Combatting Dry Skin In The Winter Months

Combatting Dry Skin In The Winter Months

January 17, 2022
Colder weather is upon us! As much as we love bundling up and waking up to flurries, the cold temperatures of the winter can also wreak havoc on our precious skin. And who wants to see friends and family when their skin is dry and flaky? Not me!

Thankfully, we don’t have to put up with dehydrated skin. We can take a few simple steps to reduce the impact that the dryness of the winter season has on your appearance.

Useful techniques include:
-Using a humidifier
-Drinking more water
-Adjusting your thermostat
-Wearing appropriate clothing
-Using sunscreen
-Applying a recovery cream

Using a humidifier
Did you know? When the weather gets cold, the air can’t hold as much moisture. It takes energy to evaporate water, and the absence of heat means there is less energy for water to evaporate.

You can resolve this issue by getting a humidifier, where it can supply that lost energy through electricity. A humidifier will evaporate water into the air, making it moist again. And the moisture in the air will help keep our skin hydrated, too. Humidifiers can help replenish the top layer of skin.

Drinking More Water
If your skin is dry, that’s because it doesn’t have enough water. The simplest solution: put more water in your body!
Of course, merely drinking more water won’t rehydrate your skin alone. Not all of the water you drink will wind up in your skin. This is where adding in a hyaluronic acid serum to your routine can be extremely beneficial. Hyaluronic acid attracts and draws in moisture, keeping the skin more hydrated, plump, and healthy! 

Adjusting Your Thermostat
Keeping your home warm and toasty feels cozy. But if you keep it too warm, that will just contribute to your dry skin. It’s like being in an oven!
Also, be careful of taking overly hot showers and baths. Hot water can strip away some of the natural oils in your skin, leaving it dry and dehydrated.

Wearing Appropriate Clothing
Dry, scratchy fabrics like wool can wear on your skin and dry it out. Loose, breathable, natural fabrics are the way to go. Also, be sure to wear gloves when outdoors or when working with your hands. They are an extra layer of protection for your skin!

Using SPF
You might think that the sun’s damaging rays can’t affect you in the winter when skies are gray and dark, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sunlight can still cause damage to your skin, even if it won’t give you a burn. The white winter snow is extremely reflective as well, which can burn your skin more easily. You need to wear sunscreen year-round to keep that skin healthy and protected.
For best results, be consistent. Apply sunscreen daily, right after a moisturizer.

Using a Nighttime Recovery Cream
If your skin is already cracked and peeling, this might be your best bet. Our Intensive Nourishing Cream is an excellent treatment for damaged, dehydrated skin. This cream is specifically created to treat dry, irritated and red skin and will add back in hydration that the skin needs. Peeling skin is often very sensitive, which is why it is important to only use products that calm the skin, such as the Intensive Nourishing Cream. It soothes immediately, giving instant relief.
The key to using a recovery cream is simple: be consistent. Using it at the same time, day after day, will get your body into a replenishing rhythm.

Dry, cracked wintery skin is not inevitable. But, by taking a few simple actions, you can reduce the effects of dry weather on your delicate skin. For best results, be consistent in your skincare routine and drink your water! You can also try things such as changing your environment by adjusting the thermostat or using a humidifier. Let’s get through winter with glowing, hydrated skin!