Winter weather can be harsh, leading to dry, flaky, and even cracked skin. Taking extra care of your skin during the winter months is essential to maintain its health. Here's a comprehensive guide on winter skincare to help you combat the challenges posed by cold weather:
Why Does Skin Dry Out In The Winter?
During fall and winter, humidity levels tend to diminish. The drier the air is, the more moisture your skin loses. Indoor heat also generates low humidity, which causes water to evaporate from your skin, exacerbating the situation. Additionally, our much loved heated baths and hot showers can strip off some of the natural skin barrier, resulting in dryness.
Winter Skin Care Tips To Protect Yourself 1. Hydration is Key:
Hydrating your body from the inside is as important as external skincare. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home. And invest in a good quality moisturizer that attracts or produces elastin to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.2. Avoid Hot Showers/Hot Baths:
Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils. Opt for lukewarm showers and pat your skin dry gently. Following your shower, use a nourishing lotion that creates hydration and seals in moisture with ingredients like Aloe Vera, Methylene Blue, and Shea Butter.3. Don't Skip Sunscreen:
UV rays can still damage your skin in the winter, especially in higher elevations or southern climates. UV rays are reflected off water and white snow, which can enhance UV exposure. The best sunscreens are those with broad spectrum UVB and UVA protection.4. Protect Your Hands, Feet & Lips:
Lips are prone to chapping in winter, as they don't have sebaceous oil glands to help retain moisture. Apply a thick layer of lip balm with SPF and ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil to protect them from the elements. Hands and feet can get dry and cracked as well. Use a rich hand cream and foot cream regularly, especially before bedtime.5. Extra Skin Treatments:
Cold weather can lead to the accumulation of dead skin cells, so exfoliation is a nice way to freshen up skin. Use a gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin and promote cell turnover. Treat your skin to a hydrating mask once a week to provide an extra boost of moisture. Ingredients like peptides, hyaluronic acid and glycerin are great humectant choices.
Winter skincare requires a thoughtful approach to keep your skin healthy and radiant. By incorporating these tips into your daily routine, you can combat the effects of the cold weather and maintain a glowing complexion throughout the winter months. Remember, consistency is key for effective skincare.
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