Protecting Your Skin from the Harsh Weather of Winter
Winter weather can really wreak havoc on your skin. Fortunately,
there are some ways to protect your skin from the harshness of
winter. To help keep your skin feeling its best this winter, try
Lower the Thermostat
Central heating causes dry air. In fact, the more you heat your
home, the drier your home's air is likely to become. This drier air
then dries out your skin. To help lessen the effect, lower your
thermostat by a couple of degrees.
Moisturizing is important during the winter months-especially
after washing your hands and bathing as both remove your skin's
natural oils. To ensure your skin doesn't dry out, always moisturize
Limit Shower Temperature
While moisturizing your skin after showering definitely helps, it is
also important that when you shower, you don't set the water
temperature too high. Showering in very hot water washes away
more of your skin's natural oils, which can lead to dry, irritated
Get a Humidifier
Though buying a humidifier can be costly, it is a worthwhile
investment if you suffer from very dry skin in the wintertime.
Increasing your home's humidity will also help prevent your nose
from drying out, reducing your risk of nosebleeds.
There you have it. By lowering the thermostat, moisturizing,
limiting shower temperature, and getting a humidifier, your skin
should feel far less dry and irritated during the winter months.