Most of us hate to say goodbye to the warm weather and all that comes with the relaxing days of summertime. But sorry to tell you, the colder weather is upon us. Get ready for those dry cold winds, forced air heating and the drying air from fireplaces. Although sitting by the fireplace can be relaxing too, it does dry out our skin, meaning all our skin: hands, feet, legs, face, everywhere.
There are proactive ways you can get a head start on the upcoming cold weather and how it affects your skin. Let’s look at 9 skin care tips for all skincare types.
Don’t Wait Until the Damage Is Done
This is your fair warning. Your skin requires different care as the weather changes, and it will assuredly become dry if you continue to use the same products you love in the spring and summer. Start making some changes to your products now.
Pay Attention to Your Hands
Our hands are always on display. Obviously we are going to moisturize our skin as we step out of the shower, but our hands can be forgotten. There is nothing worse than dry cracking fingertips and dry cuticles. Those who must wash their hands multiple times a day due to their occupation are particularly susceptible. Find a rich hand cream to use every day and during the day as needed.
Change Your Cleansers
Switch out the sweet-smelling soap you have used during the warm weather for a moisturizing, creamy body wash. There are many on the market with additional hydrating qualities.
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Don’t Forget Your Lips
There is nothing worse than chapped and dry lips. This is a common problem during the cold months. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it looks dreadful. Protect your lips with a moisturizing balm and keep them plump and inviting.
Try a Facial Mist
Look for a pleasant-smelling facial mist, and perhaps one with hydrating properties. Tuck one in your purse to use any time of the day and as an added bonus to help refresh your makeup.
Change Out Some Staple Face Products
During colder weather, instead of light lotions, switch to thicker creams to help moisturize and protect your skin.
Buy a Humidifier
Maybe buy more than one humidifier to counteract drying during the winter. Keep one in your living area and one in the bedroom. Not only will your skin thank you, but so will your eyes.
One Last Simple Tip
Drink lots of water during the winter. We know to stay hydrated in the hot summer months, but we need to be drinking water just as much in the cold months.
There are numerous wintertime sports and activities to enjoy, so it’s not all bad. Just don’t forget to care for your skin. Contact Clearview Plastic Surgery with questions or to learn how we can help improve your skin issues with Miracle 10 – a breakthrough skincare line that improves skin elasticity and radiance to create a more youthful appearance.