Caring for Your Skin This Winter

woman applying a sunscreen on her face in snowy mountains in winter

The frigid winter months can be problematic for your skin. Blustery winds and cold, dry air can leave your skin brittle, itchy, and dull. The cold that winter brings often forces many people to stay indoors, limiting the amount of sunlight they get and robbing them of Vitamin D. 

Caring for your skin this winter doesn’t have to seem like a never-ending chore. With a few simple tricks, you can ensure that your skin stays healthy and vibrant despite falling temperatures. 

Here is how you can help your skin look its best this winter.

Stay Moisturized

The winter air is often dry and can impact your skin if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Before leaving home, you’ll need to take a few extra steps to ensure your skin is well-hydrated. For instance, adding moisture-locking agents to your skincare routine can help protect your skin from moisture loss. If lotion isn’t enough to help your skin retain moister, consider adding an extra layer of protection by including items such as

  • Shea butter
  • Aquaphor
  • Vaseline
  • and Cocoa Butter to help lock moisture into your skin.

Turn Down the Temperature

It makes sense to keep your heater running high when it’s cold out, but the hot and dry air can contribute to your dry skin during the winter. You can combat this by setting the heater high enough in your home to keep you comfortable but not dry out your skin. Keeping the temperature set at reasonable levels can prevent the air from becoming too dry and strip your skin of the moisture it needs.

Bundle Up

Believe it or not, some people prefer to feel the cold air on their skin during the winter. If you fall into this category, protecting your skin from harsh winter air is essential to keeping it healthy. Wear warm, protective clothing during winter to shield your skin from the elements and protect it from nutrient-stripping winds and temperatures.

Take Cooler Baths

You may be tempted to take long, hot baths to give yourself a break from the cold. But consistently taking hot baths can strip your skin of the essential oils and nutrients it needs. Use lukewarm water to help maintain vital nutrients in your skin and limit the time you spend soaking to help ensure optimal moisture.

You can also help your skin stay healthy by getting professional assistance and looking into cosmetic treatments to keep it looking its best. To learn more about keeping your skin healthy this winter, Pure Chateau Wellness Medspa LLC offers many treatment options to help you maintain beautiful and healthy skin this winter. To learn more, please schedule a consultation with our Stamford office by calling us at 203-461-3181.

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