8 Winter Skin Care Tips
Winter is here and we all know that alligator skin feeling that creeps in this time of the year. So how do you keep your skin moisturized from the dry elements and protected from the winter elements? Here’s what the experts say.
- Take Warm, Not Hot Showers
Yes, as lovely as that long hot shower feels it strips your skin of natural moisture.
2. Dry Itchy Skin
Moisturize your skin every day. Look for creams with ceramides that will help restore you skins protective barrier.
3. Protect Your Skin When You’re Outside
Wear scarves, hats, and gloves. And don’t forget the sunscreen! Yes, even in the winter. Look for breathable garments, and warmth from soft materials like cashmere.
4. Invest in a Humidifier
A humidifier will add moisture to the air and help keep your skin hydrated. Also, look for richer creams than you would normally use in warmer weather.
5. You use less soap and look for moisturizing cleaners
Many soaps can have irritants that will dry out your skin. Look for fragrance free moisturizing cleansers. And just use less.
6. Protect Your Lips
Lips get easily chapped in the winter. A moisturizing balm (like petroleum jelly or another ointment) can help heal dry, cracked lips and keep them from getting chapped.
7. Lower the Thermostat
Central heating can really dry out the air in your house. Think about lowering the temperature to 68 degrees, especially at night. Your skin will thank you.
8. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Yes, drinking water through the day is always a good idea. Warm tea is another good way to hydrate.