How to fight dry, chapped skin this season
Skin care can get tricky in the winter. After all, outdoor activities in cold and windy weather can take a toll on your skin – skiing, snow shoeing, sledding, hot tubbing – just to name a few. Your skin is in and out of conditions guaranteed to create chapping.
How do you fully immerse yourself in the joy of winter’s wonders without ending up with stinging, tender and wind-burned skin?
Here are My 5 Top Skin Care Tips to Protect your Skin this Winter:
1. Cover as much of your skin as possible with mufflers, gloves, goggles, scarves, and ski masks.
This trick will envelope your skin in warmth and humidity which are sure ways to protect from chapping.
Be creative and try to cover as much skin as you can. Splurge and buy what you need or be inventive with scarfs, beanies and mufflers. Use functional gloves so you’re not tempted to remove them when you need a good grip.
2. Moisturize with deeply-hydrating skin creams and butters.
This is not a time of year to be fussy about the feel of moisturizer on your skin. You need a rich and occlusive product that traps moisture in your skin.
Look for ingredients like botanical oils, shea butter, glycerin, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and even lanolin if you are not allergic to wool. Apply moisturizer after every washing or showering of your skin – hands, face, arms and legs all need moisturizer after every cleansing and even in between if your skin is starting to chap.