Winter takes its toll on all areas of our health and body, so here are some ways to get healthy winter skin this chilly season, as part of our Fedhealth #FamilyTime series
Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean you don’t need sunscreen. Winter rays are just as harsh on your skin as the summer sun. Apply sunscreen before leaving your house in the morning. And if you know you’re going to be outside, keep it in your bag so you can reapply throughout the day.
Hook up your humidifier in your bedroom and living area. Heaters disperse hot air which dries out your skin – humidifiers put moisture back into the air, helping your skin to stay moisturised.
Don’t peel it
If your skin is going through a super dry patch, avoid harsh face masks or peels that strip the vital oils from your skin, as you need all the oils you can get in winter. Rather opt for a light cleanser without alcohol.
Avoid the heat
We know there’s nothing better than a hot bubble bath in the chilly weather, but a scorching hot bath is not the best thing for you as it breaks down important oils from your skin. It might not be as enjoyable as a hot bath, but try a lukewarm bath – it’s better for your skin.
Don’t forget about your lips – they deserve the same love as the rest of your body. Invest in a good protective, moisturising lip balm. Apply it every night, and also in the morning under your lip colour.