Biting winds, steamy showers, fluctuating temps - yup, it’s that time of year where we all have to deal with dry, itchy skin. Luckily we have some tips for keeping your skin healthy and glowing, regardless of the harsh conditions you may face:
Shorten showers and decrease the heat - While a long hot shower may seem appealing, we urge for the opposite! You’ll pull all of the moisture out of your skin, drying it out quicker. Opt for a shorter, warmer shower instead.
Increase your water intake - Hydrating from the inside makes for plumper and firmer skin that can repair itself better.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! - After bathing, pat yourself with a towel so a light layer of water remains, then apply lotion immediately. Switch your lotion to a cream, and look for moisturizers with Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid.
Humidifiers are your friend - By turning one on in your room while you sleep, your skin will be more moisturized and you’ll be able to breathe easier as well. Try out one of these neat portable USB humidifiers found here.
Food for thought - First off, eat right; antioxidant rich foods like pomegranate give your skin increased protection, immunity and resistance to the elements. Also, applying coconut oil, avocado oil, and olive oil topically are great for nourishment.
Do any of you have some winter skin care tips to share?