Taking Better Care Of Your Skin

Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter is the time of year when you try your best to cover your skin to protect it from the cold wind and dry air. It is also a time when you should change up the way you care for your skin to prevent damage. See below for some skin care tips to get through the cold winter months:

Drink Plenty Of Water

Just like in summer you should keep your skin hydrated in winter too. It's very dry in those cold weather months and it can begin to show in your skin. Drink at least 8 - 10 glasses of water daily to stay hydrated.


Be sure to exfoliate your skin to get rid of dry skin cells. Dry brush your skin daily using a boar-bristle brush. Start at the top of your body and work your way down working in small circular motions. Dry-brushing can also promote better circulation, which in turn can help tone and firm your skin.

Apply SPF

Apply SPF to your skin daily using at least SPF 30 or more. Your skin can be damaged by the suns harmful rays even in those cold months, so apply SPF daily. You can use SPF combined with moisturizer or anti-aging cream as well. 

Eat Properly

Eat enough food, but not too much or too little. Eating too much can cause breakouts and clogged pores, while under-eating can cause your skin to look haggard. Eat foods rich in vitamins and minerals and eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. A proper diet can change the look of your skin tone and can clear up your skin as well.

Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is important no matter the season, but in winter when you may feel a lack of energy most days, it can be even more important. Get at least 6 - 8 hours of sleep every night. Keep all technology out of your bedroom, close the blinds and curtains to keep all light out of the room and turn off the television to get plenty of rest. Too much sleep can be a bad thing too, so don't over-sleep. Too little or too much sleep can show up in circles and puffiness around your eyes.

Detox Your Skin

Apply a mask to detoxify your skin and even out your skin's tone and texture. Follow the manufacturer's instructions, but if it irritates your skin, cease using the product. Look for a product that is made for sensitive skin if you have sensitivity issues.

Your skin can be extra sensitive in winter months. Take good care of it to keep it hydrated, toned, and protected all winter long. Talk to your dermatology office about other helpful skin-care tips to get you through winter.