Care for your skin this winter
When did you kick your heat on this winter? Chances are that the minute you did, your skin started drying out. For some people, this means that it’s time to purchase some heavy duty moisturizer; for others, it may be time to talk to a dermatologist. Each case is special, but here are a couple tips to help you fight skin dryness this winter.
Use an exfoliating scrub once a month. This will get rid of dead skin and allow your body to create new skin. Be careful to not confuse exfoliating with using a harsh peel, which can strip the oil from your skin.
The lotion that you used during the summer months may not be right for wintertime. Consider looking for a different lotion that is more heavy duty. Most oil-based lotions are better for dry skin because they provide more protection than water-based moisturizers. If you’re not sure what type of lotion or moisturizer is best for you, drop by and we’ll help you pick one based on your personal preferences and needs. Plan on packing emergency lotion in your purse or pocket so it’s always handy.
Your shower and hand-washing water should be lukewarm instead of hot. Hot water takes moisture out of skin and causes dryness. If the thought of lukewarm water doesn’t thrill you, try taking shorter showers.
With the heat always on, the air in your home gets dry. A humidifier places the moisture back in the air. You may already have one built in your furnace, but if you don’t, consider picking one up for this winter.
Do you have any tricks to beating out dry skin?