When it’s cold outside hot showers can feel great, but they’re increasing your chances of having dry skin. That hot water is stripping your skin of its natural oils. Shorter or lukewarm showers will keep your skin ahead of the game.
Lose the Dead Skin
Dead skin is a layer between your skin and the moisture it desperately needs. Start your weekly routine with a nice apricot scrub or exfoliate (repeat another one to two times per week).
Change Your Moisturizing Routine
Your winter skin routine needs to be different from your summer routine. For your face, try a homemade coconut/honey mask once a week, or be sure to quench your skin's thirst by applying moisturizer in the morning and before bed. Body Butter can also help keep your arms, legs and midsection smooth and free from flaky dry skin.
Avoid that Winter Burn
The sun might be out for fewer hours in the winter, but your skin is still at risk of sun damage. Always remember to keep using your SPF products to protect your skin year-round! Certain products can even help protect your skin from the crisp air (ask your esthetician for recommendations).
Turn on the Humidifier
Your skin is going to be exposed to some seriously dry air outside, so give it a jumpstart! Sleeping with a humidifier will give your skin a much needed break from all the dry air...and can also help ease a stuffy nose or dry throat in the middle of the night.