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A Guide to Dry Skin Relief in Winter

Winter is coming…

It’s that time of the year where lightweight moisturizers and gel cleansers are now your biggest enemies, even though they worked perfectly for balancing and oil controlling in the summer.

When temperature drops, cold winds result in a dry climate that will make your skin suffer.

Signs when you know your skin is suffering from dryness:

  • Tight skin after cleansing face
  • Skin becomes oily mid-to-late afternoon
  • Skin feels rough
  • Makeup tend to appear “caked-on”
  • Flaking, scaling or peeling
  • Redness on cheeks

So…what are these signs telling you? THAT YOUR SKIN IS LACKING MOISTURE!!!

The Cupidrop Team have come up with 6 golden tips that will help you fight against dryness in the winter and save the moisture in your skin:

Use cleansing oil

Cleansing oils provide quick and easy removal for all types of makeup and sunscreens while leaving your skin feeling supple and smooth.

Cupidrop’s Choice: ATrue Pure Balancing Cleansing Oil.

It is currently voted as number 1 under the cleansing oil category in Hwahae. This cleansing oil is made from 8 kinds of botanical oil and it leaves your skin feeling nourished, relaxed and smooth after use. Rosehip extractions also provide a brightening boost.

Use cleanser with low pH level to keep up the moisture level in your skin

The pH of our skin’s protective barrier is between 4.5 to 5.5 and its main job is to keep water absorbed into skin so it stays soft and hydrated. It also keeps germs, bacteria and pollutants out of the skin, preventing infections and irritations.

When you raise the pH level, you’re removing too much oil and the moisture in your skin will evaporate, drying out the skin. Therefore, skin can’t protect itself from the environment and becomes more sensitive, which can lead to irritation and breakouts.

Using a cleanser with low pH level can help to balance the moisture level in our skin and prevents from irritation.

Cupidrop’s Choice: Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser.

With a pH level of 5.6~7.6, this foaming cleanser is formulated with amino acid which makes sure that your skin doesn’t dry out and feel tight after use. It also contains hyaluronic acid and aloe leaf extract to provide nourishment to your skin, leaving it calm and smooth.

Moisturizer is your best friend

Don’t think that moisturizers will make your skin oily – it is essential during the winter!

Avoid moisturizers that make your skin feel tight or forces your skin to produce more oil, choose the one that is right for your skin.

Cupidrop’s Choise: Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream.

This moisturizer is enriched with Coptis Japonica Root Extract, which is suitable for sensitive and acne prone skin. The formula was created to fight inflammation while soothing and refining your skin for an even texture.

Don’t think that sunscreen is only needed at the beach.

UVA – Ultraviolet a Rays, is present year-round and the sn is actually even closer to the earth in the winter months. Although they are weaker in the winter so we don’t get sunburned easily, they can still cause wrinkles, premature aging and affect the overall health of your skin.

Cupidrop’s Choice: Heimish Artless Glow Base SPF50+/PA+++

2-in-1 makeup primer and sunscreen, it preps your skin while protecting it from the harsh sun rays so you can achieve the most wanted “my skin but better” look!


Don’t skip important steps in your routine – follow #simplesix

Some people might think: “I use a facial moisturizer, so I’m all set.” That’s not quiet right, especially if your skin is losing its moisture in the cold climate.

From toner, to essence, to moisturizer, each step will provide you with essential nourishment and nutrition so your skin is healthy and dewy all the time!

Here at Cupidrop, we have #SimpleSix, a simple skincare routine with just 6-steps that can get your skincare journey started:

  • Double – Cleansing 
  • Toner
  • Serum/Essence 
  • Eye Cream
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen / Mask

Hopefully these tips will help you to live through winter with a healthier skin!


Cupidrop Team

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