Asian woman in winter wear, smiling against a snowy backdrop in nature

Tropical girls love traveling during the winter season, mainly for the fashion and how cold weather makes the skin glow. Still, don’t underestimate freezing weather and snow, especially if it’s your first time. Rosy cheeks can turn into dry, itchy skin if you’re not careful. You may have to make a few adjustments to your skincare routine to avoid these issues.

 If you’re planning to experience winter wonderland this year, keep your skin protected against the elements and continue to enjoy glowing skin with these tips.

How to Take Care of Your Skin During the Winter Season

While the snow looks great in photos, the winter season can trigger unwanted reactions in your skin. Before you hop on a flight, prepare your winter beauty arsenal with these skincare tips.

Switch to a hydrating facial cleanser.

Infusing your skin with moisture at different levels can help build resilience to the cold. If you’ve been using lightweight products, pack thicker, more nourishing formulas for your trip. For example, use a hydrating face cleanser to prevent stripping your skin of natural oils while cleansing.

Try Dove Facial Cleansing Mousse Brightening Care, with 40% Active Boost and that moisturizes your skin from the first wash and keeps it radiant for up to 24 hours. It also helps you have brighter and even-toned skin!

Keep your hot showers or baths short.

We know, we know: how could you avoid hot showers during winter? Yet the torrid temperature of the water, no matter how therapeutic it may seem, can and even aggravate irritation. Calm your skin by limiting your showers to 15 minutes and opting for warm water instead.

Ditch the harsh scrubs.

While may sound like a good idea, resist the urge to scrub away flakes and dry skin while traveling. Avoid loofahs, harsh body scrubs, and even dry brushing tools. Instead, focus on moisturizing your skin, especially . You wouldn’t want to injure your skin, especially during a trip. Save the exfoliants for when you return home.

Don’t forget the sunscreen.

Sunscreen is not just for the beach or tropical climates. The fact is, the sun shines year-round, even if you may not feel the temperatures rise. Moreover, snow reflects 90% of UV rays, which doubles your exposure. Because ultraviolet rays can be just as damaging, so slather on your SPF.

Arm yourself with POND'S Bright Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ wherever you go. It helps protect your skin against sunburn and sun damage, which can accelerate skin aging. Don’t forget to reapply every two hours!

Carry lip balm or a salve with you.

The winter air can result in dry, chapped lips that are more prone to breaking. Keep your puckers safe and soft with a lip balm or a multipurpose salve. Choose one with SPF to help your lips dodge premature aging. A salve can also be helpful for other sudden skin emergencies, such as relieving eczema, dermatitis, insect bites, and rashes.

Protect your skin from indoor heating.

Indoor heating can keep you warm in freezing temperatures, but at the expense of drying out your skin. Unlike humid weather, artificial central heating can strip your skin of moisture and make it red, dry, flaky, and irritated. Combat the effects of indoor heating by turning it off when you sleep or by bringing a mini humidifier to add moisture to the air. You can also calm irritated skin by using face and body oils.

Don’t forget to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

If you have been going easy on the moisturizer, get ready to do the exact opposite once you travel during the winter. Because the frigid temperatures can dry out your complexion, you need to intensifyyourintensify your .

The winter season calls for some heavy-duty products and concentrated formulas that can nourish your parched skin. Use POND'S NEW YORK Bright Brilliance Moisturizing Face Cream Ceramide day and night to keep your face smooth and supple. It contains ceramides, which create a barrier to help prevent moisture loss and protect the skin from irritation. It also has Actience, a brightening active that illuminates the skin and boosts cell renewal.

Don't let the winter season take a toll on your skin. Enjoy a healthy, picture-perfect complexion even when you travel to the cold with these tips.