Although the weather outside is frightful, your skin doesn’t have to look ghastly and dull. The frigid weather can wreak havoc on your skin, but you can keep it glowing by taking good care of it.
The first step you need to do is to upgrade your skincare regimen just as you would each time you upgrade your wardrobe every season. What worked for your skin in the summer may not be effective during the winter months. Even if you stay mostly indoors, the harsh weather can still affect the state of your skin.
If you want to look glowing even in the dead of winter, here are the top five skincare tips to put in mind.
- Drink plenty of water.
Hydration is key to keep your skin from drying. As you may know, dry skin can cause all sorts of issues, such as pigmentation, which can leave your skin looking dull and uneven. Drinking at least eight glasses of water even if you don’t feel thirsty can provide moisture to your skin.
- Moisturize your skin.
In line with keeping your skin well hydrated is to moisturize it constantly and consistently. Even if you’re just at home in your PJs, never forget to put on moisturizing cream. To promote healthy, hydrated skin, choose a moisturizer that contains vitamin E. It is also beneficial to use oil-based moisturizers for optimal hydration. Abadir Associates offer a range of moisturizing products that suit different skin types to provide skin protection.
- Use a humidifier.
Space heaters and other heating systems blast hot air to keep the home and office warm. Despite the comfort they provide, hot air can cause dry and flaky skin. A humidifier will add moisture in the air, which can prevent dryness. Additionally, it helps to place humidifiers in areas where you most frequently visit to disperse air moisture evenly.
- Shorten hot baths.
It feels soothingly warm to take long hot baths and showers. However, you should refrain from doing so as the heat breaks the lipid barriers in the skin that seals in moisture. Instead of using hot water, shower or bathe in lukewarm water.
- Consult a specialist.
There are tons of skin products at your local drugstore, but you may find it hard to find a salesperson who can recommend the right type of products suitable for your skin type. A dermatologist, on the other hand, is trained and certified to evaluate your skin condition, analyze your skin type, and recommend a treatment plan that is most suitable for you.
No matter how cold it is, as long as you take extra care of your skin, you’ll always look glowing. For more expert tips and other skincare treatments, consult our dermatologists at Abadir Associates. Schedule an appointment today.