The cold weather is quickly approaching, and with it comes dry, irritable skin. The following are ways to protect your skin during colder weather.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Cold weather strips away the moisture from your skin. That’s why the dry air leaves your nose feeling dried out all the time. Buy a good moisturizer for your face and body, and don’t forget to moisturize often. Applying lotion after you’ve cleansed your skin is best. It’s going to lock in the water. Using hand cream after washing your hands will leave them feeling supple.
Understand your skin and pick the moisturizer that best suits you and your body.
I love an excellent hydrogel for my face and body during the winter months. It adds the perfect amount of hydration, and my skin isn’t flaky.
Avoid Hot Showers
It’s tempting to turn the temperature up while taking a shower when it’s cold outside, but this dries out your skin. If you take warm (not hot!) showers and apply a hydrating body wash, you’ll protect your skin from the harsh winter weather.
Avoid washing your hands with hot water, too. Using warm water is just as effective and won’t dry out your hands.
Purchase Gentle Products
A change in weather means a change in skincare. During winter, it’s best to avoid products with harsh chemicals in them, such as:
Winter is not gentle on our skin, so make sure your products are. You may want to add an eye cream to your daily routine. The skin under our eyes is fragile, and it could use help during the colder months.
Just because it’s not summer doesn’t mean you can forget the sunscreen. Protect your skin all year long.
Use a Humidifier
The air is dry during the cold months because it doesn’t have any humidity. Consider using a humidifier, especially in your room while you sleep. This device will do a lot to prevent your skin from drying out and protect your skin during the colder weather.
Don’t Exfoliate Often
The exfoliation process removes dead skin cells, but it’s best to limit this practice during the winter. Try to limit this to once a week to avoid disrupting the pH balance of your skin and drying it out even more.