Cold winter temperatures can be especially hard on our skin. Sharp winds and dry air can damage our already sensitive dry skin and can cause cracking, flaking, or even bleeding. But don’t worry – there are ways to fight harsh low humidity levels during the winter. They include some extra work like hydration, skin moisturizing, and even lifestyle changes.
So, here are some tips for skin care during winter.
Although it may seem more important during those hot summer days, exfoliating is crucial for skin health any time of the year. It helps us get rid of dead skin cells, which makes it easier to absorb moisture and keep our skin ready for the cold, dry air.
You’ll want to make your skin as moisturized as you can, as the dry winter air can easily sap all the moisture from your body. Certain areas of the skin like elbows, hands, and feet tend to dry off more easily than other areas, so pay special attention to these body parts. Choose a moisturizer that works for your skin type and get to work.
Drink More Water
Our skin needs hydration both from the inside and outside. Drinking more water is crucial for skin care during winter, especially since we often drink less water during the colder months (because we sweat less) and we turn to drinks like coffee and tea.
It may seem counterintuitive, but the fact that you don’t feel the warmth doesn’t mean the UV rays aren’t reaching your skin. Protect your skin with a sunscreen that absorbs easily so you can apply it on a day-to-day basis.
Skin care during winter needs a bit more devotion and effort than during the summer months, but it’s the only way to go if you want to avoid skin damage caused by the dry cold air. Invest in products that suit your skin type and keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.