When we think of skin care and the seasons that wreak the most havoc on our skin, we typically think of the summer. Not only are our weekends spent lounging in the sun but we are constantly exposing ourselves to the sun’s harsh rays. And although summer is notorious for causing skin damage, winter can cause damage to your skin as well. Read on to learn more about how you can protect your skin this winter.
- Wear Sunscreen
If it’s constantly snowing or cloudy outside, the last thing you might consider putting on is sunscreen. But just because you can’t see the sun’s harsh rays doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. In fact, it’s just as important to wear a high SPF sunscreen during the cold winter months than it is during the summer. Just make sure that you are wearing an SPF that has enough coverage to protect you— such as an SPF 50 or above.
Winter is the most drying time of year on your skin. It can cause your hands and feet to crack, and can even cause you develop more wrinkles across your face and around your eyes. In order to make sure your skin is getting the care it needs this year, make sure to moisturize your entire body both morning and night. Apply a body lotion across your body and hands, and then apply a face cream or lotion across your face.
As an added suggestion, apply lotion all over your body as soon as you get out of the shower. The moisture from the shower will help you to lock in more hydrating components from the lotion itself.
- Cover Up
Have you ever heard of a wind burn? Yes, they may sound like something you would only get in the midst of a hurricane. However, wind burns can occur during any harsh winter storm. The stinging effect that wind can cause on your skin, can leave your skin looking and feel very raw. If you have to go outside during a windy winter storm, make sure you cover up your neck and face with a scarf.
To learn more about how you can protect your skin this winter, contact our office today!