Winter brings many wonderful things, such as time spending celebrating the holidays with your friends and family, long nights curled up, and fun planning in the snow. However, the winter weather can also do a good deal of damage to your delicate facial skin. Cold, dry air can dehydrate your skin as well as cause rashes and other problems. Indoor heating also can make your skin more dry, rough, and delicate, whether it’s traditional heating or from a fireplace. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to protect your skin during the harsh winter weather, so you’ll look great throughout the season.
Hydrate Your Skin Regularly
The cold dry air outside is only matched by the hot dry air inside for most people during the winter. Therefore, the most important thing you can do during the winter is to add another level of hydration to your usual skincare regimen. The easiest way to do this is to add a thicker, heavier moisturizer during the nighttime when it has the greatest opportunity to penetrate your skin, and when no one will see if your skin looks shiny or greasy. Many people find that petroleum jelly is an effective and cost-efficient way to add extra moisture at night.
Stay Away From Harsh Chemicals
Since your skin is more delicate during the winter, it’s essential that you avoid making it even more sensitive. You can do this by staying away from harsh chemicals, additives, and other ingredients that may irritate your skin. You can avoid many problems by using hypoallergenic cosmetics from a reputable company like Belle Toi Cosmetics. This can cut down on the number of reactions and possible rashes that you may encounter during the winter.
Keep Using Sunscreen
One of the easiest mistakes to make when dealing with winter weather is forgetting to use sunscreen. Since you’re not laying on the beach or sweating in the heat, it’s easy to forget that you still need constant sun protection. Winter sun can be just as damaging as summer sun, and when the sun reflects off of snow, it may be even worse. Almost all types of aging are directly caused by sun damage, so don’t skip a single day of wearing sun protection. Wear at least 30 SPF every day and add sunglasses to protect your eyes.