Saving Your Skin from Winter

Tem­per­a­tures out­side are drop­ping faster than the snow is falling from the sky. You’re feel­ing it, espe­cially on your skin. Not only are cold, but your skin is dry, crack­ing, peel­ing, and even itch­ing. Don’t worry. You can fight back against the cold, dry embrace of Jack Frost and keep your skin look­ing and feel­ing beau­ti­ful. And here are a few tips on how to do just that:

  • Use sun­screen. Just because the sun isn’t at full power dur­ing the win­ter, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pro­tect your skin against dam­ag­ing radiation.
  • Drink plenty of flu­ids. Water help plump up your skin cells, so sip­ping on some­thing liq­uid through­out the day to help keep your skin sup­ple and healthy.
  • Exfo­li­ate often. You need to remove dead skin cells to make way for new ones. Reg­u­lar exfo­li­a­tion will help you do just that!
  • Use the right mois­tur­izer. You may want to go with a heav­ier mois­tur­izer to coun­ter­act effects of wind and the cold.
  • Love your hands. Your hands don’t have as many oil glands, mean­ing it can be a chore to keep them mois­tur­ized in cold, dry weather. Keep your hands pro­tected by wear­ing gloves.
  • Get humid. You can keep your liv­ing envi­ron­ment from con­tribut­ing to win­ter skin woes by plac­ing small humid­i­fiers through­out your house. That will help coun­ter­act heaters and cen­tral air sys­tems that blow hot air through your home and keep your skin moist and happy.