That trusty little bar of soap you always use? It may just be making things worse for your skin in winter. It’s true. Like everything we put on our skin, even soap needs to be the right one for each season.
Soap reacts with and affects skin differently in different seasons, and choosing the right soap for winter can make all the difference to how supple it stays through the season.
How to win at winter
Whether it gets cold where you live, or winter passes by with no more than a slight dip in temperatures, the fact is that the air becomes noticeably drier in this season, leaving skin feeling dry, taut and rough.
And if that isn’t enough, with the weather turning cooler, we end up drinking less water, depriving our skin of hydration even further.
Which is why the soap we use has its job cut out during these months.
To choose a soap that’s up for the job, look out for these ingredients.
- Glycerin - Apart from the fab four, there is also the old faithful - Glycerin. A humectant - meaning it has the ability to attract humidity to itself - glycerin in soap keeps skin plump and hydrated through the driest of seasons.
Get your hands on soaps loaded with these wonder ingredients, stay away from overly fragranced products, remember to stay hydrated, and your skin will be all set to tide through winter looking and feeling its best.