For years I have suffered from winter dry skin. It never fails the cooler weather rolls in and my skin becomes dry, itching and in some cases even cracked. Over the years I have learned a thing or two to help my dry skin and I wanted to share with you the things that have helped me.
5 Ways I help winter dry skin stay at bay
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Drinking water helps your skin stay young-looking. Some doctors will tell you it’s a myth that drinking water doesn’t do anything for skin. For me I have found drinking water helps to relieve the dryness of my skin as well as keeps my skin clear of blemishes. Plus drinking water is just good for you.
Put on sunscreen
Believe it or not sunscreen isn’t just for summertime. Winter sun combined with the glare from the snow can still damage your skin. Being a FL girl we still have lots of sun even when temps dip into the cooler range so applying a sunscreen is a must. Be sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and your hands (if they’re exposed) about 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply frequently if you stay outside a long time.
Did you know the skin on your hands is thinner than on most parts of the body and has fewer oil glands. That means it’s harder to keep your hands moist, especially in winter weather. This can lead to itchiness and cracking. Wear gloves when you go outside to help exposure.
You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer. but when winter rolls around it is important to change to lotion that works in winter. For me I have started using AQUATION Daily Lotion with 3 ceramides, hyaluronic acid and marine algae. It has truly helped my skin hold moisture and feel less dry and cracked.
See a Specialist
If everything you have tried doesn’t’ seem to work then it’s time to see a specialist. Sometimes severe and persistence dry skin can be the sign of something more serious like eczema.
Let’s Talk: Do you have any tips for helping dry skin? what is a go to remedy you use?
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