By: Corinne Dorsey

It’s National Healthy Skin Care Month, and Temple Indigo has created the perfect winter skincare guide featuring products from black-owned skincare companies. As we enter the season of snow angels and marshmallows by the fire, there is no denying our skin is more susceptible to dry skin than ever. The winter’s dry and cold air can leave your skin feeling dry, itchy, red, and dull. As we face the winter skin effects, a few easy changes to your skincare routine can go a long way when it comes to preventing dry skin. Here are some tips to keeping your skin soft, healthy, and glowing this winter!

Switch to Gentle Cleansers

As we embark on the winter months, make sure to avoid harsh and irritating cleansers. As an alternative, consider using creamy and gentle cleansers that enhance your skin’s elasticity in the winter months. 

A great option to protect overall moisture is Rosen Super Smoothie Cleanser, which contains active fruit powders like lemon, strawberry, and raspberry, that help tone the skin and won’t strip skin of its natural oils.

Boost Your Overall Hydration

A crucial step in protecting your skin from dryness is switching to a nourishing serum that will ensure a hydrating and glowing complexion. A key ingredient to look for in your next hydrating serum or moisturizer is Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is responsible for filling the spaces between cells and is widely used to reduce expression lines and wrinkles.

An ideal option to optimize overall moisture is Ayele’s Hydra-Boost Serum to keep your skin moisturized and glowing throughout the winter.

Sunscreen is still Essential.

The need for sunscreen does not disappear throughout the winter months. Wearing sunscreen is still a must as ice and snow can reflect 80% of UV rays. UV rays are also the source of about 90% of all wrinkles and can even cause skin cancer. 

Shontay Lundy changed the sunscreen game for women of color when she created a non-white cast formula infused with nurturing avocado oil and jojoba oils, cacao, and carrot juice. Take a look at her sunscreen to add to your winter skincare routine, Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30

Remember to Exfoliate

Exfoliation is critical to your skincare routine in the winter months. Exfoliation stimulates cell renewal, prevents the formation of pimples and blackheads, eliminates excess sebum in pores, leaving the skin ready for moisturizing.

The Green Tea Clay Mask+Scrub is a luxurious option that is effective and chock full of vitamins!

Add an Eye Cream

One of the most neglected areas in skincare is the eyes. As the most sensitive and delicate part of the face, it requires treatment with special care. It is essential to add an eye cream to your regimen to prevent dehydration, dark circles, and puffiness exacerbated in the winter months.

Ayele’s Virgin Rose Eye Cream would be a perfect addition to your routine.

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