How to Keep Skin Moisturized in Winter While Avoiding Breakouts

How to Keep Skin Moisturized in Winter While Avoiding Breakouts

Published by Jil Goorman on Nov 23rd 2020

Winter weather can be tough on your skin. The weather is colder and drier, which means you might need to add more moisturizer to your skincare routine. For people who suffer with acne breakouts, it’s a delicate balance to find the right moisture that won’t leave skin oily skin and lead to flare-ups. Here are some tips to help.

Use Acne-Safe Moisturizers

Before you just start using extra moisturizer, check to make sure your products are acne-safe. Many moisturizers that you would find at a drugstore or your local beauty store are designed for a wide range of skin types, which means they’re not designed specifically for someone with acne breakouts.

Moisturizers that say they are safe for all skin types can have harmful ingredients that might inflame sensitive or acne-prone skin. When skin gets irritated it can over-produce oil, which increases the chance of acne breakouts or makes existing breakouts worse. Instead buy products that are specifically designed to control breakouts with quality ingredients that eliminate bacteria, protect against pollutants in the air, and hydrate and balance skin naturally.

Use the Right Cleansers

Keeping skin moisturized is about more than just moisturizer. Your cleanser could also be contributing the skin that feels dry or tight. Some common drugstore cleansers can strip away essential oils that will help your skin stay healthy through the winter months. Cleansers that claim to help with moisturizing might use ingredients that are not designed for people who experience severe acne breakouts, leading to flare-ups.

If you notice significant changes to your skin in the winter months, it’s important to find the right balance of cleansers designed to control acne without stripping away essential moisture from the skin. A skin consultant can help if you’re not sure what products would be best for your skin type.

Continue to Wear Sunscreen

It might seem counterintuitive that you need sunscreen in winter, but the sun’s rays can still be harmful to your skin even when the temperature outside is cold. Putting on sunscreen protects your skin from UV rays, prevents winter sunburns—which can be especially common when you’re participating in outdoor activities like skiing or snowshoeing—and reduces dryness and irritation. As a bonus, the sunscreen also protects against premature aging and wrinkles.

Find the Best Acne-Safe Moisturizer Today

Jil Goorman Beauty provides the highest quality products for acne-prone skin. Our full line of cleansers, moisturizers, serums, and beauty products are specifically designed to prevent breakouts and keep skin looking and feeling radiant and healthy year-round. Shop for acne-safe moisturizers today.