At Home Tips for Keeping Skin Moisturized

At Home Tips for Keeping Skin Moisturized

At Home Tips for Keeping Skin Moisturized 

 

Winter and skin don’t go hand-in-hand. The dry, cold air leaves your skin feeling dry, itching, and maybe even red. Going from the cold outdoors to the warm indoors, can feel like it’s sucking the life out of your skin – and it is. To make matters worse, anything that may make you feel toasty and warm will only damage your skin further. Sitting by the fire or taking a hot shower both have the opposite effect on your skin than you want.  So what’s a cold girl to do when all she wants is to be warm and have moisturized skin? Here are our favorite tips.

 

Stop Touching the Thermostat


It’s tempting to crank up the heat when you’re cold, but that only zaps your skin’s moisture. Leave it at 68 degrees Fahrenheit and bundle up! Your skin will thank you and who doesn’t love cuddling in a warm blanket?


Take Cooler Showers


Hot water feels so nice in the cold winter months, but it dries your skin out even more. Instead, opt for lukewarm showers and a warm cozy robe after your shower to warm up. If you must turn up the heat, keep it short (5-minute max).


Use a Humidifier

 

Invest in either a whole house humidifier or put one in the rooms you use the most (bedroom, TV room, etc.). Adding moisture to the air decreases the moisture loss your skin experiences, which is an important piece of the puzzle.

 

Drink Plenty of Water


Hydrate your skin from the inside out by staying hydrated. Increase your water intake by a couple of glasses of water a day. Your skin needs it now more than ever. 


Use Gentle Hand and Body Products


Now isn’t the time to use harsh body care products. Your skin needs TLC, which means using products without any harmful toxins or added fragrances. Use soap as needed, but don’t overdo it, as it strips your skin of the moisture it needs.


Exfoliate Often


Exfoliating gives your skin a new lease on life. Get rid of the dead, dry skin, and let new skin cells emerge. Your skin will look and feel amazing when you use natural products to exfoliate your skin, letting it glow.


Moisturize after Showering


Even if you took a lukewarm shower, moisturize your wet skin right away. When you moisturize while your skin is wet, you lock in the moisture the shower provided. Work the moisturizer all over your body, including on the driest places, such as your elbows, feet, and knees.


Bundle Up Outdoors


Protect your skin as much as possible when you’re outdoors. A cute hat, scarf, gloves, and warm coat are just what the doctor ordered. Keep exposed skin to a minimum and protect it with moisturizer (or lip balm for lips) to prevent too much damage. 


Winter is a time to take care of your skin even more than any other season. It takes quite a beating, especially if you live in some of the colder areas of the country. Don’t ignore your skin’s needs this winter – use it as an excuse to pamper yourself! You deserve it!

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