13 Nov 4 Easy Skincare Tips for the Winter Season
The winter months bring about holiday festivities, cooler weather, and, of course, dry skin. No matter how rigorous your normal skincare routine may be, it still might not be enough to give your skin the care it deserves during these harsh months.
If you’ve found that your skin is especially struggling from this cold weather, don’t panic—
this is a common problem, especially for women with sensitive skin. Just for you, we’ve made a list of some of the best skin care tips for surviving the winter months. No matter what kind of skin you have, we have the perfect solutions for you. These skincare tips are few but can work wonders for helping your skin glow — snow or shine.
Tip #1: Remember Moisturizing is Key
Even if a moisturizer is a typical part of your skincare routine, it may not be powerful enough to give your skin the hydration it craves. Because of the lack of moisture in the winter air, simple lotion often doesn’t do the trick. Upgrade your regular moisturizer to a cream-based one with a thicker formula — this will help to lock in moisture into your skin.
Along with creams, moisturizing oils are great for a splash of hydration. High temperatures from hot showers can actually further dry out and crack your skin, however, using hydrating oils before your bath or shower can add a layer of hydrating protection to keep your skin from getting damaged.
If you’ve done all this and find that your skin is still not getting the moisture that it needs, perhaps humidifier might do the trick. Humidifiers are used specifically to add water vapor into the air. Running it overnight in your home has the potential to give your skin proper moisture through a good night’s rest.
Tip #2: Avoid Burning-Hot Water
As we mentioned, the high temperatures in your bath or shower can easily absorb any moisture in your skin, drying it out further. If you must take a steamy shower, try to limit your time in the water to under ten minutes. Not only is this good for the environment, but it saves your skin, too. If hot showers are a necessity, make sure to add a thick layer of cream-based moisturizer on your body afterward for protection before hitting the slopes or ice skating.
Tip #3: Make Sunscreen Your BFF
Even if you live somewhere that doesn’t get much sun during the winter season, applying sunscreen regularly is still crucial. Clouds are not enough protection from the sun’s UV rays. In fact, they hardly help at all, making it just as important to wear sunscreen during overcast days, as it is during the heat of the summer.
Snow can also reflect over 90% of the sun’s UV rays. Not only is this damaging to the eyes, but it has adverse effects on your skin, too. That said, before you step outdoors, make sure your skin is protected first. We don’t suggest wearing a long-sleeve shirt in 90-degree weather, but in addition to your sunscreen, you might find wearing a sunhat or vibrant colors (darker colors absorbs heat from the sun) helpful.
Tip #4: Upgrade Your Skincare Routine
Maintaining moisturized and protected skin is vital during not only the season change but unpredictable weather and extremely harsh conditions. This will probably require you giving your skin wellness routine an upgrade with products that work to combat skin issues faced in the midst of the old and dry months. Just be sure that they’re quality enough to handle Jack Frost nipping at your nose when he finally arrives.