During the winter season, there is a decrease of humidity in the atmosphere which causes the skin on our bodies to become dry and rough. This why we need to take care of our skin during the winter season. Now I will give you some skin care tips about how you can protect your skin during the winter season.
Start using a creamy facial cleanser. Avoid shower gels in the winter, as they can be drying to your skin. A body wash or bar that contains shea butter or jojoba oil will help to hydrate and nourish your skin while you are in the shower.
Moisturize your skin frequently. You have to find an “ointment” moisturizer that’s oil-based rather than water-based as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion that we generally use .
We all get more dehydrated in the winter, that’s why it’s important to drink more water. This is a very simple, but beneficial tip for people wanting to maintain healthy skin.
While hot water showers feel nice in winter, they do wreak havoc on dry skin so try a lukewarm shower instead and then pat your skin dry with a towel.
Avoid skin products and hair-styling products that have a high alcoholic content. When alcohol evaporates it feels so cool and refreshing but it also strips away moisture so opt for alcohol-free products, when the air is already dry in winter .
Avoid wearing wet gloves and socks as it can irritate your skin and cause itching, cracked skin, sores, or even a flare-up of eczema.
The biggest problem during winter are chapped lips so use a lip balm that has at least SPF+ 15 and preferably one with antiseptic agents to aid in healing. Some lip balm products are made with tea tree oil which is helpful in healing painful cracks.