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Switching Skincare Products During The Winter Season

We do not have winter here in the Philippines. We only have rainy season from June to November and dry season from December to May. But the holidays are coming up and most people will travel to colder countries to experience snow and something a little different from the climate here in the Philippines.  So before you pack your bags and skincare, here are some tips on which products to switch and bring when traveling to a cold country.

SKIN CHANGES DURING THE WINTER

Skin may become dry, itchy, and prone to irritation.  It can also become dull and flaky because cooler temperature slows down the cell turnover time, or the rate at which skin cells shed to reveal newer, healthier cells.  Heaters used to provide warmth during the winter months also makes the skin dry out even further.

SKINCARE TO SWITCH

Use products that are more hydrating during winter. It is also best to switch from lotions to creams as creams are a bit thicker in consistency and can moisturize more effectively.

SKINCARE THAT CAN BE APPLIED ALL YEAR-ROUND

Suncreens as well as cleansers may be used all year-round.  Sunscreen is especially important even during winter as snow, ice, and water  reflect the rays of the sun which can cause damage to the skin.  You can still use antioxidants, exfoliants, and retinol to keep your skin smooth and more youthful during the holidays.

SKINCARE PRODUCTS TO BUY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

For those who are also fond of hoarding skin care products overseas, make sure that the products you are buying are suited for your skin type. Choose formulations that will work well in a warmer climate like the one that we have here in the Philippines.