The cold and chilly weather is a great time to cuddle up with a good book. Read it beside the warm fireplace and sip on a steamy cup of hot cocoa. For some people, this may not be possible. Many people still need to go out or to go to work and brave the cold.
If you are one of those people who need to go out into the cold weather, you must arm yourself with ample protection from the cold. You must protect yourself from freezing by piling on many layers of warm clothes. You must also protect your skin as cold weather can make your skin dry and cracked. Here are some great skin care products to have or use if you must go out in this very cold weather.
Put on Some Extra Thick Moisturizer
The cold weather is the perfect time to layer your clothes on really thick. It is also a great time to use as much moisturizer on your skin as possible. Use a thick cream moisturizer instead of the gel kind. Replace lotions with a body butter or some thick essential oil. These products, despite being thick should absorb easily on your skin during this cold weather.
Make sure to moisturize more frequently throughout the day. If you usually moisturize only during the morning, take it up a notch and apply your moisturizer again after lunch and before you sleep. Keep a handy sized moisturizer in your bag to hydrate your skin wherever you go.
Lip Balm to Prevent Chapped Lips
A coat of lip balm on your lips will keep the moisture locked in and prevent the cold weather from drying out your lips. When your lips keep on drying out, it may become chapped or cracked. These tiny cracks on your lips could feel inflamed and painful.
Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
Just because the sun is hiding behind the clouds during the cold months doesn’t mean they cannot harm your skin with its UVA and UVB rays. Apply some sunscreen and focus especially on the exposed skin such as your face, hands, and ears. Sunscreen on your face also helps protect your eyes from premature aging. Wear huge sunglasses to get added protection for your eyes.
Use Non-Foaming Cleansers When Washing
Foaming cleansers and soaps may leave your skin dryer during the cold weather. Switch to a non-foaming cleanser during the cold months to avoid that dry, tight feeling on your skin. Your cleanser does not have to lather in order to be effective at cleaning.
Avoid Taking Steamy Showers
You’ll want to keep moisture in as much as possible so you should stick to warm water for your bath and shower. Steamy hot water may strip your skin of its natural oils making it feel dry. Add the cold weather into the mix and your skin could become feel really tight and dry.
Eat Nutritious Food and Drink Plenty of Water
Keep skin healthy and hydrated by drinking plenty of water and eating nutritious food. Food such as fruits and vegetables will naturally help make your skin look radiant even during the cold weather.
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