As we all know, winter can be extremely hard on skin. Especially to those who are already afflicted with dry, itchy skin. The above infographic gives 10 quick tips, and below you’ll find even more details on what we feel are the most important steps.
Don’t Forget the Sunscreen –
Sunscreen again? Yes. Sunscreen isn’t just a summer requirement; it’s actually necessary to apply sunscreen year round. You need sunscreen on a sunny day, a cloudy day, and even if you are just going to spend the whole day at the office (fluorescent lights actually emit UV rays). So put on some sunscreen and remember to reapply when you’re going to be staying outside for long periods of time. Yes, you can get sunburned even in the winter.
Switch Products –
Just as you won’t be wearing your favorite two-piece swimsuit this winter season, you also don’t need the same kind of products for your winter skin care regimen. This winter season, it’s time to switch from oil-fighting cleansers, to hydration boosting products. Remember, the main problem you face this winter is your skin drying out and losing its natural and beautiful luster, so you might want to stock up on products that actually hydrate your skin. Our Reborn Anti-Aging Moisturizer is a great choice when you need maximum hydration.
Stay Away from Super Hot Baths –
Super hot baths might be nice in the wintertime, but they are bad for your skin and should be a no-no in your winter skin care routine. Hot water strips your skin of the natural oils and moisture, and more so as you turn up the heat in the shower or in the tub. Instead, go for shorter lukewarm baths or, if you can handle it, cooler baths. You should also apply the right moisturizer after you bathe.
Turn on the Humidifiers –
Humidifiers aren’t just for babies. During the wintertime it’s a good idea to fire up the humidifiers inside your home. In fact, if you have a couple of them, you should distribute them around the house for better humidification. The humidity in the air will keep your skin from drying out. Remember that it is possible to put too much humidity into the air however. If you see condensation on the inside of your windows, it’s time to dial back the humidity. The colder it is outside, the lower the humidity you’ll safely be able to keep your house at without risking mold.
Drink Enough Fluids and Keep Moving –
Ever wondered why you look better in the summer? Well, one of the main reasons is because you get to exercise and drink lots of fluids in the summer. This winter, don’t forget to drink enough fluids and get enough exercise. You don’t need to go for long jogs outside or drive to the gym. There are tons of exercises that you can do at home. The important thing is to get your pulse rate up and your blood circulating. This will give your skin that beautiful summer glow. If you have stairs, use them! You may feel a little silly, but running up and down even one flight of stairs can give you a quick workout.