As we approach the end of January, the cold weather is still in full force. For many people, the cold, winter air can be the cause of skin issues, like dryness or irritation. Whether you tend to stay bundled indoors or active in the winter air, we have found some tips to save your skin this winter.
Staying hydrated from the inside can help your skin’s appearance on the outside. Try to get the daily recommendation of 8 to 10 glasses of water a day to help maintain your skin’s natural moisture. Remember, other beverages such as coffee and alcohol can dehydrate your body, so make sure to add more water to balance and hydrate.
It may be tempting to take a hot shower after a cold day outdoors, but the scorching temperature of your water can do more harm than good for your skin. Hot water tends to dry out your skin compared to cool or lukewarm water. When showering, try to lower the temperature, your skin will thank you in the long run.
With so many creams and lotions on the market, it can be hard to decide which option is best. Our rule of thumb is to try and select non-fragranced lotions, this will help soothe skin and reduce further irritation. Also, make sure to apply lotions and creams after your shower or bath, while you are still damp. This will help lock in moisture and keep your skin soft.
Create A Barrier
If you are someone who enjoys the great outdoors, make sure you are protecting your skin. Creating a barrier before you head outside can help keep skin soft and safe from the elements, like the cold and the wind. A classic skin barrier is vaseline, the petroleum base helps put a protective layer between your skin and the elements.
Natural oils, like coconut or rosehip, are known for their moisturizing properties. But, what many people do not know are that these types of natural oils are great for keeping moisture in the skin. Try using natural oils at the end of your skincare routine to help seal all of the products on your skin.
Even though the weather may be cold outdoors, your skin does not have to suffer. What are your winter skincare tips?