Cold temps, low humidity, and harsh winds can take a toll on your skin during the winter months. From cozying up by the fireplace, snowy walks, or ice skating adventures – these festivities can have some harsh side effects on your skin!
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect and replenish your skin from the brutal winter elements. To give you a head start on your winter skincare routine, we’re going to list a few tips to keep your skin healthy and happy all winter long!
When it comes to healthy skin, hydration always comes first. Air is drier in the winter and as a result, water evaporates from your body faster. Keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
2. Use sunscreen.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the sun rays reflect up to 80% on bright winter days – increasing your risk exposure.
Even on gloomy winter days, the suns UV rays can still cause damage. Whether you’re venturing out for a short period, or spending the day out in the sun on the slopes, be sure to apply a moisturizing sunscreen.
3. Switch to heavy face cream.
While this step is commonly overlooked when transitioning into a winter skincare routine, it is important to switch out your regular moisturizer with a heavy face cream. Look for creams that are made with ceramides and hyaluronic acid.
4. Treat yourself to a facial!
The beginning of winter is a wonderful time to indulge in a facial. Being proactive about your skin care is super important! Facials rejuvenate and revitalize the skin.
Check out our guest services menu to view our super affordable facial options, or check out our blog for some DIY facial recipes that you can do at home. Here are some links to helpful blogs about facials and skin care:
5. Avoid hot showers.
Although taking a steamy shower is tempting during the cold winter months, it can actually cause more damage to your skin. Hot water can cause even drier, flaky skin.
Overly-hot showers have also been known to make acne-prone skin worse. Opt for a warm shower in your daily routine!
6. Run the humidifier.
Your heat likely runs all winter long. As a result, this leads to severely lower levels of humidity in your home. Place a humidifier in the rooms you spend the most time in. Humidifiers increase the moisture in the air – helping the barrier of your skin stay hydrated!
We hope these tips help you stay warm, hydrated, and happy this winter!