Caring For Your Skin This Winter

woman applying a sunscreen on her face in snowy mountains in winterWintertime brings plenty of outdoor festivities for you to enjoy. But falling temperatures can wreak havoc on your skincare routine. Winter can leave your skin dry, itchy, and irritated, decreasing your desire to be outside even more. Although many believe having radiant skin during colder months is impossible, the correct regimen can provide you with healthy-looking skin despite low temperatures. Here are a few tips to keep your skin looking its best as the temperatures drop.

Avoid Long Baths

Many people rely on long, hot baths to pamper themselves, but frequently taking hot baths can harm your skin. The heat from the water can strip your skin of its natural oils that help it stay healthy. When you feel the urge to soak as part of your self-care routine, be sure to do so with cooler water and shorter sessions to avoid drying your skin.

Change Your Cleanser

Wintertime may necessitate adjusting what you use to clean your body. Some body washes contain ingredients that accelerate the skin drying out. When combined with colder temperatures, it can send your skincare routine into a tailspin. But switching your body wash or soap for a skin cleanser can help your skin stay moisturized.

Keep Putting on Sunscreen

It’s a common misconception that cold temperatures mean you don’t need sunscreen. Many people fall under this assumption, but wearing sunscreen is essential despite chilly temperatures. Although it may not be hot outside for a while, keeping sunscreen handy protects you from exposure to the harmful UV rays the sun emits. While the air might be much colder than usual, the sun can still impact your skin despite the freezing temperatures.

Stay Hydrated

Frosty weather may tempt you to keep your thermos full of coffee or tea to stay warm, but both of these beverages can dehydrate your body and your skin. Drinking plenty of water daily can keep your body hydrated and help keep your skin radiant and beautiful despite the cold. Drinking water hydrates you from the inside out, making it easier to care for your skin this winter.

Moisturize Thoroughly

The cold winter air can dry out your skin quickly, so you must take extra care to keep your skin moisturized. Using moisturizers with oil can help lock moisture into your skin and take on the harsh weather that winter can bring.

Please get in touch with our Bellvue office if you have questions about combatting dry skin at any time of year. Please schedule a consultation by calling us today at 425-455-2131.

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