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5 Ways To Care For Your Skin This Winter

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5 Ways To Care For Your Skin This Winter. Five simple tips to help you take care of your skin during the cold winter months.

I can’t believe the winter season is already approaching. I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of the cold weather that the winter season brings. You would think that after living in the Northeast for several years I would be used to it by now. But nope, I’ll take hot sunny weather any day. This is the time of year when I begin to prepare for the cold winter weather ahead of us and stock up on essentials. I have two kids that have eczema and the cold winter air can wreak havoc on their skin. So today I’m sharing my top five tips for taking care of your skin this winter season.

5 Ways To Care For Your Skin This Winter

Start from within.

Healthy skin starts from within. You can start by ensuring that you’re eating a healthy diet and drinking the daily recommended amount of water to help keep your skin in top shape. I find that if I don’t drink enough water, my skin winds up looking dryer than normal. I also take a daily multi-vitamin to supplement my diet.

Limit hot baths and showers.

This one can be tough, especially on cold days when all you want to do is take a hot bath to warm up. However, too many hot baths and showers can damage the skin. The hotter the water, the faster you’ll strip your skin’s oils and dry it out. Instead, try taking a warm shower and limiting the time you spend washing up. Also, apply moisturizer once you get a out of the shower to trap in the moisture and prevent the skin from drying up.

Moisturize generously.

This step is crucial during the cold winter months. Two of my kids have eczema, and the symptoms tend to flare-up during the cold winter season. I didn’t realize that we could prevent the flare-ups, until a doctor advised us to limit their hot baths and to moisturize their skin regularly (at least two to three times per day). Regularly moisturizing the skin can help decrease dryness and in my children’s case, their eczema flare-ups. You want to choose a moisturizer that is thick and has a limited amount of ingredients. If you or someone in your family has eczema, CVS sells a great Eczema Care kit that includes a face & body wash, daily moisturizing cream, moisturizing oil and flare cream. This kit is great to have on hand during the winter season.

Protect your skin.

One of the easiest ways to protect your skin is to cover it up. During the winter season ensure that you protect your skin by layering up with hats, scarves and gloves. Hats that hang down low on the sides are great for the kids since they can also protect the side of their face. Small children have skin that is more sensitive than older children and adults, so make sure they are always protected from the cold elements.

Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that you won’t be exposed to UV rays. In fact, winter skin can be more sensitive to UV radiation and can be damaged more easily. Ensure that you continue to protect your skin by applying sunscreen everyday before you head outdoors. Don’t forget about your lips and choose a lip balm that also offers UV protection. I find that winter is when my lips are most sensitive, so I have to constantly keep them moisturized and protected.

How do you take care of your skin during the winter months? Please feel free to comment and share your tips!

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