The holidays are just around the corner and many of us are most likely starting to get giddy about gift shopping, family get-together and other exciting activities that the season brings. Let’s not forget, however, that winter is also here. And yes, it would be the best time of the year to bond with the kids – go skiing, ice skating or simply just go to your yard and enjoy the snow. While these activities sound a lot of fun, keep in mind that the winter season is also when your skin needs the most care from you.
Winter brings about dry and cold air, which can cause damages to the skin, leaving it dry, itchy and irritated. But you won’t let this stop you from enjoying the season, will you?
Here are some helpful tips for you on how to take extra care for your skin this winter season
1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
This season requires the most moisturization for your skin. Since the cold air can constantly dry your skin out, you should have a moisturizer handy so you can apply it on your skin even when you’re on the go. It’s best to apply moisturizer evenly on your skin after shower and the reapply throughout the day whenever needed. Creams or ointments are more recommended in the winter as compared to lotions.
2. Don’t forget your sunscreen
The cold season does not eliminate the need to apply sunscreen to your skin. Bear in mind that while you don’t often feel the sun during the winter season, it doesn’t mean that you’re safe from its harmful UV rays. Make sure you apply a good amount of broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher to all exposed areas of your body.
3. It is a good time to invest in a humidifier
You might want to consider investing on an air humidifier at this time to combat the effects of dry winter air.
4. Winter dress up
Wearing appropriate winter clothing is also very important to keep your skin safe from the harmful effects of low temperatures. Make sure you wear a soft, breathable material on the inside and then cover up with a nice warm sweater. Don’t forget to get a pair of gloves or mittens that will not irritate your skin.
5. Eat healthy and keep yourself hydrated
These tips could help you and your skin get through the winter season with flying colors! If your skin continues to show severe dryness and irritation, make sure to contact your health provider for proper prescription.by