Oily Winter Skin
Most people struggle with dry and flaky skin during the cold winter months. However, sometimes dry winter air can cause oily skin and breakouts. This is because when temperatures drop and the air becomes less humid, it can strip the skin of its natural oil. To counteract this, the sebaceous glands in the skin can overproduce sebum to keep the skin pliable and soft. Unfortunately, this excess sebum production can cause oil to get trapped in pores and mix with dead skin cells, leading to breakouts and blemishes. So, what can you do about it? The best and most effective way to handle oily winter skin is to address it with a gentle cleanser and a good moisturizer. Bonus tips include (1) staying hydrated, (2) eating clean, and (3) avoiding hot showers that can further dry out your skin.