Winter season can be stressful for your skin. Between the warm, dry indoors, and cold, windy weather outdoors, the skin cannot balance itself quickly enough. This can can cause dry, irritated skin, dilated capillaries and redness. The cold temperatures outside reduce blood flow and your skin gets less nutrients and oxygen. Regenerative process in the skin slows down. Heating systems indoors can create a very dry environment. Moisture passes out of our skin into the air. To keep your skin healthy during the winter you should make simple adjustments to your everyday skin care routine.
Skin Care Tips for Winter Season
The skin produces less oil during winter season, which causes dry skin. Dry skin needs a richer moisturizer. Use oil-based moisturizer and apply it at least two times a day or more.
It’s important to protect your skin from the sun, before heading outdoors. Apply a moisturizer with SPF to the face and any other skin areas that may be exposed to the sun.
Showers and baths
Use warm water and try to limit your baths or showers to 5 minutes once a day. Gentle wash your face and don’t scrub your body with a washcloth. These changes will prevent the natural oils from being zapped from your skin.
A humidifier can place much needed moisture to dry air. Invest in a humidifier to have the indoor environment well moisturized which prevents your skin from drying out.
Maintaining Healthy Skin During Winter Months
Protect your skin from from the cold, dry air and wind with gloves, hats, scarves, and sunglasses. Cold, dry air can strip natural moisture from exposed skin. Wear loose-fitting cotton clothes next to your skin and avoid materials that irritate your skin.
Cracked skin can be a problem in the winter due to extreme dryness in the skin. Apply organic coconut oil or almond oil all over your skin after taking the bath.
Winter Lip Care
Before going out in cold use sun-protective lip balm to prevent your lips from chapping.
Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.