Here’s What You Need to Know About Caring for Your Skin During the Colder Months
It’s officially that time of year again – the winter season is upon us! While you’re bundling up with cozy sweaters and sipping on hot cocoa, it’s important not to neglect your skin during the colder months. With the temperature dropping, the air becoming drier, and the winds picking up, your skin can suffer if you don’t take proper care of it. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing some tips on how to keep your skin healthy and glowing all winter long.
1. Hydration is Key:
The colder weather outside may leave you feeling less thirsty, but your body still needs water to function properly, and this includes your skin. Dry, itchy, flaky skin is often a result of dehydration, so it’s essential to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water and incorporate hydrating foods, such as fruits and vegetables, into your diet.
2. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize:
During the colder months, the air is less humid which means you may need a heavier moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Look for a moisturizer that contains nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin. And don’t forget about your body – a body lotion or oil can also help prevent dry, flaky skin.
3. Exfoliate Regularly:
Exfoliating regularly is crucial to get rid of dead skin cells that can build up and cause irritation, but be careful not to overdo it. A gentle exfoliant 1-2 times a week should do the trick. You can also opt for a chemical exfoliant, such as an AHA or BHA, to unclog pores and improve skin texture.
4. Protect Your Skin from the Sun:
Even though it’s not hot outside, the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays can still penetrate through the clouds and cause damage to your skin. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 all year round, especially to any exposed areas like your face, neck, and hands.
5. Invest in a Humidifier:
Humidifiers add moisture into the air which can help prevent dry skin and other winter-related skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis. Place a humidifier in your bedroom while you sleep to wake up with soft and supple skin.
6. Invest in Regular Facials:
Facials provide numerous benefits to your skin! But as your skin becomes drier during the colder months, a facial can help provide hydration and restore moisture to keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant. Getting facials during the colder weather can also increase the circulation in your face and in turn, decrease fine lines.
There you have it, folks! Taking care of your skin during the colder months doesn’t have to be complicated. By following these tips, you can maintain healthy, glowing skin all winter long. Remember, hydration, moisturization, exfoliation, sun protection, and investing in a humidifier and regular facials can help keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Interested in trying one of Pro Radiance’s relaxing facials? Click here to learn more about all of our treatments and to book your appointment today!