As the snow on the ground layers up, so do we. The only thing more crucial than layering up in a thick knit, heavy sweater is lathering up on heavy moisturizers. According to everydayhealth.com, the moisture in your skin is evaporates and gets dry just as the air does during the winter. The toll that our skin takes from the harsh brisk air has coined the name “winter skin”.
While it’s no question that we rather be somewhere warm, lathering up in sunscreen instead of coping with our winter skin -it’s important that we accommodate to our environment for the sake of health skin.
The easiest solution to healthy, moisturized skin may seem obvious, but there is more to consider when implementing your skin care plan than just slapping on thick layers of moisturizers and creams. Here are ways to create your best skin care regimen to combat winter skin:
Home Remedies: Don’t limit yourself to just lotion. There are plenty of natural oils that can assist in healthy skin. The best lotion substitutes may very well already be in your household. Grab some coconut oil or olive oil to apply on problematic areas and leave on overnight.
Humidifier: You can’t control the dry air outside but you might as well make sure the air around you is skin friendly while you’re inside. Getting a humidifier will replenish the lack of moisture in the air and in your skin.
Fragrance Free Fabric softeners: The fragrance that is found in softeners might be the only pleasant thing about laundry day but fabric softeners that are unscented will be your best bet for obtaining happy skin. According to Harvard Medical school, the additives in softeners and detergents can irritate your skin.
Limit hot showers: This might be the most sufferable tip to abide by during the winter time but if you at least limit your hot showers to half of your usual shower time, you can easily improve your skin’s health. Either lukewarm showers or warm showers without your face directly in the hot water will promote good maintenance of moisture in your complexion.
“It’s a good day to have a good one.”