It already November, I still have my cactus collection outside. All the chili plants still are bearing fruit, and the forests are as green as ever. The recent rains have actually helped to re-green lawns and pastures. They had gone a bit pale in August. During winter, your skin will get dry, flaky, and chapped. This can make you feel uncomfortable and itchy, but there are many practical ways to protect your skin during winter.
Cold, dry air can leave your skin itchy, red, and irritated. Combat dry winter skin with these tips for retaining your skin’s natural moisture.
- Block the winter sun
- Avoid acne flare-up
- Natural isn’t the best
- Protection in the home
- Protecting skin conditions
- Cover up older skin
- Layer with caution
- Buy a non-soap cleanser
- Exercise with caution
- Grab the lotion after washing
You might want to sip hot coffee or cocoa, but it’s important to stay hydrated during colder weather. Avoid alcohol consumption, which dehydrates the body. Make sure you’re drinking your suggested eight glasses of water a day, which will not only help your body stay hydrated, but also your skin. Hydrated skin will be healthier, and combined with this moisturizing routine, your skin will look so great, you won’t even know it’s cold outside!
You don’t realize how much you lick your lips until they start getting chapped! Use a moisturizing lip balm throughout the day to prevent this and keep your lips soft. Use it as part of your full body moisturizing routine, but also carry a tube with you to reapply as often as you need. If you’re going out in extreme cold, you can put a layer of Vaseline on top of your lip balm to keep the cold off of your lips even more.
It seems counter-intuitive, but you need to stop washing your hair every day. Shampooing your hair actually strips it of natural oils that keep your scalp healthy and moisturized. If you wash your hair every day, or almost every day, stopping might make your scalp overproduce this oil, so it might feel greasy for a little bit.