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Winter Into Spring

The winter weather can take a toll on your skin. The cold, dry air can cause your skin to become itchy and irritated. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to keep your skin healthy all winter long.

Use Non-Foaming Cleansers

Foaming cleansers are great for cleansing your skin. However, they are not the best things to use during colder months. Foaming cleansers have a tendency to dry out your skin. That is why it is best to switch to a non-foaming cleanser for the winter season.

Do not Take Long Showers

Hot water has a tendency to remove moisture from the skin. You should take shorter showers in lukewarm water. If you prefer to take baths during the winter, then you may want to put essential oils or CBD oil in the winter. The oils will help moisturize your skin. They can also help you relax.

Use a Different Moisturizer

Moisturizing is one of the keys to keeping your skin healthy any time of year. You should use a creamy moisturizer in the cold because it is more effective at keeping your skin moisturized. You may also want to use sunscreen. Contrary to popular belief, sunscreen is still necessary during the winter.

Use a Humidifier

The dry air in your home can also dry out your skin. If you are using your heater, then the air may dry out even more quickly. You should use a humidifier, which will help increase the moisture in your home environment. You may also want to purchase air filters, which have the added benefit of removing pollutants from the air.

Change Your Diet

Even if you are taking good care of your skin during the winter, you still have to follow a good diet. You should try to drink eight or more cups of water per day. And definitely go for the H20 since tea, soda, and coffee have a tendency to dehydrate you.

You should also include watery foods in your diet, such as soups. Additionally, make sure that your diet includes plenty of omega 3 fatty acids. Walnuts, salmon, and flaxseeds are great sources of omega 3s.

Exfoliate Your Skin

Your skin should be exfoliated once or twice a week. This is an important part of your skincare routine to remove dead and dry skin cells. Keep in mind that you will not be able to moisturize your skin properly if there are a lot of dead cells on the surface. Therefore, exfoliating makes it easier for your skin to absorb the products that you put on it.

It also increases blood circulation, which helps increase the flow of nutrients to your skin. Furthermore, exfoliating your skin will improve its texture.

Avoid Toxins

Your skin is more sensitive during the winter months. If you have an existing skin condition, such as psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis, then your skin is even more sensitive to toxins. That is why you should avoid toxins, such as chemical-laden detergents. Irritating fabrics, such as wool, can also worsen inflammatory skin conditions.

Remove Your Makeup

If you wear makeup, then you will need to remove it before you go to bed every night. Going to bed with makeup on can lead to a variety of skin problems, such as clogged pores, acne, puffiness, and fine lines. The skin rejuvenates itself while you are sleeping. However, your skin will not be able to do this effectively if you go to sleep with makeup on.

Dress in Layers

It is important to dress in layers when you go outside. You should also wear gloves and hats. Dressing in layers will not only keep you warm, it will also protect your skin. The cold weather can also make skin conditions worse.

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About The Author

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Cary is an Oregon native with a flair for small business and healthy living. She's passionate about writing and enjoys hiking, reading, and cooking. When she isn't writing about health or business, she is playing with her rescue pitbull, Mazie. 

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