Breakouts During the Winter Months

Breakouts During the Winter Months

Feel like those cold weather days are damaging your skin? Your intuition may be freezing cold, but that doesn’t make it wrong.

The cold weather can really wreak havoc on your skin, leading to additional problems and potential flare ups of so-called winter acne.

But whether your skin feels worse or not when the temperature drops, skincare and your personal skincare routine should definitely adapt to the seasons. You may need a different acne treatment during the winter—one designed to help prevent dryness.

Let’s take a look at why.

Why Winter Drys Out Your Skin

Winter weather can bring your body down, and it can be about more than low sunlight intake and the effects of seasonal affective disorder.

Cold air can also harm your skin, mostly by sapping moisture from it.

Cold air means that the humidity in the air drops, and when that happens the moisture can literally be pulled from your skin.

Studies show that lowered moisture content is one of the many things that can throw off the healthy balance of your skin’s moisture and oil production, leading to dry skin deprived of both its moisture and oils.

And that can lead to acne breakouts, causing cold weather pimples to push through, especially if you have acne prone skin .

There’s more. Additional irritants like harsh wind causing wind burn can further harm your skin health.

It’s often wrongly believed that reduced blood flow from the cold may be the culprit. It actually has more to do with the recovery rate of your skin’s temperature — a stressor that can sap efficiency from your skin’s processes in addition to causing general dryness.

It can also reduce things like lipid production — leaving your natural and healthy oils diminished.

When your oil glands are thrown off, it can lead to the accumulation of dead cells in your pores, which can in turn lead to clogged pores and hair follicles, making just the right conditions for the formation of acne.

How to Protect Yourself

Protecting yourself from these increased seasonal sensitivities is about vigilant care, with a gentler approach. Your skin is dealing with more external stressors when it’s cold out, so you may need to change up your typical skincare routine as well as your acne care approach.

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