Winter skin care tips are vital for avoiding skin damage during the harsh winter months. While winter is a lovely time of year, the cold and dry air may be harsh on our skin.
Dry, cold air often makes your skin feel itchy. It is especially vital to look after your skin now that the weather is cooling and you spend less time in the sun. Reviva Medical Aesthetics’ specialists will guide you on how to keep your skin healthy over the winter.
Keep in mind these winter skin care tips to protect your skin:
- Apply Moisturizer
Dryness sets in as the chilly air drain the skin’s moisture storage. As a result, moisturizing regularly is critical for maintaining the skin’s natural moisture and smoothness. For normal to dry skin, creams and petroleum-based treatments work better than lotions. Moisturizer works best on damp skin because it absorbs moisture from the surface. Light, fragrance-free moisturizers benefit all skin types, even oily skin.
- Make Use Of Humidifier
Indoor heating exacerbates the condition by producing dry air that dehydrates the skin. As a result, using a room humidifier in the winter benefits the skin. By spreading water vapour into the air, these machines help offset the drying effects of central heating.
- Protect Your Lips
The lips, like the skin, require environmental protection. This winter, a lip balm or moisturizer with SPF 30 or higher will keep your lips from drying out and cracking. Lip balms that do not include petroleum are an excellent option.
- Layer With Caution
The harsh conditions of winter can be irritating to the skin. When layering, wear something soft on the skin, such as cotton or silk, and avoid wool or other coarse materials. Wool can be worn over these materials to provide further insulation. Choose hypoallergenic detergents for your washing machine as well.
- Use Lukewarm Water
When the weather outside is chilly, you should stay inside and enjoy a long, hot shower. But, if you value your skin’s health, you should stay away from them. Take a lukewarm shower and wash your face with water. Skin fissures and winter eczema may result from a lack of early moisturization after a hot shower. After a lukewarm shower, use a moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid and ceramides.
- Stay Hydrated
What you put into your body will eventually manifest on the exterior. Maintain a nutritious diet and drink water. It is critical to maintain sufficient hydration through nutrition to avoid dryness. It’s essential to stay hydrated, but it’s easy to forget when it’s cold outside. During the winter, when the skin is less able to retain moisture, drinking water can help rehydrate it.
- Don’t Exfoliate your Skin
Scrubs formulated for exfoliation can get rid of the skin’s top layer of dead cells. Because winter’s dry, cold air has already reduced your skin’s natural layer, you must take extra care. Exfoliating once a week helps your skin renew itself and makes any skincare products you use after that work better. Furthermore, exfoliating can be beneficial for all skin types. A moderate exfoliation might help dehydrate the skin. For those with combination or oily skin, once a week is sufficient.
- Care For Your Hand & Feet
The hands contain the fewest oil glands of any region of the body. This is why dryness and itching are so common in those who frequently use their hands. Soak up some moisturizer before you leave your house.
Use glycerin lotions or petroleum jelly to keep your feet moisturized. Exfoliate your feet regularly so that the skin can absorb the moisturizer effectively.
If you have any worries about your skin during the winter, make an appointment with our specialists. During your session, a specialist at Reviva Medical Aesthetics will check your skin, listen to your concerns, and provide a customized treatment plan. Because our office’s well-appointed, you’ll feel at ease when you walk in.To make an appointment with us, please call 919-373-0088 or visit our website.