The cold and dry air of winter can be very damaging to the skin. It strips the skin of its moisture, making it vulnerable to cracks, dryness, and chapping. Here is your step-by-step plan to fix dry skin during winter.
It is natural to take a hot shower to keep you warm. However, hot water can increase the rate of evaporation of the natural skin moisture. It is best to shower using lukewarm water and to keep the shower session no longer than 10 minutes.
Apply a moisturizer with a thicker consistency. This will help seal the moisturizers into cracked and dry skin. Use salves and balms that contain lanolin, silicone, natural oils, or petrolatum.
Replace your ordinary makeup with one that contains hydrators. These are products that contain vitamin E and/or glycerin.
Limit the frequency of washing the face to once a day. Do this right before going to bed. It will help you avoid stripping your facial skin of its natural oils. Finish it off by applying the right kind of moisturizer.
Invest in a good humidifier for your bedroom. This will keep the moisture levels in your room within normal levels. This can keep your skin hydrated during the winter.