Undoubtedly, cold weather can significantly affect your skin. If you suffer through the same issues year after year, there is no better time to change your habits like the present. Give yourself the gift of hydrated skin this year.
1. Moisturize with a Water Base
You might consider replacing your current moisturizer with one that offers a water base. These types of moisturizers often work great for dry skin because they are lightweight and give your skin a more supple appearance.
You should also apply moisturizer right after a shower rather than after your skin has dried from bathing. Your skin will thank you for moisturizing before it has a chance to dry out. Start out by patting your face and body dry, never rubbing. Apply moisturizer to your face and lotion to your body to prevent your skin from drying out.
2. Make Your Showers Warm
You may be tempted to take a hot shower to ward off the cold air, but a warm shower is much better for your skin. Unfortunately, hot water can strip oils away from your body. While it may seem counter-intuitive, these oils defend your body against the cold by keeping your skin lubricated.
While you are in the shower, forego using your washcloth or loofah. Scrubbing your skin with these items can strip away your skin, leaving you defenseless to the dry air around you. Your hands are a much better option. On that note, you should also avoid exfoliating too often.
3. Hydrate from the Inside Out
If you are not drinking enough water, your body will feel (and look) dehydrated. You may find yourself falling into the trap of drinking hot beverages and avoiding the need for water during these colder months, but you still need to stay hydrated throughout the day.
You should also pay close attention to what you are eating. Fruits and vegetables are perfect for helping your body stay hydrated, especially because they contain zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.
4. Be Wary of the Sun
You might not feel the sun beating down on you throughout the winter, but it is always still right there. Make sure that you are using adequate SPF each day, avoiding greasy creams, to avoid sunburn. This is especially necessary when you are in the snow and feel the sun reflecting back at you through it.
5. Wear Comfortable Clothing
The best clothing available to you will be those that are soft. Wear cotton and similar fabrics closer to your skin, allowing more abrasive fabrics to sit in the outer layers of clothing. Otherwise, you might be facing scratched, irritated skin at the end of the day.
Whether you are still contending with the cold weather this year or want to be ready for when it cools down again, these tips will help you stay comfortable and beautiful in your skin. Contact a local dermatology clinic for more information and assistance.Share
27 February 2018
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