Winter Skin Care

Moisturizers and more…

Winter is officiallty here. And it brought us cold weather, heating bills and, yes, dryer skin. While there is nothing (or very little) we can do about first two, dry skin does not have to be inevitable. Here are some tips on how to keep your skin healthy.

  • Make sure to use moisturizer, yes it’s well know, but for some reason often forgotten. Choose moisturizer that fits your skin type, and keep in mind that since skin tends to be dryer in winter you may need to apply moisturizer more often, or even upgrade to a richer one.
  • If you live in a very cold climate, that is if air temperature drops bellow freezing point, do not apply moisturizer right before you go outside, give at least 15 minutes to adsorb.
  • Cut down on harsh cleansers and alcohol containing toners as they destroy your skin’s protective lipid barrier, and make your skin more sensitive to cold and winds, as well as to dry indoor air. Same goes to prolonged hot baths.
  • Even though the sun seems to be milder in winter, you still need to use sunscreen. Especially if there is snow outside – snow reflects UV rays better than sand or grass, which means that you are getting higher exposure.
  • Make sure to drink recommended 6-8 glasses of water a day. This will help your skin to stay well hydrated.
  • Use humidifier to keep indoor humidity at recommended 30%-45%.
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