Skin Care in Winter: How to Fight the Cold

During these cold winter months, your skin may be feeling dried out, chapped or even flaky. The crisp air strips the moisture out of your skin and leaves skin looking dull. While there isn”t much you can do about the weather, there are things you can do to help keep your skin in mint condition during this time of year.

  • Avoid hot water, even a hot bubble bath. While you may want to jump in a steaming hot shower or bath, don”t, as hot water actually makes skin dryer by sucking out moisture. Instead, opt for a lukewarm bath.
  • For adequate moisturizing, consider switching to a heavier moisturizer. Since skin typically becomes dryer during the winter, a heavier one is recommended.
  • Exfoliating can help remove layers of dead skin and keep dry skin at bay. Exfoliating also helps moisturizer work more effectively by penetrating into deeper layers of the skin.
  • Continue to stay hydrated and refreshed by drinking plenty of water and getting plenty of rest. You should be consuming around 8 to 10 glasses of water a day and sleeping roughly 8 hours a night.

While there are several things you can do to help keep your skin looking clear and smooth, the best thing you can do to ensure beautiful skin is to see a skin care specialist in Louisville. They can discuss specific treatments and products that can address your concerns.

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