With the end of winter in sight and the weather changing once again, skin becomes dry. Here are a few easy tips to keep your skin from feeling like it could crack.
First things first, make sure you keep hand cream with you at all times. Winter tends to make hands really dry, and having hand cream stashed everywhere will help prevent dry skin from happening. Aveeno is the best for your hands, and it’s only $4 at CVS.
The second most important thing to remember is not to wash your face more than once every day. Washing dries out your face to begin with in order to get rid of excess oil. But during the winter it just causes your face to be over-dry.
It is also important to buy a body wash that isn’t harsh on your skin. Any moisturizing body wash will help keep your skin from drying up after the shower. Also, don’t take super-hot showers; take a warm shower or your skin will dry out.
As soon as you get out of the shower, apply moisturizer. It is the best time to do it because the moisturizer soaks right into your freshly-washed skin. Jergens Natural Glow lotion is my personal favorite because not only does it moisturize, but it adds a natural bronze color, too (CVS $1.22).
If your skin is still dry, maybe it’s because of the retinol in your diet. Retinol causes skin to be dry and flakey; it also causes irritation. If taking retinol is a must then take it once every other night to reduce the dryness of your skin.
Also, don’t forget to apply moisturizing serum to your cuticles. Even if your hands feel perfectly moisturized, your cuticles may not be. Pay extra attention to them.
Wearing gloves during the winter will pay off in the spring months. Your skin will be more soft and radiant when it comes time to reveal it.
So, if you’re suffering from dry winter skin, use some of these tips. They work, and you’ll be happy with your new, softer skin.
Taylor Hassa may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org