Winter can be a wonderful time of year. Hot cocoa, sweaters and curling up in bed with a book are just a few of the wonderful things that cold weather brings along with it. But there are some downsides to all of this cold, dry air. Chapped skin, lips and hands are a few of those awful things that come along with the change in temperature, but luckily, we’ve got some winter skin care hacks just for you.
One of the best things you can do to protect your skin and manage all of that awful cracking, peeling and dryness is to moisturize your skin regularly. In the morning after your shower when your skin is still damp, after you wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, and before you go to bed. This will lock moisture into your skin and help keep your skin looking and feeling healthy and soft.
Turn Down the Heat
Everyone loves waking up and taking a nice, long, hot shower before going into work or going about your daily activities. However, you might not be aware, but hot water actually causes your skin to dry out much more quickly. A bath with some oils can be a wonderful way to replenish and rejuvenate your skin, but the water temp in your bath should be lukewarm as well as when you shower.
Break out the Humidifier
There is a very low amount of moisture in the air in the cold months of the year, which causes your skin to dry out very quickly. Counteracting it is as simple as investing in a humidifier for your home and office! A humidifier can help your skin retain hydration and restore that youthful look and healthy feel!
It may not seem that important, but if you have cotton sheets laced with synthetic fibers, chances are, you’re irritating your skin at night while you sleep. Most especially if you suffer from eczema, or something similar that requires medical care. The best thing that you can do for your skin is to get silk or 100% cotton, tightly-woven material sheets and pajamas.
It’s difficult to keep your skin looking and feeling good in the winter. But if you’re careful and follow some of our awesome hacks, we can guarantee your skin will be feeling fabulous in no time at all.