How to take care of your skin in wintertime? While some might think that they can get away with just wearing more clothing, the truth is that you’ll need to take extra measures in order to avoid issues like dryness, cracks, and irritation. To help you with this, we’ve put together a list of some of the best ways to care for your skin during the cold months ahead. Take a look at our suggestions below and give yourself the gift of beautiful skin during winter!
1) Skin Care Routine
I admit that I’m one of those people who doesn’t always follow a skin care routine. It’s not that I don’t believe in it—quite to the contrary, I firmly believe in making sure your skin is healthy, hydrated and protected throughout any season. But I also know how hard it can be to make time for daily or even weekly beauty routines (I need my sleep!), which is why winter skin care is so important.
Moisturizing is a crucial step in any skin care routine, and in winter it becomes even more important. Dry air makes our skin even drier, so make sure to moisturize daily—before you go to bed is a good time. Use a body lotion or cream that’s thick enough to withstand your night-time tossing and turning.
It’s easy to let your skin care routine slide when winter rolls around, but don’t forget about exfoliating. Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you can skip out on your twice-weekly scrub down, as dead cells from winter will remain stuck to your skin. Exfoliation is a healthy habit you can easily fit into even a busy schedule.
4) Protecting From UV Rays
It’s no secret that ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight can be damaging to your skin. While they can cause a variety of issues including sunburn, wrinkles and more serious conditions such as skin cancer, UV rays have long been a concern for dermatologists and people with fair skin.
Winter is not an excuse to neglect your skin care routine. Your skin will continue to age as you age, and these fine lines and wrinkles will start appearing. A good skincare routine and healthy diet can help your skin stay fresh and hydrated, even in winter. Do it for yourself, do it for your future self.