Winter can not only be very unforgiving in planned adventures but this particular season can also be unforgiving on your skin. Keeping your skin glowing and healthy during the winter months can be a huge task for some especially those with already existing skin conditions. Here are some are helpful tips to keep your skin flawless and glowing even in the winter months.
Winter months can bring desires to drink a tremendous amount of hot chocolate, cappuccino, and other warming beverages that soothes the soul. Hydration is a very crucial step in any season of the year but especially in the winter. Keeping your skin hydrated plays a very significant part in keeping the natural glow of the skin. Water is a great form of hydration for the body but there are other ways to hydrate the body during this season. Eating hydrating fruits and vegetables can also provide the same effect as drinking water like strawberries, oranges, peaches and watermelon.
Winter is the perfect time to fall back in love with infinity scarfs, beanies, gloves, and thermals! Taking the extra step to protect and cover your body is very beneficial as the dry and harsh wind can dry the skin out in no time!
Skip The Extra Long Baths and Hot Showers
As tempting as it is to indulge in long hot baths and showers this can damage the skin and lead to very dry skin. I have been guilty of staying in the shower longer than I should at almost scolding hot water (you know how we like it ladies) and I have paid the price. I have eczema and if you too can relate with dealing with a skin condition, although the hot showers and long bubble baths are soothing, they are not our friends. It is important that if you do like to indulge that you are using lukewarm water and patting the skin dry when you are done. Rubbing your skin dry after a hot shower or bath is a very big mistake.
Whether you deal with a skin condition or not moisturizing your skin immediately after the shower or bath is a necessity! After patting your body dry immediate moisturizing can help prevent the skin feeling dried out. It is important to check your labels on your moisturizer, you only want to use oil based moisturizer during the winter. All moisturizer are either oil or water based so make sure you know which type you are using. Water based moisturizer are ideal for summer, oil based moisturizer are ideal for winter, confusing the two could be debilitating to the health of your skin. I recommend this oil based moisturizer that can be used for your face and body, it is a small jar that goes a very long way! Face Moisturizer
In the words of Renee Rouleau “Be good to your skin, you’ll wear it for the rest of your life!!”