The weather outside is getting colder, which can only mean one thing – winter is coming. In addition to this time of year taking its toll on your monthly energy bill, it will also have a substantial impact on your skin. Just because you are no longer at risk for a painful sunburn while on the beach doesn't mean you should be any less diligent when it comes to caring for your skin. In fact, if you are not careful, you could be facing months of painful skin cracking and itching.
Here are a few tips for taking care of your skin in the winter:
- Moisturize regularly: Making sure that your skin is hydrated and moist enough is something you should be doing throughout the year. It is especially crucial to moisturize the parts of your body that are most exposed to the freezing environment outdoors – your hands and face.
- Turn down the temperature: When you are showering, it is important to keep the water lukewarm at most. Although it might feel better to take a steaming hot shower during the colder months, the truth is that such a high temperature will dry out your skin every morning. You should be on the safe side and learn to embrace cooler showers.
- Wear appropriate protection: Even if you are not the type of person who likes to wear gloves during the winter, it is essential that you do so. If not, you will be facing months of fingers that are cracked and painful, which is much worse than investing in a simple pair of mittens!