“Just as we change our wardrobe to accommodate the cold weather, we must also change our skin care routine”.
The cold weather can bring changes to your skin. And, sometimes that healthy glow is harder to achieve in the winter. The good news is, it’s definitely possible to look and feel flawless no matter what the weather is. If you’re worried about losing that summer glow, don’t be – there are plenty of winter skin care tips that will help keep your skin looking vibrant!
As many parts of the world are feeling the chill with the blustery cold and icy winds, some of us are noticing changes in our skin. A winter skin care routine is a necessity, those of us who live in cold, dry climates.
When it’s cold outside, there is less moisture in the air. This lack of moisture is compounded by wind, which blows moisture away from the skin, as well as indoor heating, a cozy fire and even layers of clothing. In a dry environment, water escapes from our skin cells – leaving skin feeling dry, uncomfortable and even chapped.
Here are 5 Winter Skin Care tips to help prepare your skin for the cold, winter months.
Winter skin care tip #1: Stay hydrated Inside and Out!
When your skin lacks moisture it can start to look a bit older. Fine lines & wrinkles become more apparent, visible, flaky patches appear and it loses its radiance. Rich daytime and nighttime moisturizers become imperative as they help hold water to the skin while absorbing moisture from the air. They hydrate the outer layers of skin while creating a barrier on top of the skin to help lock in moisture. The entire body will benefit from moisturizer to keep it soft, smooth and youthful looking. Moisturizer is a must!
In addition to moisturizer you also have to keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. You might not be craving a tall glass of ice water so switch it up by going room temp or have a cup of hot tea to stay hydrated.