How to protect your skin from the harsh winter elements
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. Let’s take a look at the low humidity and frigid temperatures affect your skin.
- 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 body cream layered over a skin softening body oil.
- Look for face cream formulations instead of lotions and fluids for facial hydration.
- Avoid ingredients such as alcohol and sulfates, which will cause more dryness.
- Feeling extra dry? Consider waterless balm formulas such as Seed Soft Balm.
- 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.
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