How Will You Care For Your Skin This Winter?

Megan Murphy
How Will You Care For Your Skin This Winter?

How Will You Care For Your Skin This Winter?  

The elements can be tough on your skin – especially in winter. The cold, dry air can cause your skin to get itchy, dry, cracked, and irritated pretty easily. Unfortunately, things don’t get much better when you’re inside the house. The warm air from your central heating can be dry, and will suck the moisture from your skin.

Luckily, there are things you can do to take care of your skin and minimize the damage winter weather can cause. Read on to find out a few simple tips for skincare during the colder months of the year.

Get a Humidifier

If you live someplace really cold and need to run your heater a lot, investing in a humidifier can be beneficial. Run one in whichever rooms you spend the most time in (even your office) and make sure to have one in your bedroom too.

Lower the Thermostat

If getting humidifiers to combat winter dryness seems like a lot, lowering your thermostat can help. Keeping your house at between 68 and 72 degrees F can improve the climate in your home and reduce some of the dryness in the air.

Be Mindful of Hot Showers

Winter may feel like the perfect time for a hot, steamy shower – and it is. But, when it comes to your skin’s health, you may want to rethink it. A 5 to 10 minute shower with lukewarm water is much better on your skin than longer, hotter ones. This goes for baths as well.

That being said, you don’t need to avoid the comfort of a warm shower or a hot, relaxing bath all season long. Just try and limit your skin’s exposure to hot water. This goes for your hands, too!

Moisturize Frequently

Winter dryness means you need to moisturize more than usual. Always moisturize after cleansing, and use a cream-based moisturizer like Loumi Skincare’s Say Aloe! All-Day Cream. These are better in winter as opposed to lotions, which are better for summer.

Don’t forget to moisturize your hands more, too. Your face isn’t the only part of your body that gets frequently exposed to winter’s icy chill. Keep a tube of lotion in your bag or purse and feel free to use it liberally to keep your hands moist throughout the day.

Use Sunscreen

Yes, even in winter. The sun’s UV rays are powerful, and they can damage your skin even during cold, cloudy days. If the ground is snowy, it can be even worse. The snow can reflect up to 80% of the sun’s rays directly at your skin.

Before heading out, apply sunscreen with an SPF rating of 15. That should keep you well-protected.

Use Quality Skincare Products

Remember Loumi Skin Care this winter. Loumi Skincare has designed our products with your skin in mind. We use only high-quality, all natural ingredients to provide you with safe, effective skincare products that give you the results you want.

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