Winter Skin Care
It's no secret that winter can be harsh on your skin. You would most likely prefer to enjoy winter for its beauty and fun rather than be hiding behind your dry skin. If you have dry knuckles, chapped or cracked lips, or flaky skin, take note of these tips we've outlined to help maintain your skin's moisture during the dryer months so you can get out there and enjoy the beautiful snowy weather!

1. Stay Hydrated!


Hydration is always the base of healthy skin. Make sure you’re drinking your daily H2O and that’ll improve not only the moisture that’s in your skin, but it’ll help settle down any breakouts, help with wrinkles, dark spots, and many other skin problems. According to the World Health Organization, the average daily water intake would be 6-8 (tall) glasses per day (somewhere between 2-16 litres per day). Some adults may need more or less water depending on stress levels, climate and temperature, body weight, exercise, and overall health.

 

2. SPF

Yes, even in the wintertime, you should be applying lotions that contain SPF. That doesn’t necessarily mean to apply the same sunscreen you would have used in the summer months, but there are many moisturizing cream or lotion options that do contain SPF. In the wintertime, UVB rays are more at bay, but UVA rays can still damage your skin. Snow also reflects the effects of the UVA rays directly at you, which can cause sunburns and sun damage to your skin. Sun exposure in the snow can be to the same degree as sun exposure at the beach on a sunny day. SPF is your friend all year round! 

Here are some options for year round moisturizers with SPF:

Neutrogena Face Sunscreen SPF 60
Avene Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Cream SPF 25
Avene Mineral Fluid SPF 50+

 

3. Switch from Lotion to Cream

If you find your skin care routine isn’t enough and you’re having to apply more lotion throughout the day, try switching from a lotion to a cream! Creams have a heavier base and will keep your skin moisturized for a longer period of time.

Avene Revitalizing Nourishing Cream
Glysomed Fragrance Free Hand Cream

 

4. Lip Care

Lip care in the winter is important (especially for those who lick their lips!) What if I told you that the awful red, painful, dry skin you get around your lips is preventable? Not all lip balms are the same, you should look for one that has SPF and nourishing vitamins, like vitamin E. We’ve outlined a few good options below. 

Blistex Deep Moisture Renewal Sunscreen Lip Protectant
Nivea Sun Caring 24H Moisture Lip Balm SPF 30, Duo Pack

 

Sources:
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/skincare/a13700536/winter-skin-tips-from-a-dermatologist/
https://www.kinesysactive.ca/blogs/the-spf-blog/why-sunscreen-is-essential-in-winter

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