It's Cold! 3 Tips for Winter Skin Care
When cold, frigid air hits your skin, and you're spending a lot of time indoors it can lead to itchy, flaky, or painful skin. Here are 3 ways you can keep your skin healthy, moisturized, and beautiful during the cold days of winter:
1. Use Products with Gentle Ingredients
According to dermatologist Joely A. Kaufmann, M.D. you have to prepare your skin to face the harsh winter elements or face the potential symptoms of "winter's itch." Using a product like a sugar scrub will exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, and following up with a body cream will seal in moisture and help further protect your skin.
2. Cooler Baths and Showers
Did you know that hot baths and showers can cause cracks on your skin's surface? It is important to moisturize right after a bath or shower, especially in the winter, to trap the moisture on your skin's surface.
3. Hydration - Air & Water
Do you turn the heat up high during cold days or nights? Chances are you need to turn on a humidifier to bring back moisture into your home. This could help with any dry skin issues. Dermatologists also recommend drinking extra glasses of water during the winter.
Try out these ideas and let us know what you think in the comments below: