If you are obsessed about taking care of your skin, you just don’t seem to get any break. Hot or dry weather can suck the moisture out of our skins. Winter comes and even with the lower temperatures, the same thing happens. Cold weather and low humidity will result in dry air which also sucks the moisture away from our skin. This results in it being chapped, flaky and itchy. That is why we need to take every precaution to keep our skin protected and hydrated from the elements. Let’s be prepared and check out the different ways that we can keep our skin healthy and beautiful.
When the weather gets cold, our first instinct is to just pile up those layers of clothing. While bundling up is a great way to keep off the cold, do not forget to cover up exposed parts of our skin. Be sure to wear waterproof gloves instead of just regular ones. Use a scarf to cover your neck and the exposed part of your chest that your coat does not cover. A hat is also a good idea to keep your ears warm and to protect your hair.
Hot showers are the best in winter. Just thinking about it makes us feel good. But if you want to keep your skin healthy during this cold season, use lukewarm water especially when washing your face and hands. Hot showers tend to strip away the beneficial oils from our skin.
Warm Not Hot
In this cold weather, keeping your home warm is essential but do not go overboard with it. Too hot and it will dry your skin. If you think that the air in your home is too dry, consider using a humidifier.
Provide More Moisture
As the season changes, we also need to change our skincare routine. The cold weather and the winter winds can make the moisture in our skin evaporate quickly. The lower temperature also slows down the skin’s production of natural oils. To counteract this, use a heavier moisturizer from what you were using when the weather was warmer.
The game is about hydration and in the winter months, we tend to drink less water because we always go for that cup of hot cocoa. Remember that our skin also needs hydration from the inside. A glass of warm water and lemon should do the trick.