Keeping your skin from drying out in the winter can be tough. With all that cold wind blowing, don’t be surprised if you get burning red cheeks or chapped, cracked lips. How do you protect your skin from the elements? Prevention is the key! By following the ideas below, you will keep your skin from getting dry during those cold winter months.
Protect your Skin in 4 Easy Steps this Winter
Start from the inside
I’m talking about water. Just because it’s not summer anymore, you still should be drinking water every day. Sometimes we forget to get our daily intake of water during the winter because the temperature isn’t hot, but, our bodies still need that H20 every day. The amount varies by person, but 8 glasses is a good rule of thumb.
Cut Down on Hot Showers
Another reason why people sometimes get dry skin is the shower. Taking really hot showers can strip necessary oils from your skin and make dry it out, which may even cause itchy skin. Try lowering the temperature just a bit. Hot showers can be relaxing and soothing, but, when you deal with the aftermath of dry skin, you won’t be relaxed or soothed!
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You should moisturize your skin every day. Slather your skin with body lotion after showers or baths and at least one other time per day. You should also think about getting a product that is made just for your face, as well. Facial lotions are usually non-comedogenic, which means they don’t clog pores.
Apply Lip Balm
Have you ever had wind burned or chapped lips? It isn’t a great feeling. Before you leave to go out in the cold, and throughout the day, you should apply lip balm. If you don’t have any on hand, good old Vaseline will do the trick.
With the tips above, you should be able to prevent and protect your skin from the cold this winter.