Well the winter months are making their way here and it’s important to begin preparing your skin for those cold miserable months. During this time of the year, the cold and dry months take a toll on our skin. It’s important that during these rough months of cold weather to keep our skin, especially on our face, protected from outside environmental factors. Not every tends to experience it all the same, but it still can do some damage to our skin even when we don’t realize it. Save your skin the pain this winter and follow the tips below!
As you’ve probably experienced in past seasons, winter can be a tough time for our skin. Keeping it nourished and hydrated is the key to preparing your skin for this time of the years. When our skin is dry, this means it becomes more sensitive and easier to be irritated. Don’t think that just because you have already healthy skin, that you shouldn’t have to worry about the winter months ahead. What is important to know is that our skin is constantly changing and that just because it survived through last years harsh winter, it’ll do the same this year. This is what we like to call naive thinking and you could potentially be damaging your skin even more by not taking care of it.
What Are Ways For Preparing Your Skin?
There are some basic steps you need to take when preparing your skin for harsh winter months. These steps aren’t anything different from your current routine and if it’s money you’re worried about just think about this; you could end up costing yourself more money by not taking your skin in the long run. This is because dry skin causes our skin to premature. Here are some basic steps to follow to get our skin ready for winter.
- Switch From Lotions To Creams. Creams are said to be typically more moisturizing instead of lotions, which don’t provide as strong an oily barrier to reduce water loss in the skin. Although, creams can feel heavy on our skin, they do a much better job at protecting against temperature and humidity extremes.
- Take Shorter Showers. Taking long, hot showers can dry out the natural oils in our skin. Try opting for short, lukewarm baths and showers and pat dry your skin after getting out. Make sure to quickly follow up with a layer of moisturizer from head to toe.
- Don’t Skip Out On Sunscreen. Just because it’s the winter, doesn’t mean that your skin is going to be effected by the sun. If you happen to spend more time outdoors during the winter, then use sunscreens especially on your face because the sun is not different in the winter than the summer.
- Stay Ahead Of Stressors. Being stressed can bring on certain illnesses, whether it’s pertaining to your skin or other parts of your body. Try cutting back on sugars and carbohydrates, which are plentiful in fast foods or processed foods, as another measure to avoid breakouts when a stressful situation looms.
- Wear Gloves. Minor skin chapping on the hands can turn into fissures that become infected. If your skin gets to this point, it won’t be able to handle the use of moisturizers, causing a burning feeling.