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3 Tips for Healthier Skin This Winter
Freshly fallen snow may be pretty to look at, but the winter weather can certainly wreak havoc on our skin. Blistering cold conditions can make skin dry, itchy, and just plain irritated.
The good news is, there are a few precautions you can take in order to protect your skin in the coming months. In the past, I’ve shared some of my favorite skin care hacks, but this time, keep reading to learn more about how to keep your skin healthy and bright all winter long.
3 Tips for Healthier Skin
1. Swap Skincare Products
The skincare products you’ve been using all summer may have worked great, but now that the temperatures are dropping and the weather is changing, it’s time to swap out your products.
For example, the lightweight moisturizer you’ve been wearing all summer just isn’t enough to protect your skin and fight off the cracking and drying that comes along with the chilly winter temps. Consider switching to a thicker cream, as these tend to be more hydrating and contain the ingredients necessary to lock in the moisture your skin needs to get through those long winter days.
If the drying, itching and cracking isn’t enough to change your mind into switching up your skin care products, think about this; when your skin lacks moisture, you’re more likely to develop wrinkles and fine lines!
The lack of humidity in the air dries out your skin, leaving your more susceptible to those pesky signs of aging. However, applying an anti-aging cream each night before bed not only helps restore your youthful appearance, but also decreases the visibility of dark spots and helps with overall skin texture.
Just like changing your wardrobe, it’s important to switch your skin care products based on season in order to ensure you maintain that healthy, happy skin all year round.
2. Stay Hydrated
While drinking enough water is a cardinal rule in everyday life, it’s especially important throughout the winter months. The way our bodies function depend heavily on the amount of water we drink, and with our skin being our bodies largest organ, it’s crucial we keep it hydrated.
There are many studies that have been conducted to determine exactly how much water, but according to this particular article, it’s recommended to drink eight, eight ounce glasses per day.
If this sounds impossible, remember you can break it up throughout the day. It may even be worth it to invest in a motivational bottle like this, which measures your intake throughout the day via an app on your mobile device. If you’re still struggling to integrate the 8×8 rule into your daily routine, check out this list of tips for some inspiration.
Bonus Tip: Many people opt to break out their humidifiers once the winter weather sets in. Humidifiers add moisture to the air which can benefit those with dry skin as well as those with respiratory problems.
3. Wear Protective Clothing
If you thought the sole purpose of your winter wardrobe was to make a fashion statement, think again! While shopping for clothes this winter, keep in mind that you want to wear whatever will best shield your skin from the harsh elements this season brings about.
When it comes to outerwear, select something that will keep you warm, dry and comfortable. There are many styles to choose from so you’ll want to make a selection based on the climate you live in, your style and of course your price range.
This article highlights a few of the best women’s jackets based on style, warmth and performance.
Just because the weather is changing does not mean your skin has to as well. Taking the steps to swap your products, focusing on staying hydrated and protecting your skin via your clothing can make a huge difference.
Keep in mind that winter won’t last forever, but your healthy skin certainly can!
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