The winter months can be tough for everyone’s skin, regardless of where you live. Luckily, there are quite a few things that you can do to keep your skin moisturized and possibly even glowing during these cold and dreary months.
1. Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is important throughout the entire year. However, it is vital during the winter months. By drinking plenty of water, you are combating dry skin from the inside of your body instead of just layering moisturizer on top of your skin.
2. Invest in a Humidifier
During the winter months, adding more moisture into the air will be a lifesaver. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on one, even a small one that you can keep on your desk or beside your bed will help tremendously.
3. Exfoliate Your Skin
This may sound counterproductive, however, exfoliating your skin during the winter months can help remove the top layer of dry skin. It is important that you are only exfoliating one to two times a week or else it will dry your skin out.
4. Change Up Your Skincare Routine
The same skincare routine that works in the summer will probably not work as well for you in the winter. It is important that you only change one step of your skincare routine at a time. If you try to change too many things, you could end up breaking out and not knowing which product caused it.
5. Keep Wearing Sunscreen
Even though the sun isn’t as present during the winter months, that doesn’t mean that it can’t damage your skin. You don’t need SPF 50 or anything, but it would be smart to use at least an SPF 15 or 20 underneath your moisturizer on a daily basis.
6. Switch Up Your Shower Routine
Steamy hot showers can be very enjoyable during the colder months, but you should try to take cooler showers during the cold months so your skin will not get dried out from the heat. If you still want to take hot showers, it would be a good idea to invest in body oils that you can apply to wet skin. This will help trap the moisture in.
7. Change Up Your Makeup Routine
Changing up your makeup routine is just as important as changing your skincare. Instead of setting your makeup with a powder, use a setting spray. You can also use cream blush and contour instead of powders.
8. Bundle Up
It is important to protect your skin from the elements. So, make sure that you are covering your lips and ears with hats or scarves.
9. Focus On Your Diet
Just like hydration is important for your skin so is your diet. Make sure you’re nourishing your body with healthy fats and proteins.
10. Visit a Professional
The professionals at Jonathan D. Hall, MD, FACS in Stoneham, MA can help you get your skin in great shape this winter. They can offer treatments for your skin, as well as advise good skincare practices that will help you maintain moisturized and glowing skin throughout the colder months.