Dry skin is a huge problem in winter. As the temperature drops, it affects the natural moisture of your skin. It’s important to keep your skin healthy and hydrated – so here are 8 tips to combat winter dry skin.
- Stay hydrated
The more you hydrate your body internally, the more your skin will benefit. Drink two to three liters of water on a daily basis to stay hydrated, and drinking lots of fruit juice will help detoxify your body. Working herbal teas and vegetable juices into your diet plan can help you to stay hydrated and combat dry skin.
- Moisturize your skin
Moisturizing your skin is probably the most obvious advice when thinking about how to avoid dryness. Apply a moisturizer that suits your skin type twice a day. Also consider using a night cream, as it can help retain the moisture of your skin. You can also choose natural moisturizers if your skin is very dry, such as glycerin and honey for your face once a day. Their natural moisturizing properties will help to maintain the Ph balance of your skin.
- Apply a good sunscreen when you step out
It’s a common misconception that you don’t need sunscreen in the winter. Snow glare combined with the winter sun can damage your skin and reduce its moisture. Always apply a sunscreen of more than 30 SPF when you step out. Choosing a sunscreen with moisturizing properties will help your dry skin.
- Wear gloves and socks
Hands and legs are more susceptible to winter dryness. You can wear wool socks or gloves to stay protected and retain the natural moisture of your skin. Avoid wearing gloves and socks that are wet, as this can cause irritation. Stick with gloves and socks that are comfortable and warm.
- Use hydrating masks
Choose DIY masks that can help naturally moisturize your skin in the winter. You can use natural ingredients such as almond oil, vitamin E oil, honey, glycerin, and yogurt in your masks. All of these ingredients help to lock in your skin’s moisture.
- Use a humidifier
Heating systems dry out the air, and that can affect the moisture of your skin. Set up a humidifier in your bedroom to help add moisture to the air, which will in turn keep your skin hydrated.
- Use lukewarm water
If you’re a fan of hot water in your baths during the winter, you should stop. Hot water actually makes your skin dry and reduces the natural oils in your skin. Instead, bathe in lukewarm water to help retain the natural moisture of your skin and prevent dryness.
- Exfoliate your skin once a week
Exfoliate your skin at least once a week to remove dead skin cells. Use natural exfoliates like oatmeal and sugar, and skin products that prevent dryness and wrinkles. Dermology anti-aging cream can naturally help hydrate your skin.
A good diet plan and exercise can also help your dry skin in the winter. Take care of your skin and feel great!
This article was contributed by guest author Melissa Mellie.