Did you know that this cold, dry winter weather can have a major impact on your skin care routine? Our friends near the Great Lakes are seeing significant amounts of snowfall. My friend Lauren in West Seneca, New York has more than five FEET of snow. Let’s take a look at the low humidity and frigid temperatures affect your skin.
Itchiness and a tight feeling are common skin issues related to dry air, but there are some skin care tips you can use to help tackle the problem.
- Be gentle on your skin. When you dry off after bathing, be sure to pat your skin dry. Don’t rub.
- Always follow your shower or bath with a rich cream layered over body oil.
- Look for cream formulations instead of lotions and fluids for facial hydration.
- Avoid ingredients such as alcohol and sulfates, which will cause more dryness.
Exposure to cold temperatures also impacts our skin. Think of how your skin feels when you are out shoveling or walking with the wind against your face. Brisk temperatures and wind can make your skin feel numb. It may be tingly or even sore. Most often, the extreme cold dries the skin.
- Be sure to protect your skin in the cold weather. Keeping your hands, feet and ears covered is one of the best things you can do for your skin.
- Again, use rich creams to offer a barrier and help to protect your skin from the elements.
- Look for facial products containing natural oils. These help your skin retain moisture, which is especially important in the cold weather.
- Just as you do in the summer, wearing a sunscreen is imperative in the winter. Snow actually reflects the sunlight, making your skin susceptible to burning.
We have the products your skin is craving this time of year -- and year ‘round. Be sure to check out the (seed) Market for all of your family’s skin care needs. Be well!