It’s a new year, and a time when many of us make resolutions to take better care of ourselves. But how many among us resolve to take better care of our skin? With months of winter still ahead, now is a great time to consider your skin care regimen. Cold temperatures, dry air (both indoors and out), and harsh winds all conspire to steal moisture from our skin leaving it depleted and dry.
The main component of healthy winter skin is keeping it moisturized. Of course lotion plays a big role here, but not just any old lotion will do. Alcohol and petroleum are actually very drying, so be sure to read the ingredients while choosing the right lotion for your skin type. A long, hot shower or bath seems so inviting when it’s cold, but both are actually damaging to the skin. Lukewarm water is best. Also inviting in winter are warm beverages such as tea and hot chocolate, but it’s important to drink your 8-10 oz of water daily to help hydrate your skin. For other tips on how to best care for your skin at home, visit https://www.bewell.com/blog/12-tips-to-keep-skin-soft-and-glowing-in-winter/.
If you are looking for professional help to treat your winter skin, there are several local spas willing to help. Here are a few of our favorites: