SAY NO TO DRY SKIN THIS WINTER
It’s wintertime, and for many, that can mean the onset of dry, cracked and chapped skin and an endless quest to quench the skin’s thirst and get comfortable again. But there are ways to get through this season of driving winds and chilly temperatures. We’re offering a few suggestions that would improve skin’s moisture and make it through the winter with soft and supple skin.
Getting out in the crisp air in winter is important for your health. But doing so can have some harsh consequences for your skin if you don’t shield it from the nippy weather. Hats, mitts and scarves are a must. Gloves or mitts are essential to protect the skin on your hands as they’re amongst the most used and exposed body parts – prone to chapping or cracking in the harsh environment.
If you don’t drink enough water your skin won’t have anything to keep it hydrated and thus your skin will look dry, which even a heavy moisturizer won’t do much for you. So hydrate!
Exfoliating will remove the dead skin that drys out more often and replace it with healthy skin. You want to be very gentle with exfoliating, especially on the face, opt for a chemical exfoliating.
Avoid Hot Baths & Long Hot Showers
Even though long, hot showers are basically the best part of winter, they’re also super drying to your skin. The water and heat strip the oils from your skin that are naturally keeping you moisturized. Limit yourself to one 5- to 10-minute bath or shower daily.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
A lot of people lack healthy fats in their diets which can have a negative effect on your skin. Omega 3 Fatty Acids act like a seal that keeps the skin’s moisture in and the irritants out. Increasing your omega-3 intake helps you avoid dry, rough and irritated skin.
So prep up for winter in the best ways possible and say goodbye to dry skin by following these easy and effective tips and tricks.