Colder temperatures are upon us. This means it’s time to bundle up and keep warm. But there are a few things you might want to keep in mind about skin care while you’re fighting the frigid temps this year. Here are some simple bits of advice that will get your winter skincare regimen kicked off right.
1. Don’t crank up the heat too high.
It’s about to freeze outside — but that doesn’t mean your home should be a furnace. The problem here is that too much hot air will dry out your skin in the worst way possible. This can lead to irritation, rashes, and a whole host of other problems that take a lot of care to fix.
Keep it reasonable. It’s okay to put on a sweater when you need to instead of bumping up the thermostat. Make sure it isn’t so cold that you are uncomfortable, but if you want beach-like temperatures, for the sake of your skin, opt for plane tickets instead of roasting your place.
2. Use a moisturizer and a gentle soap.
This is good advice in any environment, but it becomes especially important when it’s cold outside. Cold weather causes the moisture in the air to condense, leaving your skin susceptible to extreme dryness. As such, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
Finding the right moisturizer will ensure that your skin is properly taken care of. Also, finding a gentle soap will ensure that you don’t strip your skin completely of its protective oils and expose your skin even more so to the cold. As a final note, try to find a hand sanitizer that isn’t alcohol-based. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers tend to dry out the skin.
3. Stay hydrated!
Getting enough water isn’t just about diet and exercise. Hydration is directly related to your skin health as well. Ensuring that you remain hydrated will net the best results when you’re trying to prevent skin irritation. It supports the rest of your regimen and ensures proper functioning of your cells and organs. Whereas hydration itself isn’t a sole determining factor in whether or not your skin will stay soft and smooth, it is most definitely a contributor overall.
Don’t miss out on opportunities for intravenous hydrotherapy as well. Getting fluids and vitamins directly into the bloodstream can do wonders for your complexion.
4. Discuss your winter skincare plan with a qualified aesthetician.
One of the best resources you can make use of is your aesthetician. At the end of the day, everyone’s skin is unique. There are “best practices” like these, but there are a lot of factors that contribute to your skin health which will be different for different people.
When you speak to your aesthetician, you will be able to get personally guided care and help with developing the right approach. They will likely know what’s newest on the market and can help you sort out the real “bee’s knees” information from the source.