The winter months can do a lot more damage to your skin than you may realize.
Every time you go out into the cold, the cold air and the wind are working to dry your skin out and make it chapped. Things do not get much better when you go inside your home, office or any other place. Most places during the winter have their heat turned up so that the air is very dry, causing your skin to dry even more and become cracked. This leaves you, as the warmer weather of spring approaches, with less than optimal skin conditions. It is time for you to get your skin ready for spring by taking a few simple steps:
- Get Rid of Dead, Dry Skin – Now is a good time for you to go to work on getting rid of those layers of dead, dry skin that have been building up in the winter. You can use a gentle scrub to help exfoliate away those dead skin cells and leave your face and body feeling new and refreshed.
- Moisturizing is Important – Just as getting rid of the dry skin is important, you also want to make sure that you are properly moisturizing your skin after you exfoliate. This is going to help to soften your skin and keep it healthy. Use a natural moisturizer that does not make use of chemicals and additives that can be harmful to you each day to help keep your skin feeling great. You may want to give special attention to your face and hands, since they get the most exposure to the cold air in the winter.
- Prepare for Warmer Temps – With the spring months is exposure to more sunshine hours. While the warm weather is going to feel great, you also want to make sure you are protecting your skin from the sun along the way. Now is a good time to start using a body lotion or moisturizer that makes use of some type of sunscreen so you have the proper protection.
Just by following these few simple hints you will find that your skin will benefit greatly. You will be able to get rid of the dry, itchy skin that plagues you in the winter and have the smooth, soft skin all over your body that you will be happy to bring out into the sun when spring arrives.