9 Mistakes That Are Drying Out Your Skin
Is a dehydrated complexion one of your cold-weather bugaboos? Your skincare routine might actually be making the problem worse.
You wash your face in the morning and at night.
Cleansing too frequently can strip the skin, leading to dry patches and irritation, says Emmy Graber, MD, president of the Dermatology Institute of Boston. At night, remove oil, dirt, and makeup with a gentle, nonsoap face wash. In the morning, don't bother with a cleanser—for many complexions, a few splashes of water is enough.