Winter can be detrimental to your skin. The dry, wet and cold weather we experience here in Cincinnati can easily replace that beautiful summer glow you once had with not-so-desirable dry and chapped skin.
Here are a few tips to keep your skin in tip top shape during these downright cold winter months:
Don’t think you have to wear sunscreen in winter? Think again! Even on the cloudiest days, the sun can still be damaging to your skin. This is because UVA rays can still travel through those thick clouds. UVA rays are known to be one of the most damaging things in the environment for your skin. But with applying a little sunscreen, you can protect that beautiful face of yours!
Wash your face. We have all had those days where you don’t wear any makeup, thinking you probably can skip washing your face that day. But oil and dirt will still be there, which can cause you to break out. Just think about it, all the air you have faced throughout the day has particles in it, sticking to that gorgeous face of yours.
Use Skin Care Products. They don’t have to be expensive, because after all, you’ve probably spent your limit on holiday gifts and everything else that goes along with the season. Look for active ingredients such as collagen to firm and oil and Vitamin C to refresh.
Avoid Tanning Beds. If you are looking to add a little color to your skin, consider using a spray tan. They have really advanced over the years, allowing you to get more of a sun kissed look instead of an orange glow.
Change your Moisturizer. While a certain moisturizer may work perfectly for you in the spring and summer months, it may not be as effective in the winter. As weather conditions change, so,should your moisturizer. Using an oil based moisturizer over a water based one works better in winter because the oil creates a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. Many lotions labeled as “night creams” are often oil based.
These are just a few things you can do to help take care of your skin during the winter months. But doing things such as wearing gloves and avoiding wet skin in the cold can really make a huge difference.