5 Steps to Better Skin
So, it’s cold outside – Winter weather can take its toll on your skin, but there are some simple steps to help protect it:
Add extra moisture.
Even if you consistently hydrate your skin, consider moisturizing more often or even switching to a heavier moisturizer during these cold days. Check out our range of hydrating skincare to help provide extra-rich moisturization which can deliver moisture that lasts throughout the day.
While you’re at it, remember to keep your lips hydrated with a moisturizing lip balm with skin-protecting ingredients to help prevent chapping.
Pretty obvious, right? But still essential. Do what you can to remain warm this winter: this means bundling up when you go outside, heating your house/room when necessary, and using a humidifier if you live in a dry climate. Your skin will thank you for taking this easy step in these colder months!
Up the fatty acids in your diet.
Foods that contain a good dose of healthy fats – including almonds, walnuts, salmon, and olive oil – may help keep your skin hydrated. These are also superfoods that can help your heart health…so they’ll work double duty for you in winter!
Cool it with the baths.
Baths can be very relaxing and warming when it’s so cold out, but try to limit them this winter, and keep the water warm – not hot. Using hot water in your bath or shower can actually break down the lipid barriers in skin, which may result in moisture loss and can dry out your skin.
Don’t forget sunscreen!
Just because you can’t see the sun as much in winter doesn’t mean it can’t affect your skin. In fact, UVA sun rays (which can penetrate into deeper levels of the skin and contribute to skin aging) are present year-round and can pierce through glass and clouds.
So, when we say it’s best to use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day, we mean EVERY DAY – winter included.
These 5 easy steps may make a difference between dry, chapped skin and more hydrated, softer skin this winter.