Dry, cold, winter weather can be hard on your skin. This is especially true if you have eczema or are naturally prone to dry skin. Cold temperatures and dry air can make existing problems worse. The following tips can help you take care of your skin and look your best all winter long.
Don’t Forget Sunscreen
UV radiation is just as dangerous in the winter months as it is in the summer. It can be easy to forget sunscreen when you feel cold, but if you’re going to be spending time outdoors you need to protect your skin from UV radiation. Most people are pretty bundled up in the winter, but don’t forget to apply sunscreen to anything that will be exposed to the sun—especially your face. This is actually extra important if you’re going to be skiing or snowboarding because you have less protection from UV radiation in higher elevations.
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
It is easy for your skin to get red, dry, and itchy during the cold winter months, but these tips can help you keep your skin moist:
- Use a moisturizer every morning and a face cream at night.
- Keep lotion with you throughout the day.
- Sleep with a humidifier.
- Take shorter showers since those long hot showers can sap moisture from your skin.
Choose Your Clothing Wisely
Bundling up in the winter can help you stay warm, but avoid coarse fabrics like wool that can irritate your skin. If you’re going to be wearing something kind of coarse or itchy like a sweater, layer something cotton underneath so it doesn’t bother your skin.
Pamper Your Skin
Your skin deserves the best all year long, and winter is no exception. Take time to occasionally pamper your skin during the winter months. You can pamper your skin at home with a special moisturizing mask, but why should you have to do all the work? Dr. Serure’s Skin Spa offers facial and body skin care treatments that will leave your skin looking and feeling soft and refreshed. To learn more about pampering your skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Serure.