When the winter times rolls around it becomes increasingly evident that our skin begins to change. The winds seem to be more penetrating and even though there is more precipitation in the air it seems to become even drier. The problem stems from more than just the cold temperatures as some people may think. When the weather is cold we tend to spend more time in those hot soothing showers, our offices where we work increase the amount of conditioned air circulation, and the soaps we use can also be contributing to drying out our skin.
The good news is that once you recognize the problem the solution is not that far away. The obvious answer to extra dry skin is to moisturize but many people do not know how to choose the right moisturizer for themselves. Without the right moisturizer to replenish the skin you may not be helping your problem at all. You may think that you’re already moisturizing, but according to WebMD, there are certain things that need to change with your winter skin care treatment,
You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer. But as weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine. … Moisturizer that’s oil-based … will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than cream or lotion.
We all need to moisturize every day regardless of the time of year or the current weather conditions but we need to really step up the process during those extremely cold and dry winter months. Choosing the right type of moisturizer is a very important step. However, there are other things that we can do to keep our skin fresh and moisture balanced in the wintertime.