Preparing Your Skin for Winter
While the winter months are beautiful and playing outdoors can be a lot of fun, the season can also be harsh on your skin. By following some of the tips below, you are sure to protect your skin from winter’s harsher elements.
Change things up
Most likely, your summer skin care routine will not suffice for the winter months. With less moisture in the air, you may have to change up your lotion for a moisturizing cream. Our Age Definer™ Moisturizer is perfect for keeping skin hydrated, while also reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Choose your cleanser carefully
A cleanser can strip your skin of its natural oils, dry it out and can even lead to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Knowing your skin type and choosing a cleanser that is right for your face will help you get through the winter months.
Exfoliating helps to bring back your youthful glow that can be lost during our colder seasons. It is recommended that you exfoliate twice a week.
Protect your skin
Our winters in Edmonton can be bright and sunny. While it may not feel important during the winter, wearing sunscreen and protecting your skin against harmful UV rays is just as important during the winter months than it is during the summer months.
Shorten your hot showers
Hot water feels great in the cold, but it can strip your skin of its natural oils. Try to limit hot showers to once or twice a week and use lukewarm water other times. Always apply moisturizer after your shower, to help replenish the oils lost while bathing.
Eat right, when you can
Simple sugars in rich foods can stimulate reactions that can lead to acne breakouts. Avoiding these during your daily life will allow you to indulge more freely during the holidays without the guilt.
Our hands tend to suffer the most during the winter, mostly because we are washing our hands more frequently to avoid cold and flu germs that circulate so freely. After washing your hands, apply moisturizer and wear gloves or mitts when you head out into the cold.
Use a humidifier
As the air dries out in the winter, it steals moisture from our skin. In our dry winter climate, using a humidifier, especially in your bedroom at night, can help keep your skin well-hydrated.
Try a sugar scrub on your lips
Dry, chapped lips are an unfortunate reality of winter. Try using a sugar scrub on your lips once a day and following up with a nourishing lip balm.
While winter may be harsh on your skin, it doesn’t have to be. By following some of the above recommendations, you can have glowing skin throughout the season.