Keeping Your Skin Glowing During Cold Weather

It’s that time of year again! You wouldn’t be surprised if Elsa appeared outside singing, “Do you want to build a snowman?”

But as much as we enjoy the Winter holidays, it can be tough on our skin. Dryness, redness, and flakiness are too common during the colder months. But don’t despair!

Plenty of ways to keep your skin looking its best all season long. Here are our top tips:

Get a humidifier: Humidifiers add moisture to the air, which can help prevent your skin from drying out. Just make sure to clean your humidifier frequently to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria.

Drink plenty of water: Hydration is important for overall health and helps your skin. Keep your skin hydrated and plump by drinking eight glasses of water a day. 

Use a gentle cleanser: Dry skin and irritation can result from harsh cleansers. Look for a cleanser that contains hyaluronic acid or glycerin to help retain moisture in the skin. 

Exfoliate regularly: Exfoliation removes dead skin cells that can make your complexion look dull. Just remember not to overdo it—exfoliating more than twice a week can damage the skin barrier and lead to excess dryness. 

Moisturize: Moisturizing is essential for keeping your skin healthy during cold weather. Look for a rich cream or ointment that will provide long-lasting hydration. And don’t forget to apply Lip balm! Chapped lips are no fun. 

Protect your skin from the sun: Just because the sun isn’t as strong during the winter doesn’t mean you can skip sunscreen. UV rays can still penetrate the clouds, so apply SPF 30 or higher daily, even when it’s cloudy outside.

Avoid hot showers: Hot water can strip away natural oils, leaving your skin dry and irritated. So stick to lukewarm water instead—your skin will thank you for it.

Beat the itch: Dry skin can be incredibly itchy, so it’s important to moisturize regularly and use anti-itch creams or lotions when necessary.

What’s holding you back from getting nicer skin? –Park Meadows Aesthetics serves Denver, Lone Tree, and the surrounding area in Colorado. Contact us at 303.662.8668 to schedule a consultation.

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