Winter Skin Care 我的膚質屬於敏感中性偏乾，尤其美國冬天室內多因暖氣變得更為乾燥，除了開加濕器和懸掛濕毛巾增加濕氣外，我還很注重保養品的保濕功能。我的臉部肌膚容易敏感，層層堆疊容易過敏且也不一定有效。所以這幾年保養品程序簡化到最低且有效的三步驟，清潔、保濕精華液、鎖水乳液。
Winter Skin Care. As I have always had sensitive and dry skin for as long as I could remember, I have always been looking for the right skin care products. Especially in winter, my face gets drier when the heater is on. With time, I have created my skin care routine with quality items at reasonable prices. I keep my routine simple with only 3 steps, cleaning, hydrating with serum and moisturizing with cream.
｜Winter Skin Care｜Step 1: Cleaning
The 1st step of my winter skin care is cleaning. I clean my face twice a day and I usually wash my face with water only in the morning. At night, I clean my face with Kao Biore Facial Washing Foam Moisture. The foam is pretty mild and I love ti. When I wear makeup, I wet the cotton sheet with Loreal Paris Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, and swipe it across my eyes for waterproof eye makeup. It doesn’t burn my eyes and removes heavy eye makeup thoroughly. I also use Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution to remove my face makeup. Bioderma is fragrance-free, alcohol-free and leaves my face feeling clean and hydrated.
｜Winter Skin Care｜Step 2: Hydrating
The 2nd skin care step in winter is hydrating with serum. I depend on dermatologists’ advice and tips a lot and I have perfected my skin care products with their top picks. After rinsing, I apply Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum. The texture of this serum is milky and goes on easily. It has a scent and I usually prefer unscented skin care products, but it does hydrate and work really good on my skin.
｜Winter Skin Care｜Step 3: Moisturizing
The 3rd step of winter skin care is moisturizing with rich cream. In addition to the serum, I apply the Stiefel cream as my last skin care step. Upon the advice of dermatologist Dr. Pin-Chi Chiu, who is the authority on dermatology in Taiwan, I started using Stiefel Physiogel lotion/cream a couple of years ago. Physiogel is gentle on sensitive skin as it contains no perfume, preservatives, alcohols and colorants. I have been using this product for many years and this works fantastic on my face. I usually apply Physiogel lotion in summer and cream in winter. On snow day, I use Stiefel Physiogel Intensive Cream for my extremely dry face. Another lotion that I also love is Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. Cetaphil is recommended by a lot of dermatologists for dry and sensitive skin as it is also non-fragrant and non-comedogenic.
最後是番外篇 – 手部保養。其實以前我在台灣很少擦護手霜，海島氣候潮濕手不大乾。直到來美國後冬天常常手指關節和指甲邊緣乾燥到裂開，才養成擦護手霜的習慣。所以學乖了睡前會擦瑰柏翠的護手霜，再用瑰柏翠萬用油膏加強乾燥的關節。
｜Winter Hand Care｜
For hand care in winter, I actually rarely applied hands cream when I was in Taiwan as the weather is pretty humid. But after moving to Boston, the winter is so freezing and severe that my hands get dry and cracked all the time. Now I use Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy every night before going to bed, and apply their All Purpose Balm for my drier elbows and cuticles. The All Purpose Balm is rich and infused with shea butter, softening my skin really well.