6 Winter Skin Care Tips


With winter in full swing, you're likely decorating your home for the holidays and shopping for gifts. However, in the midst of all that excitement, don't forget about your skin. Freezing temperatures and strong winds can be tough on your skin, so it is important to take good care of it. Here are a few winter skincare tips to follow.

Switch Cleansers

If you normally use a gel cleanser to wash your face at night, it's time to replace it with something else. Since winter weather can remove moisture from your skin, you should use a creamy, hydrating cleanser from now on. It will put some of the moisture back into your skin and help it feel softer.

Don't Neglect to Use Sunscreen

Just because it's cold out, doesn't mean you should skimp on sunscreen. The sun can still damage your skin in the wintertime. Before you head outdoors, do not forget to apply sunscreen on your face, neck, and hands.

Moisturize More Frequently

Since winter weather can dry out your skin, you should moisturize the skin on your face and body more often. You should also use a thicker moisturizer in the wintertime and apply it after you take a shower or bath.

Avoid Taking Hot Showers

When you first wake up in the morning and are freezing cold, there is nothing more comforting than taking a hot shower. Unfortunately, very hot water can dry out your skin even more. To keep more moisture in your skin, take a lukewarm shower instead.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of liquids throughout the day is also important in the wintertime. It will help restore some of the moisture back in your skin, helping it look healthier. If you get bored drinking plain water every day, add a lime or lemon to it for extra flavor.

Use a Humidifier

In the wintertime, you run your heating system every day to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. However, all of that heat can eventually dry out your skin. That is why it is a good idea to place a humidifier in the room you spend most of your time in, such as your bedroom. The device adds moisture back in the air, which can help hydrate your skin.

If you follow these tips, you can maintain healthy and hydrated skin in the winter. A dermatologist can provide you with more information if you have unusually dry or painfully dry skin. If you have additional skincare questions, consult your dermatologist.


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