Winter is on its way back AGAIN. It seems like we were just getting ready for summer, well in any event it is on its way back and it is time to start talking about what steps we need to take to protect our skin from the harsh winter environment. It is not just the cold outside that does a number on your skin but the forced drying heat on the inside that can cause your skin more stress than it needs. The tips below will help you get your skin ready for those long cold months up ahead.
1. Don’t put the sunblock away!
A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that once the summer is done so is the need for sunblock. In many cases your skin may be under worse risk of being damaged by the sun in the winter than in the summer. Using sunblock in the winter is just as important as using it in the summer.
2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
One of the key things you have got to do for your skin in the winter months is to keep those drying elements at bay with a good moisturizer. You need to be moisturizing both day and night. To cut down on the possibilities of break outs, use a good light moisturizer that is made from organic ingredients.
3. Cover it up
If you know that you are going to be out in the elements, cover up as much as you can without looking too crazy. The best way to protect your skin from the harsh cold wind is to cover it. Use scarves, hats and gloves all the time. Wrap the scarf around your face to prevent your face from becoming chapped. It is a lot easier to protect your skin then it is to try to correct damage to your skin.
Sounds so simple but drinking more water in the winter can be one of the best things you do for your skin. Hydration comes from the inside out. The more water you drink the better off your skin will be. Of course the proper hydration also will keep your body in good form so if there is some skin damage from the elements you will easily be able to heal.
5. Pay a visit to the dermatologist
If you know that you have problem skin in the winter months then it is worth the investment to seek the assistance of a specialist. There are prescription creams that you can get that will keep the incidence of flare ups or problems at bay. It is far better to make the small investment than put up with out of control skin for the winter.
Following these five tips can help you survive through another winter and come up with healthy beautiful skin. With a little extra effort you can hang on to your summer time healthy skin around the calendar. You are so worth the extra effort!