How much do you trust your current skincare routine in the cold? As we get through the Winter season, our skin faces more backlash. Winter weather strips your skin of moisture and of its natural, moisturizing oils. You probably already know how the harsh, cold, and dry winter weather does to on your own skin. The two most common skin types are oily and normal-dry. If you suffer from either of these skin types, you’re definitely not alone.
Having normal skin means your skin is not too dry and not too oily. Normal skin has no or few imperfections, no severe sensitivity, barely any visible pores and a radiant complexion. But even having amazing skin like this, the winter plays a huge role. One common factor the Winter has on normal skin is dryness. Senior Birjot Kaur said, “My skin is normal, but gets very dry in the winter time… normally my skin gets dry around my cheeks and temples and white flakes appear. That gets really irritating because due to my acne medication, my skin stings.” Winter’s wrath can turn supple, normal skin into dry, irritated patches.
When you have oily skin, that means that your skin is shiny, thick, greasy and heavy especially on the T-zone, which is your forehead, all through to your nose and chin. People with oily skin are more likely to have breakouts, spots, blackheads, pimples, and other blemishes due to the growth of sebum by the glands that produce oil. As much as it sounds icky, oily skin does have its advantages since the excessive production of oil keeps the skin plump and thicker, it tends to age and wrinkle less. The most common factor of oily skin, is basically the oil. Senior Prashanta Balraj, who has oily skin, said, “my skin is usually oily year round mostly in the t-zone and during the Winter months is when I get very oily”
When you’re shopping for makeup, skincare, body, fragrance, and much more, Sephora is a popular place to go. Their skin care line has over 100 different brands from which to choose. When visiting Sephora, located at Roosevelt Field Mall, I asked Sephora employee Yolanda Razad for what products work best on dry – normal skin and oily skin for this Winter season.