Cooler weather Skin Care
True, we live in Florida, and we aren’t subjected to the icy temps that the Northerners are. But we do get some cold snaps here and there. Below are a few ways to combat that from affecting your skin….
You can combat the effects of cold weather by altering your skin-care routine. Here’s our best advice for keeping your skin soft and supple all winter long.
Revamp your skin-care regimen. Your basic skin-care routine should get an overhaul when the temperature outside starts to drop. Limit your time in the shower, and bathe in warm rather than hot water, since hot water can strip your skin of moisture. Use a body wash instead of bar soap, which can often be too harsh; pat, don’t rub, yourself dry; and apply a moisturizer liberally when the skin is still moist. Those of us with very dry skin may need to use a moisturizer two or three times per day.
You may also want to consider using a humidifier at night. Not only will it help your skin, it will also soothe dry throat and nasal passages. Choose the right moisturizer. Moisturizers work not by putting water into the skin, Stay vigilant with your moisturizer use. Ask us at the spa what products we can give you. With regular use these products will help repair the microscopic fissures in your skin’s barrier layer, preventing further outbreaks of itchy, winter skin. But for your face, remember to use an oil-free lotion in order to minimize clogged pores.
Protect your skin from the elements. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you’re safe from sunburn. Always apply sunscreen to exposed areas of skin, including the face, tops of ears, and backs of hands, and use a lip balm to prevent chapping. If it’s windy or you’ve been blowing your nose, it’s also a good idea to apply a balm or ointment to your nostrils.
Enjoy the upcoming cooler weather!