In the dead of winter, your skin tends to react to the weather’s conditions. It will start drying up like nobody’s business. As much as I appreciate a beautiful snowfall, extreme weather can cause my skin to act up.
Over the years, I have learned a few tricks to keep my skin healthy and in-check. There’s a way to keep up with colder seasons and avoid cracking, flaking and itching. Here’s how:
5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin This Winter
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!: Did I mention that you should moisturize? I want you to take a moment to look down at your hands. How are they looking? If they’re dry and cracked, you’re not alone. Many people face this problem when temperatures drop. Moisturizing is key at any time of the year. You should be even more attentive at applying creams during the winter season. Keep in mind, one bottle of body lotion just won’t cut it. Invest in different creams for different areas: hands, feet, face, etc. Our body parts need a variety of formulas. Talk to a professional and see which ones are best for you.
Scrub-A-Dub: Exfoliating can help take off dead, dry skin that causes flakiness. I suggest that you do it on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, depending on your skin’s condition. There are many DIY scrubs that are budget-friendly and use products that can be found in your pantry.
Not Too Hot!: While a good, hot shower feels great in the winter, be wary of what it could do to your skin. Anything too hot can cause even more dryness, so going for a quick, warm shower is always best.
Sunscreen Is Still A Must: Many people look at me with funny eyes when I tell them that I apply sunscreen in the middle of January. Even when it’s cold, the sun is still out doing its thing. Protect yourself from the sun’s UV rays, despite the date on the calendar. Sunscreen is still a must – even in the wintertime.
Oatmeal Baths: If you remember taking a classic oatmeal bath when you had chicken pox, consider doing it again. Oatmeal baths can help relieve dry, itchy skin. It’s calming and soothing and won’t break the budget!
How’s your skin during the winter time? Do you have any tips on how to take care of it during the colder season? If so, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to know what works for you.