Cold winter weather outside and indoor heating can have a big impact on your skin’s health. Many people experience dry, itchy, or red skin during the winter as their skin tries to adjust to the big temperature change. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to boost your body’s largest organ and make your skin look radiant for the spring season ahead. Here are a few tips on how to revive your skin after pushing through a cold winter.
Rejuvenate your skin after a cold winter by hydrating well, since a dryer climate will rob moisture from your body. Aim to drink at least 64 ounces of water per day to moisturize and replenish what was lost. You can also hydrate by eating foods like cucumber, zucchini, celery, and leafy greens. Aside from replenishing internal fluids, these tasty foods can give your skin much-needed vitamins and minerals.
Start Taking Cooler Showers
Everyone loves to step into a steaming hot shower, especially during the cold winter months. Even though it is tempting to take hot showers (or baths), the warm water can hurt your skin. Long exposure to hot water can strip the protective natural oils away from your body and dry it out. Once the temperature outside starts to warm up, start taking shorter and colder showers to prevent your skin from drying out and looking dull. Well-moisturized skin will look and feel much better.
Buy A Humidifier
Turning on the heat during the cold winter months takes away moisture from the air, and from your skin. Once you don’t need the heat as much, turn on a humidifier to help your skin retain more moisture. They are also a good tool to relieve dry sinuses and can even help cut down on airborne viruses.
Your skin cells will die off at a much faster rate during the winter because they are dehydrated. Exfoliating about two to three times per week is a good way to strip away old skin to make way for the new. Exfoliation will let your newer skin get the moisture and nutrients it needs while giving you a glowing and vibrant complexion.
Alongside buying a humidifier and turning down your shower temperature, moisturizing your skin with the right ingredients is a great way to breathe new life into your skin. Be sure to moisturize with damp skin for optimal effectiveness. There are a variety of moisturizers you can buy, but even a simple bottle of macadamia oil can effectively nourish irritated and dry skin.
Get Out And Exercise
After being stuck inside for the winter, you’re probably ready to get outside to start and enjoy the warmer temperatures. Dry skin across the body can be rejuvenated through physical exercise that gets the blood flowing to and around your face. This gives your skin an opportunity to replenish itself and find that natural glow.
Pick The Right Makeup
Taking care to apply the right makeup can help give your skin a jump start. While most people know a thick layer of any makeup will just cause an oily buildup, many do not know that the specific products inside your makeup can help your skin’s vitality and look. For example, those with oily skin should choose powders and mineral makeup to help revitalize their skin. People with drier skin are best served with tinted moisturizers and creamy foundations.
Give Yourself A ‘DIY Facial”
Dull and dry skin post-winter can quickly be perked up with a facial massage with an oil cleanser. Giving yourself a quick facial with an oil cleanser can help with circulation and blood flow to give your skin a chance to start and repair winter damage. Focus on making sweeping motions up around the jaw and cheeks if you are interested in revitalizing your face.
Your Consultation With Sara Yegiyants, Plastic Surgery and Skin Spa
There are a number of ways you can revive dry and dead skin after a long winter stuck inside. At Sara Yegiyantes, Plastic Surgery and Skin Spa, we can give advice and recommendations on how you can recapture your lush and vibrant complexion. Schedule a consultation with our team today if you are interested in learning more on how to perk up your skin after winter. We look forward to working with you!
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