Winter brings more layers to wear, but that’s not all, it’s additionally not kind to your skin, but a good reminder of the importance of self-love. With more time spent indoors or outdoors in cold weather for months, you need to take extra steps to help protect your skin from the elements so that it can stay healthy and hydrated all season long. Luckily, this isn’t an arduous task at all—just pay attention to these five tips on how to take care of skin during winter and you’ll be good to go!
1) Protect yourself from UV Rays
During winter months, you may think that sunscreen isn’t a necessity, but it actually is! Colder temperatures outside may cause your skin to be more sensitive to UV rays from sunlight. You can protect your skin by using sunscreen or lip balm with SPF whenever you’re outside during daylight hours. Whenever possible, wear natural fabrics like wool, instead of synthetic clothing that doesn’t breathe well and traps body heat.
A good moisturizer should be a part of your A good moisturizer should be a part of you. Using moisturizer not only helps hydrate skin, but it can help lock moisture into your skin so you stay hydrated longer. This is especially important if you live in a dry climate or if your home isn’t as well-sealed as it could be. Using a good face moisturizer is a quick and easy way to ensure that your skin stays looking and feeling healthy during cold weather months. And don’t forget lip balm—it’s just as important to take care of those lips as any other part of your body!
3) Use Face Exfoliants
It's wintertime and that means your skin is getting bombarded with all sorts of harsh elements like rain, wind, and cold temperatures. The cold weather also tends to strip away natural oils, leaving skin dry and itchy. What can you do? It might be time to start exfoliating your face. Not only does exfoliation get rid of dead skin cells (helping with acne and helping new skin cells grow) but it also helps remove blackheads and excess oil from clogged pores. Exfoliating will help unclog pores so products can penetrate deeper into your skin faster while keeping new cell turnover alive by eliminating dead cells that block essential products from reaching the lower layers of your epidermis.Just remember: Don’t exfoliate too often—do it only once every three days or so! Over-exfoliating can lead to uneven texture and leave you dryer than before. Unlike mosturizers, exfoliants are not your basic skincare routine. They require a bit of research before using them.
4) Use Mask Treatments
Mask treatments are the most unique formulations, these treatments help hydrate skin by replenishing nutrients that are lost during long, cold months. Applying a mask treatment also acts as a kind of pick-me-up because it’s relaxing. Depending on your skin type, choose either an oil or cream-based mask—look for moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and jojoba oil. Wash off after 10 to 15 minutes with warm water and pat dry. If you can’t decide which kind to use, opt for a hydrating one that is formulated to be used year round.
5) Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep gives your body time to repair itself. Lack of sleep is directly linked to an increase in skin aging due to increased cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and loss of collagen. That’s why you often see fine lines appearing around eyes, mouth, and on forehead during periods of inadequate sleep—so start hitting that snooze button! Experts recommend 7-8 hours per night; if you don’t get at least 6 hours per night, make it a priority during winter months when temperatures drop. You’ll thank yourself when you look in mirror later down road when your skin looks better than it did when you were younger!
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