Winter starts in December, and cold weather is no joke.
The months of January through about March can be very difficult for your skin. The good news is, there are things you can do to ensure that while everyone else’s skin is drying out and suffering in the cold, yours is having the best season ever. In the next few blogs, we are going to tell you about some little things you can do that will make a big difference.
Back off the exfoliation
While you should exfoliate regularly, if your skin starts to get dry and flaky (as can be very common in the winter), you should back off. You should eliminate harsh peeling agents altogether. Your skin needs its natural barrier to get through the winter. If you use an acid exfoliator, try something more gentle.
Make sure your moisturizer works for you
Don’t automatically use heavier moisturizer in the winter. Instead, ensure that your moisturizer really gets into your skin and hydrates it. As long as it does that, you should be good to go. Keep in mind that if you have acne-prone skin, you need to avoid formulas based on petroleum or oil.
Integrate more fish into your diet
Omega-3 fatty acids help keep your skin supple, allowing it to stand up to winter’s harshness. Make a few changes to your diet to include more fish. If you can’t eat fish, it is worth it to take fish oil capsules. And while you add in more fish, do your best to eliminate coffee, alcohol, and sugary foods. They dehydrate and inflame your body, making it harder for your skin to cope with winter’s harsh conditions.
Invest in a humidifier
Things get very dry in the winter, especially in workplaces. Most heating systems don’t include humidifiers, so it’s worth investing in your own. While it’s optimal to have your environment to have a 50 percent humidity level, we know that isn’t always possible. Generally any humidity will be very helpful for your skin.
Winter is the perfect time to give your skin some extra TLC, and we are the team to do it. Our facial rejuvenation and massage therapy can be especially wonderful when the air is icy and the snow is flying. We have the know-how to recognize what your skin needs, and we can guide you on how to ensure this is a great winter for your face.
Contact us for an appointment in Nashville and beyond – and don’t forget to moisturize your hands and feet!