Oh, the weather outside is frightful… but your skin doesn’t have to be. Winter has a habit of giving us dry, itchy skin, but here are some tips you can use to give your skin a boost and help it stay healthy and moist (yes, please!) through the cold months.
Winter Skin Care Tips
There’s No Such Thing as “Too Much Moisturizer”
Don’t be shy when moisturizing. Use plenty, apply right after showering when your skin is damp, and make sure it’s an oil-based lotion you’re using. This will add a layer that will help protect your skin and retain moisture.
No Hot Water for Your Face
Hot baths are so good. Yes, they are! However, hot water also strips most of the oils in your skin, so whenever possible, try to wash your face with lukewarm water instead.
Sunscreen: Your Inseparable Friend
All year round, not just during the summertime. The snow glare along with the winter sun can cause damage to your skin, so be sure to put some on about 30 mins before heading outside and then reapply as needed.
Water, Water, Water
Even though hot chocolate, coffee, and tea are delicious drinks that help us manage the cold, we still need to hydrate properly, and that means we need water. Don’t neglect your water intake just because it’s no longer hot outside. You could even drink warm water with a few drops of lemon, which also helps clean your skin from toxins.
Steer Clear of Wet Clothes
Especially accessories like gloves and socks. They’ll irritate your skin and end up giving you itchy skin or even eczema.
Pamper Your Feet
Use petroleum jelly or glycerin which are way stronger than lotion and will help your feet stay moist. You can also try exfoliating your feet to get all that dead skin off
Keep your skin looking beautiful with UV tanning
Tan at least once a month during winter to keep your base layer. This way, come spring and summer, you will have a good starting point and won’t need to start all over again from scratch. Tanned skin looks healthier. Tan responsibly in controlled UV sun beds, like the ones we have at Veranda Sun in Boulder, CO.