How to Protect Your Skin and Keep It Hydrated During the Winter Season

Wellness

Winter, it’s the time of year that brings along delicious hot chocolate with cozy sweaters. Unfortunately, winter is also the time of year that brings along dry skin. Our sensitive skin takes a toll when the weather gets cooler. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for cold weather, here are a few tips to help your skin battle off the dryness of this season.

Provide more moisture in your skin routine

During the winter, the moisture from your skin evaporates faster and produces less natural oil. Use a heavier moisturizer than you do in warmer seasons, as long as it is still good for your skin. One of the least expensive and most effective is petroleum jelly.

Bring out the sunscreen

It sounds strange to put sunscreen on during the winter, right? Wrong! Don’t think the sun isn’t just as dangerous, as it is in the winter.

Prevent chapped lips

Use a moisturizing lip balm throughout the day to keep your lips moisturized. Use it as part of your full moisturizing routine, but also carry some with you to reapply during the day.

Use hand lotion.

We use our hands a lot, so it’s important to take care of them. Use a heavy moisturizing cream, and apply lotion after you wash your hands if you feel that soap and water dries them out.

Use warm water

Use warm water instead of hot for showers and baths. Hot water can remove the natural oils from your skin. You should also decrease your bath or shower time. More time in the water can dehydrate your skin.

Stay hydrated

Cut down on the hot chocolate and instead, consume lots of water. In addition, consume foods with high water content. These can be found in fruits and vegetables. Keeping your body hydrated will keep your skin hydrated!

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Maha Laiq

Maha is a current high school junior from Virginia. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, catching up on binge-worthy TV shows, and spending time with her friends and family.