The Importance of Hydrated Skin During Winter Weather

We all know that when its cold outside, we like to bundle up with many layers and stay as warm as we can.  The limited hours of daylight makes us spend more time in the house and this can result in a lack of moisture absorption in the air as well as a lack of Vitamin D that we would get from direct sunlight.

Our homes are dry and dusty and this wreaks havoc on our skin.  Here are some tips to help bring moisture back into your skin as well as help you retain the moisture that you have.

  1. Refrain from taking very hot, long showers. Keep your shower water temperature to warm and limit your showers to 5-7 minutes.
  2. Try to use mild cleansers that contain a moisture component like shea butter or coca butter. Stay away from cleansers that contain perfumes or alcohol
  3. Apply moisturizer to your body immediately after a shower while your body is damp. This helps keep your moisture in.
  4. Use a humidifier at night to retain moisture in the air.