Winters are cozy and magical, but there’s a downside. Even all those who love winter would tell you how they despise the itchiness and dryness it brings with it.
Thankfully, over the years, dermatologists from the world over have generously shared skincare tips and tricks to keep the skin moisturized during the cold weather. Here are some of the most important ones:
1. Skip the Hot Water
To stand under a steaming hot shower in winters is addictive, we know. However, every dermatologist agrees that hot water strips the moisture from your skin, making your skin even dryer than you started with. Go for lukewarm water instead, and preferably shorter showers. Apply body lotion and face moisturizer while your skin is still damp so that the moisture locks in before it has a chance to evaporate.
2. Wear Sunscreen
Why wear sunscreen when there’s hardly any sunshine outside, right? Wrong. According to Beaumont, dermatologists say that sunscreen should be worn all year long, come rain or shine. In case you didn’t already know, snow intensifies sun rays, even more, make it essential to wear sunscreen.
Recent bodies of research emphasize wearing sunscreen even indoors and reapply it every two hours. This habit will make a world of difference on your skin, will keep the hyperpigmentation away, and prevent premature wrinkles.
3. Use Humidifier
Applying the right products on your skin and changing your showering habits can only help so far with dryness when the real culprit is in the air. The dry winter air is so potent that it always finds a way to penetrate the moisture barrier and leave you with dry skin. One smart way to get the air to cooperate with you is to manipulate it with a humidifier.
According to Dr. Michele Farber, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group, humidifiers are an excellent solution to adding moisture back into the air.
Winter skincare is a hassle, for a fairly large number of people. However, you can minimize your issues and keep your skin happy by following these simple winter skin care tips. Try them out and enjoy the good-difference in your skin.