Glowing skin is always in. Just love that saying and it is true. Who doesn’t want glowing skin every day? All sorts of lotions and potions are available to us, but let’s look at some ways to hydrate skin naturally. Yes, there are little things that we can do, along with our lotions and potions, that can keep skin hydrated and glowing.
It is always nice when we can tweak little things in our lives that can make a difference. Our skin is our largest organ. So let’s look at easy ways we can make a difference.
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How To Hydrate Skin Naturally This Winter
That’s right, we can do some things to counteract the cold and wind to moisturize our skin naturally. Even if you moisturize like crazy in the winter some things can make your moisturizers work more effectively. Yes, some little habits can give you that glowing skin that everyone loves oh so much.
What Causes Dry Skin In Winter
If you notice that your skin changes a bit once winter weather comes around, you are not alone. The cold air, dry indoor heat, lower humidity levels, and winter winds all play a factor in why our skin is not as happy as usual.
Dry skin can vary from person to person. It could just be that you notice a few more fine lines and wrinkles or it could be that your skin becomes so dry that it is is itchy and flakey. Sometimes you will even see some red patches. Never fear because there are some things that you can do along with the right moisturizers so that you can rejuvenate your skin in winter.
5 Tips To Naturally Moisturize Skin This Winter
Winter dry skin does not have to be a part of your life. With a few adjustments to your daily routine and using the right types of products, you can keep your skin looking healthy, soft, and vibrant all winter long. It is possible to hydrate skin naturally.
Here are a few tips to consider to help amplify the health of your skin this winter.
Stay Hydrated – Drink Your Water
Water, water, and more water. I know everyone gets so tired of hearing that they need to drink enough water daily. If you google how much you should drink you get so many different answers. How much depends upon many factors like how much you weigh, how active you are, and what climate you are in. Harvard Health talks about all of the other bodily functions that water aid with.
Don’t like plain old water? Add some lemon, lime, orange, or other fruit to it to give it a little flavor. Up your intake of food that is high in water. Here’s a list and I bet that you can easily incorporate at least one or two of them into your diet.
I like to measure my water out in a pitcher every morning. Since I work from home I whittle away at it all day long. If I am out and about I will put water from my pitcher into a stainless steel cup or bottle and take it along with me. Every sip counts when you are trying to hydrate your skin naturally.
Turn Down The Temperature
Who doesn’t love a good long hot shower or soak in the tub? I know I do. However, water that is too hot can be drying to the skin, especially in the winter. It is better to have a warm shower or bath.
Shut the bathroom door to keep all of that steam in. That’s humidity. Switch up to a gentler soap or bath oil. When you get out of your shower gently blot or wipe your skin dry. Better yet, put a bathrobe on and let it soak up some of the moisture for you so that you aren’t rubbing your skin.
Moisturize Immediately After Your Shower Or Bath
Any time you wash your body, face, or hands it’s time for a little moisture. It’s an easy part of our routine when we get out of the shower or when we are getting ready for bed.
So that you don’t forget your hands throughout the day it is good to have small travel-size hand lotions scattered about. Think about putting one in your car console, in your desk drawer, in a kitchen drawer, and don’t forget next to your bed. The best thing to do before falling asleep is to put on lip and hand moisturizer.
Moisturizers that work well for dry skin in the winter are:
- CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. This product was developed by dermatologists. I know that it is what my dermatologist always recommends. It is a thick cream that includes hyaluronic acid and ceramides which help hydrate the skin and protect your moisture barrier.
- Kiehl’s Deluxe Hand and Body Lotion. Kiehl’s has been around since 1851 and their products always keep evolving. It is a lightweight cream that smells wonderful and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. Their products are paraben-free. They also make a great facial cream that provides 24-hour moisture if you are not into reapplying.
- Nivea Creme Body, Face, and Hand Moisturizing Cream. This cream formulation is known for its intensive hydration and works great on rough spots like elbows and knees. Its effectiveness is attributed to the addition of Provitamin B5.
Use A Humidifier
Plug in a humidifier. You can easily check your home’s humidity levels with a hygrometer so that you can see how dry your home’s air actually is. The hygrometer will also keep up with the room temperature for you as well so that you have a good balance.
It is essential to have enough humidity in the air when you sleep. I keep this small humidifier on my nightstand and use it every night during the winter. Propping it up a little on one side so that the moisture is coming at me versus going straight up in the air. During the day I move it to my desk to keep that area at an optimal level too.
This is a great portable humidifier that will take care of a larger room. We keep it going around the clock so that the air stays at a good humidity level at all times. The cats appreciate it so that they don’t have static in their fur when we pet them.
Apply Sunscreen & Lip Balm Daily
Yes to sunscreen 365 days a year. Just because the weather is cold doesn’t mean the sun’s harmful rays aren’t out. If you are out in the snow the reflection can make it bounce off and you get a lot more sun than you realize. The American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30.
The skin on our lips is quite thin and sensitive so make sure that you always keep them protected as well. That means reapplying several times a day. If you get really dry, cracked lips they can benefit from a good sugar scrub. This sugar scrub will leave your lips so smooth and soft.
Gloves are not just for the great outdoors. Remember to put rubber gloves on when you are doing household chores to protect against cleaning chemicals and water exposure when you are doing dishes. I really like this pair of gloves because they come in sizes and they are latex free.
Thanks, Let’s Keep In Touch
Thanks so much for stopping by. Hopefully, I have helped you with a few things that you can tweak in your routine to hydrate your skin naturally. It is so good for our bodies to moisturize our skin naturally. Let me know if there is something new you will do this winter to keep your skin hydrated and glowing. Please drop a comment below. I love to hear from readers.
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