Tips for Healthy Skin in the Winter

November 13, 2020

Winter is around the corner, and many of us are ready for hot cocoa, twinkle lights and snuggling up in fuzzy blankets. But are you ready to take care of your skin with the changing weather?

Here are several tips for maintaining healthy skin in the winter.

Stay hydrated

The simplest step you can take to preserve healthy skin during winter is to hydrate. Unsurprisingly, drinking water is the best way to ensure hydration. For more winter-friendly hydration methods, you can include hot tea and soup into your diet.

Moisturize often

A great way to combat dry, flaky skin caused by cooler temperatures is to moisturize. Lather on the lotion after every shower and after washing your hands to lock in moisture.

Update your skincare routine

The skincare products you used during summer will not be able to address the challenges of winter weather. Switch up your facial moisturizer to one that is ultra-hydrating for the dry season. Your skin will be more sensitive, so make the switch to a gentle facial cleanser that will not strip moisture and hydrates while it cleanses.

Avoid hot water

A lovely, hot bath on a cold, winter day can cause more harm than good by removing your body’s natural oils. This can lead to dry skin and irritation. Instead, opt for short, warm showers to preserve natural oils.

Do not skip the sunscreen

The sun may be hidden behind a cloudy winter sky, but it’s UV rays are still present and can cause skin damage. SPF should be vital to your everyday skincare routine even during winter. Consider using a moisturizer with SPF properties for daytime use.

Protect your hands

The cool, dry weather can cause major dryness and flaking on your hands. Protect them from the harsh effects of cold, dry air and hot water by wearing gloves for when you are outside or washing dishes.

Keep it humid

When the cooler temperatures drop in, we tend to utilize our central heating more often. What you may not know is that your cozy, warm air can dry out your skin. Look into a humidifier to keep the moisture flowing in the most frequented rooms of your home.

Sleep on silk

For a more luxurious, healthy skin tip, invest in a silk sheet set. Unlike cotton or synthetic fabric, silk does not strip your skin of its natural oils while you sleep. This allows your skin to retain moisture. Silk also causes less irritation due to limited chemical exposure.

Ditch the hard water

Hard water in your home contains high amounts of calcium and magnesium, which can cause skin irritation and blemishes. An excess of calcium in water can prevent soap from properly dissolving, which leaves residue on the surface of your skin. A water filtration system like the Kinetico water softener eliminates those harsh substances, leading to happier, healthier skin.

Contact Kinetico San Antonio to get a head start on healthy winter skin.

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