As fun as winter can be, its arrival each year presents a new set of challenges. Icy roads, snow removal and cold days can make everybody a little stressed out, and your skin, too, may be experiencing its own challenges.
While it’s not necessarily easy to maintain well-hydrated skin all year long, it becomes especially tricky in the winter. Your skin is continuously moving from one extreme temperature to another, which can cause flaking, drying and other annoying skin conditions. Here are some tips about how to keep your skin happy and healthy in the winter:
1. Hydrate and humidify
A couple of small changes in your home and lifestyle during the winter months will help ensure your skin remains moisturized and hydrated throughout the season. Cooler weather typically means an increased consumption of hot drinks, like cocoa and coffee. This can quickly cause our bodies to dehydrate, which can affect your skin. Stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water throughout the day. You’ll also want to consider adding a humidifier to your bedroom, which will add moisture to the dry winter air and, in turn, keep your skin hydrated while you sleep.
2. Choose cosmetic treatments in the winter instead of summer
Skincare experts agree that undergoing cosmetic treatments during the winter is a particularly smart choice. For several skincare treatments, such as chemical peels or laser treatments, it’s often recommended to avoid direct UV sun exposure in the short ‘recovery’ period after the procedure.
Since UV rays are not as strong in the winter, your short recovery period will be even shorter, with minimal risk of sun exposure. Choosing cosmetic treatments in the winter also helps ensure that you’ll have the maximum results by the time summer rolls around.
3. Use products that compliment your treatment
There are several at-home methods that will help you achieve well-hydrated, smooth and glowing skin, especially if you are in-between cosmetic treatments. To start, you should find skincare products that will provide you with optimum cleansing, exfoliation and moisturizing power.
You may also want to consider reducing the amount of long hot showers or hot baths you take throughout the winter. That sounds odd when it’s cold outside, but hot showers can cause additional dryness to the skin. By keeping your showers and baths at a warm temperature with a restricted time limit, you’ll reduce the drying effect they may have.
If you’re struggling with your skin this winter, reach out to the experts of SeaMist MedSpa in Rhode Island. We can recommend treatments and products that will hydrate and enhance your skin throughout the winter, from Juvederm fillers to laser treatment. Call 401-622-0193 today to schedule a consultation.