Winter Skin Care

The cold winter months have arrived. The air is dry and you crank up your heater indoors, but how does this affect your skin? Use these tips to make sure you don’t damage your skin this winter!

Find an “ointment” moisturizer that is oil-based rather than water-based. The oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. When applying moisturizer to your face, however, make sure you use a non-clogging oil such as avocado oil, mineral oil, or primrose oil.

Use sunscreen
Many people think that sunscreen is just for the summer. However, winter sun combined with snow glare can still damage your skin. Use Brush on Block to protect visible skin from the harmful sun. Reapply frequently if you stay outside for an extended amount of time.

Invest in a humidifier
During the winter months, we have a tendency to run the heater in our homes for extended periods of time. Simply put, turning on the heater pushes dry hot air into our home. This dry air contributes to worsening dry skin. Humidifiers counteract this dry air by putting water vapor back into the air.

Stay hydrated
In the summer months, you are more aware of how much water you lose because you are sweating. In the winter, you are often unaware of how much water you are losing because it isn’t extremely obvious. However, it’s important to make sure that you stay hydrated and continue to drink eight glasses of water per day. Staying hydrated can also help you avoid dry skin!

The winter months can be tough on the skin. Make sure you moisturize, use sunscreen, invest in a humidifier, and stay hydrated. Following these tips can help minimize damage to your skin during winter months. Check out our website to see how we can meet your skincare needs!

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