Is it more difficult to keep your skin beautiful, clean, and healthy in the wintertime? Yes, even though you wouldn't think that would be the case. The reason this is true is because the weather has a lot to do with the condition of our skin. Winter weather is actually harder on our skin than the weather during the other seasons of the year. This article will discuss some of the simple methods you can use to make sure your skin stays healthy and supple during cold weather.
Invest in a good humidifier. This will protect your skin from the natural drying tendencies of colder weather. To make matters worse, we don't scrimp on using our heating systems - central or space - when cold weather strikes. These heater give you air that is not only hot, but dry as well, and this is very damaging for your skin. A humidifier puts moisture back into the air in your home. So, if you use a heating system and a humidifier, one balances out the other and your environment is both warm and humidified. Many people actually have more than one humidifier so that they cover all the rooms of their home. Your skin will reap the rewards of being both warm and moist if you install humidifiers in your home.
Problems with your lips are the norm during cold weather, as you no doubt know. When your lips are exposed to cold, dry conditions, they become chapped, at the very least. Make a special effort to give your lips the protection they need. Make sure to wear some form of moisturizing lip balm. If you have the habit of licking your lips, stop it immediately. Don't limit your scarf to just protecting and covering your neck. Wrap it around your lips as well. Not only will you protect your lips, but you can also cover your nose.
A moisturizer could be your best buddy when the seasons change and the weather is severe. Your skin will be more likely to become dry, or chapped, as the weather becomes colder. When the climate starts becoming frigid, the one product that will benefit you the most is an effective moisturizer.
Of course, not all moisturizers are the same. Some are oil based, others are water based. The right moisturizer for your skin should be matched with your skin type. When you skin is full of natural oils, you will need to stay away from oil based moisturizers to avoid nasty skin eruptions. If your skin is naturally dry, an oil based product should work well for you.
The method you use to take care of your skin is basically the same throughout the year.
A main concern is to have clean skin all the time. Clearing up, and avoiding, anything that causes blemishes is imperative. A regular visit to a dermatologist is a good idea to catch any potential problems when they are just starting. The weather in the different seasons, however, will make it necessary to adjust your skin care products to factor in the existing conditions. In the summer, when you are fighting oily skin, you are better off using skin care products and make-up that is water based. In the winter, when dryness is the culprit, products with an oil base are the best choice. For beautiful skin in during cold weather, always keep warmth and hydration in mind.