As the year progresses, temperature and humidity vary. These can both have a minor to major impact on the health and glow of your skin. For instance, low humidity levels and colder weather can make your skin feel dry. Left untreated, this can sometimes result in cracked or bleeding skin. If you live in an area where winter weather is more harsh, these problems can be far worse. In addition, when indoor heat is cranked up, it steals moisture from the air which also leads to dry skin. Hot showers and baths are particularly drying and not recommended. Adding extra moisture to your skin routine can help, but it may not be enough. In addition to aesthetic services offered at Cliento Facial Plastics, here are some at home ways you can refresh your skin this winter season.
Stop taking hot showers
Lukewarm water is much more gentle on your skin. If the water is too hot, vital oils will be stripped from your skin, leaving it feeling dry.
After you get out of the shower, moisturize immediately. When you apply lotion to your damp skin, that lotion will help lock in the dampness. Use lotion liberally whenever you take a shower.
Choose the correct moisturizer
Make sure you opt for moisturizers that are oil based instead of water based. Moisturizing oils like lavender, jojoba, and chamomile will make moisturizing an even more refreshing experience.
Humidify and protect
Start making it a habit to use gloves and scarves before you head out the door if its chilly outside. More importantly, don’t forget the sunscreen! Your skin needs SPF protection all year round, cloud or shine. Next, put a humidifier in your home to help keep moisture in the air.
Buy an exfoliating mask and use it on your hands as well as your face. Exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling soft and supple.