Your skin is more prone to dryness during the fall and winter months because the weather is colder. The good news is that there are several things that you can do to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant. Below are some tips that will keep your skin looking great all year long:
Drink lots of water
In order for you to keep your skin healthy, you must also keep your body healthy. Drinking plenty of water is one of the simplest things that you can do to achieve both of those goals. Water helps remove toxins from your body and gives your skin a natural glow. The actual amount of water needed can vary from person to person, but eight to 10 cups per day is sufficient for most people.
Exfoliation should be a regular part of your skincare regime. You will need to exfoliate once or twice a week. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, and it also helps your skin regenerate new cells. Exfoliation is important, but be careful not to do it more than twice a week. Exfoliating too often will leave your skin feeling dry.
Use an oil-based moisturizer
Unless you have been instructed to avoid oil-based moisturizers by a specialist, you should choose a moisturizer that is made up of at least 80 percent oil to help lock in moisture. Lotions and creams have a tendency to dry out your skin.
Many people think that it is not necessary to wear sunscreen in the winter time because the sun’s rays are not as strong during the colder months. However, sunscreen is still very important. The sun’s rays can still damage your skin during the winter. You should wear sunscreen if you will be spending more than 30 minutes outdoors, and in fact a daily moisturizer with SPF is best.
Skip super hot baths
A warm bath in the winter time can be very relaxing. However, you should avoid taking a very hot bath. The intense heat can cause your skin to lose moisture. A warm bath with baking soda or oatmeal can help alleviate dry itchy skin. Also to avoid losing too much moisture, try to limit bath or shower times to 15 minutes.
Harsh weather conditions can make it more difficult for you to care for your skin. However, following these simple suggestions can help keep your skin healthy.
If you are concerned about your skin or you have more questions, we encourage you to make an appointment with us. Call our office at 972-649-6644 and schedule a visit today.