Winter is a time to celebrate the holidays with loved ones; to nestle by the fireplace with a good book; to jump back into our favorite winter sports. But for some of us, winter definitely has its drawbacks, especially when it comes to skin care. Harsh winter weather often zaps the moisture out of our skin, leaving it looking dry, flaky, and irritated.
So aside from heading straight to more tropical climates, how can we maintain happy, healthy skin during the winter season?
Follow these top ten winter skin care tips:
- Consult a specialist: Consider making a consultation with an esthetician to determine the best way to meet your unique skin care needs.
- Slather on the moisturizer: Switch out your water-based moisturizer for one that’s oil-based; the oil forms a protective layer over the skin, locking in more moisture. Adding Vitamin A, C and E, and also peptides with a micro needling roller to have better penetration of the ingredients.
- Pick up the sunscreen: The sun doesn’t just come out in summer, so remember to wear broad-spectrum sunscreen year-round to prevent damage from dangerous rays.
- Add hydrating light peels: Some peels and alcohol-based skin care products can extract much needed oil from your skin, so opt more hydrating alternatives. Using lactic acid during winter time you’ll increase the moisturizer into your dermis to look glowing and fresh.
- Pamper your hands: Your hands have thin skin and less oil glands than other parts of the body, making them easier to dry out, so wear cotton gloves when venturing outside. Or try body care products from Environ with lactic acid 16% and oil with vitamin A, C and E.
- Steer clear of wet socks and mittens: Not only are they uncomfortable, but wet socks and mittens also lead to itching, cracking, irritations, and even sores. You can also add some aromatherapy from Doterra like Frankincense with coconut oil.
- Invest in laser treatments: Before the summer is back, you should reduce any brown spots, hyper pigmentation or wrinkles without the sun exposure.
- Drink more water: Increase your water intake, not just for your skin, but for your overall health. You can also drink the water with some lemon or grapefruit oil to detox the body before summer.
- Love your feet: Take the time to exfoliate your feet to slough off dead skin, then lather them up with lotions contain petroleum jelly or glycerin.
- 10.Avoid intensely hot showers: Superhot water can deplete lipid barriers in your skin, causing moisture loss, so stick to lukewarm showers and baths instead.