Although the winter season can be beautiful and cheerful, it may not be so great for your skin. With cold weather it can bring dehydration, irritation, and even itchiness especially with extreme dryness and chill in the air. With many holiday celebrations and gatherings to attend this holiday, dry skin is the last thing you want. Luckily, there are various ways to avoid the winter blues on your skin and get it glowing instead! Here are five easy ways you can keep your skin radiant and hydrated this winter season.
As dry, cold winter air can really damage your skin, it’s always best to modify your skincare regimen to maximize hydration as possible. It’s important to moisturize at least once a day. If you’re skin type is very dry, try opting in for thicker moisturizers or face oils at night. Another tip is to carry around a hydration mist for a quick spritz of moisture throughout the day whenever you face is feeling a bit dry.
Never underestimate the power of exfoliation! It helps to get rid of dead skin cells and keeps your face luminous. In addition, it helps your skin absorb your skincare products a lot better and you’ll notice a smoother makeup application as well. Choose face and body scrubs and exfoliate as often as your skin needs.
We all know we love hot, steaming showers during the winter season. Although it may feel great, your skin might find it the exact opposite. Not only does it dry out your skin faster than usual, but your skin can get easily irritated and sometimes itchy. The same goes for washing your hands!
Just because the sun isn’t out, doesn’t mean it’s not aging you. Even on the grayest winter day, UV rays is strong enough to increase your risk of exposure. Whether you’re out hitting the slopes or out and about, be sure to apply some sunscreen to any or all exposed areas of your body.
With lots of holiday celebrations, the temptation to eat sweets and fats is almost impossible to resist. Be sure to balance your diet and increase your intake of water to keep you and your body hydrated from the inside out.