Winter Skin Relief
Harsh winds, cold weather, and dry air means two things: it’s winter and your skin is losing moisture. Winter skin is a real issue but there are ways to combat the itchy, flaky and dry sensation.
Moisturizing after showering or washing your hands will help rehydrate the essential oils lost during the cleansing process. Apply thicker moisturizer during the winter and moisturize multiple times a day.
Closed windows and heat equal lower humidity and dry air. Use a humidifier, especially at night while you sleep, to bring some moisture back in the air and revitalize your skin.
As a disclaimer, drinking gallons of water will not thoroughly hydrate your skin. Drinking water helps your overall body health and rehydrate you if you are dehydrated. Ideally, you should aim to drink 11-15 cups of water a day, contrary to the common 8 glasses (64oz total) a day rule.
Sunscreen is not just for those hot summer days on the river. Wearing sunscreen even in the winter, not only applies another layer of protection from the chilly air, but winter sun can still cause long-term skin damage. Use sunscreen with at least 30 SPF.
5. Limit super-hot or long showers
Skip the super-hot extended showers and opt for a lukewarm temperature. Hot water can dry out your skin and lead to skin irritation.
Keeping these facts in mind can help you survive the winter season with minimal discomfort.