Healthy Skin During Cold Weather
As the cold weather sets in, now is the time to follow a few steps each day to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. While the process isn’t complicated, it does require some attention to detail.
Even though the temperature may be in the single digits, don’t forget the sunscreen. Protecting your skin from the harsh UVA and UVB rays is just as important now as it is during the summer. Apply to the face every morning.
This is the time of the year when lips get chapped and dry. Be proactive and purchase a hydrating lip balm that includes shea butter, aloe and SPF 15. Apply throughout the day to keep lips moisturized.
When winter approaches, it may be time to change your lighter lotion to one that has a thicker, enriched formula and perhaps includes medication for dry skin. A rich moisturizer applied daily after a warm shower (avoid hot showers as it can make skin drier), will make your skin soft throughout the season.
Keep your body hydrated with lots of water throughout the day. This simple act keeps skin hydrated even beyond what moisturizers can achieve. Whether you drink a glass of cold water or a cup of tea, make sure that you drink fluids faithfully.
Dead skin cells can clog pores. Because your skin is drier during the cold months, these cells can clog pores and result in blemishes or acne breakouts. It’s a good idea to exfoliate your face at least once a week to eliminate the buildup of oil.
By following these simple suggestions and incorporating them into your lifestyle, your skin will stay healthy and feel and look terrific. Chances are, people will notice and wonder what your secret is for maintaining such great looking skin during these cold winter months.