The winter months takes their toll on your complexion, drying out skin and leaving it looking dull and lifeless. Cold, dry air outdoors and heated interiors wreak havoc, stripping moisture and creating a whole new list of skin concerns. If you want to keep your skin soft and supple all season long, check out these tips from Incredible Veins Skin & Body for healthy winter skin.
Moisturizers are an important step in your skin care regimen any time of year, but you may need to change out your formulas when the cold weather moves in. Look for oil-based solutions over water-based formulas, because they are likely to help your skin retain moisture more effectively. When applying moisturizer to the face, don’t neglect the hands and feet that also tend to take a beating this time of year.
While hydrating from the inside out by drinking plenty of water is important any time of year, it probably won’t give your skin as much benefit as you hope. Instead, add water to the air by installing a humidifier in your home to turn on with your heat during the winter months. If you prefer, you can add portable humidifiers to the rooms in your home that see the most action during the cold weather.
Exfoliation is important during the winter to remove dead, dry skin cells, but choose gentler exfoliation treatments this time of year. Light exfoliate scrubs will do the trick, but don’t use them more than once every week or two or they might add to your dry skin problem. Make sure to follow up exfoliation treatment with a rich moisturizer to replace your skin’s hydration level.
Some of us don’t think about applying sunscreen during the winter months, but this is an important time of year to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun. In addition to the rays beating down from above, they can reflect off snow to create an even bigger danger. Even on days that don’t seem as bright, UV rays can still damage your skin. Make sunscreen a year-round habit to keep your skin safe and healthy.
While it can be more of a challenge to keep your skin in top form throughout the winter season, the right habits and products will make a big difference in your complexion this time of year. Give your skin the TLC it deserves and it will reward you with a glowing, health appearance all year long. To learn more about winter skin care or treatments recommended for the winter months, contact Incredible Veins Skin & Body at 818-446-2995.