As the seasons change and the weather gets colder, the skin on our body can become drier. To tackle this, many people end up changing their entire skincare routine. While your skin may need a little extra, your skin type hasn’t changed, so neither should your routine. All you need to do is add one or two products to provide extra hydration and nourishment.
Combat dry winter skin with these tips for retaining your skin’s natural moisture.
1. Drink lots of water
When it’s cold outside, we often forget to drink enough water throughout the day, but this is just when low humidity is most likely to strip our poor skin of its moisture. You can also install a humidifier to manage the moisture level in your home. This will certainly keep your skin happy.
- Exfoliate your skin
It may be the last thing on your mind when you have dry, itchy skin, but there are benefits to exfoliating your skin during winter. Not only will it take off the dry, dead skin cells, but it also helps you regenerate new ones.
- Try using natural moisturizers and apply it immediately after washing
Apply moisturizer or lotion immediately after washing to lock in as much moisture as possible, and don’t forget to include your hands and your feet, the most hardworking parts of your body!
- Apply sunscreen
Sunscreen is not only for Summer! Make sure to cover your face, neck and hands (if they are exposed), and opt for a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 protection.