We may love this season for the pristine white snow and nights in front of the fire but we definitely are not fans of the toll that cold, frosty temperatures and indoor heating can take on our skin. The good news is that there are things you can do to combat winter’s firm moisture-sapping grip. Here are a few ways you can keep your skin hydrated throughout the winter season.
LIMIT SHOWER TIME AND MAKE IT WARM
Although it may be tempting to take a long, hot shower on a cold, cold day, it’s one of the greatest culprits in causing dry, winter skin. You don’t have to opt for cold showers but somewhere in between. So hop into warm shower and don’t stay longer than 10 minutes. Once you’ve gently towelled off, be sure to apply a body moisturizer to help your skin retain its moisture.
DEFY DRY SKIN AND HUMIDIFY
Heating our homes is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Unfortunately, while heating systems make our homes cozy they draw out moisture that is in the air which in turn saps moisture right out of our skin.
An easy and inexpensive fix? Opt for a humidifier in your home. It will put back that ever-needed moisture into the air and help alleviate dry, itchy skin. You can put the humidifier anywhere in your home although your bedroom is an optimal location. As you sleep, your skin drinks in all that lovely moisture ensuring its softness and suppleness.
MAKE HYALURONIC ACID YOUR FRIEND
We hear its name thrown around everywhere but with good reason. It is an ingredient that helps the skin trap in sorely-needed moisture. In fact, the molecules in Hyaluronic acid actually retain 1000 times their weight in water and more water means more moisture and ultimately, beautifully hydrated skin.
The issue? As we age, our production of this youthful agent actually decreases so its imperative to replenish our supply with a moisturizer that contains this moisture-boosting skincare essential.
A moisturizer such as HéBella Rejuvenating Cream combines both Hyaluronic Acid and Mastic Gum (which tightens and lifts) for soft, smooth and youthful looking skin.
Winter is a beautiful season and following these tips will ensure that your skin stays beautiful too. Embrace the cold and say goodbye to the dry – for good.