The brutal cold is around the corner and ready to take a toll on our skin whether you enjoy outdoor winter activities or take these months to hibernate. If not taken care of properly, unfavorable temperatures leave our skin red, itchy, and irritated. Now is the time to adjust your skincare routine and give maintain healthy skin in the winter. With this in mind, we at Open Door Med Spa would like to offer some tips and recommendations to help keep your skin from suffering the ill-effects of winter.
Does a Humidifier Add Moisture to the Air?
To keep your skin hydrated, a high-quality humidifier will add much-needed moisture to the air. Run a humidifier in the room where you spend most of your time like the bedroom or in your home office, especially if you work from home. You can keep your skin feeling youthful and healthier with the added moisture to the air.
How Can I Protect My Lips in Winter?
Being just as affected by the cold as the rest of our body, is your lips. Apply a generous coat of lip balm that is infused with sunscreen. Because alcohol acts as a drying agent and will accelerate the dehydration of your lips, make sure you avoid purchasing lip balms with alcohol listed as their first ingredient. As common ingredients that will soothe and moisturize, lip balms that are made of mostly shea, aloe, and cocoa butter.
What Foods are Good for Nourishment?
The more time we spend indoors with the heat cranked up, the more dehydrated we become during the winter months. Taking care of our skin starts internally.
To heal your skin from the inside, out, be certain to drink plenty of water and incorporate foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, like fish and flaxseed oil.
Sunscreen Application. Applying sunscreen in the winter is just as important as in the summer. Keep in mind, UV rays can still penetrate the clouds during those dark, dreary days as well. To all exposed areas of the body, make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.
Reduce Time in the Shower. When the temperature plummets, a long, hot shower may be appealing. Unfortunately, excessively hot water can dry out your skin. Avoid washing hands in hot water and taking a lukewarm shower for five to ten minutes is recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology. Using cooler water is just as effective on germs as hot water and much less irritating to the skin.
Skincare Routine Adjustment. Limit the use of toners and astringents and swap out your generic face wash for a gentler, cream-based cleanser. It is important to use products that help retain your natural oils since products that contain alcohol and fragrances can cause further irritation and dryness. To combat the dry weather that your skin has braved all day, try replacing your nightly face lotion with a thick night cream as well. Ask your skincare professional for recommendations if you are unfamiliar with the variety of products.
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