How to Take Care of Your Skin in Winter


how to take care of your skin in winter

Have you ever noticed how your skin reacts to seasonal changes? If so, you've probably noticed that your skin tends to become drier and flakier during the colder winter months. Overexposure to cold temperatures can cause skin problems such as:

  • dryness

  • dehydration

  • inflammation

  • chapped lips

  • flakiness

  • bleeding

Worst of all, it can trigger skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and xerosis. One of the reasons is the absence of moisture in the air and the low humidity level during the winter season. This results in dehydrated skin.

HOW SKIN IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR BODY


The largest organ in your body with direct contact with the outside world is your skin. Because your skin is crucial for protecting your body, you should keep it as healthy as possible. During the winter season, winter skincare becomes more vital. If you can't get sufficient protection, you may develop skin problems that could harm your appearance.

STEPS IN TAKING CARE OF YOUR WINTER SKIN


While you can't control the colder weather or your prolonged exposure to it, you can make sure you're preparing and protecting your skin to become healthy. Use these helpful tips as a self-care regimen.


Stay hydrated.


Drinking an ample amount of water keeps you hydrated on the inside. It's one of the most natural and effective ways to keep your skin hydrated during the winter months.


women enjoying her cup of tea or water

Wear appropriate, comfortable, and non-irritating clothing.


Don't wear wool or any rough fabric. This may irritate the skin and cause itching, so wear anything soft and comfortable that could cover your skin and layer it with a warm jacket. Also, make sure to protect your hands and feet from cold weather by wearing quality gloves, socks, and boots.


winter days women in the cold

Apply a good moisturizer, mask, and serum.


After cleansing your face and body, applying a good moisturizer, serum, or mask is a good and effective way to help your skin become healthy and improve its smoothness. It will also help your skin to maintain its moisture and prevent irritation and dehydration.

women applying face moisturizer cream

Apply sunscreen.


Applying sunscreen during the winter months is essential, and not only on sunny days. Snow and ice can carry up to 90% of UV radiation. These harmful rays can harm your skin. Thus, applying sunscreen is not only applicable during the summer but also during the winter season. Using sunscreen is an everyday necessity.


Use humidifiers.


Dry skin may result from exposure to dry air. A humidifier is a natural moisturizing agent that adds moisture to the air to keep skin from becoming dry or irritated. As a result, using a humidifier to treat skin dryness during the winter months is an effective treatment option.



home humidifier to keep skin moisturized

Use gentle soaps and limit shower time.


Showering for a longer time during the winter can cause skin dehydration because it removes our skin's natural oil. A lukewarm shower for 5-10 minutes will work just fine. Use gentle soaps that are free of alcohol and fragrance. Soaps with moisturizers are much better.

women showering herself

Visit your Skin Care Professional.


If there are any severe skin issues, it's better to consult your skin care professional to give you the proper skin care advice. In addition, they will also recommend products and a winter skincare routine suitable for you.

dermatologist visit for skin care advices

Prevention is always better than cure. Thus, take good care of your skin before it develops severe skin issues. Be good to your skin, and your skin will be good to you.


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