Dry skin plagues many during the frigid months of winter. The combination of cold temperatures outside, dry air from heaters inside, and long, hot showers, can have major dehydrating effects on the skin. In order to keep your skin looking and feeling throughout the winter season, it’s important to know the proper dry skin treatment methods and practice them regularly. Use the following tips to help you retain a youthful, natural glow.
Take Shorter Showers
When it’s cold out, we understand the desire to take long, hot showers to warm up. But heat and water actually strips the natural moisturizing oils that our skin needs to stay moisturized. To prevent drying out, be sure to take brief showers with warm water, not hot. Additionally, use soaps that are moisturizing and intended for sensitive skin.
When you get out of the shower or come indoors, it is best to apply moisturizing lotion right away. This dry skin treatment will ensure your dermis replaces some of the moisture it has lost.
Due to their alcohol content, certain perfumes and colognes can cause irritation and prevent your skin from moisturizing naturally. By limiting your use of these fragrances or using dermatology-approved perfumes, you can reduce the risk of dryness.
The more water you drink, the better. Making sure you replace the water you lose over the course of a day will ensure that your body and your skin stay properly hydrated.