Even if the weather outside is frightful, your skin doesn’t have to be! With the proper care, your skin could look just as good as it did during summer or spring. The number one concern during winter is banishing dry skin. Even if you’re not prone to it, the cold weather can destroy your skin’s balance and you may end up with flaky and unsightly skin.

Take a look below and find out how to have smooth and youthful looking skin even in the coldest of weathers:

Tip #1: Moisturizing Creams Are Your No. 1 Friend

We all tend to “fall in love” with a lotion or cream that seems to work wonders for our skin. But if your love affair with such a product started during spring or summer, it’s time to leave that lotion behind. During winter, you need something that hydrates profusely; lotions simply don’t cut it anymore, so you need to switch to heavy-duty, dense creams.

Also, remember to use your moisturizer at least twice a day: in the morning and in the evening. Before going to be, you can even use leave-on skin treatments that hydrate more than your usual cream.

Tip #2: Don’t Forget about Sunscreen

No, sunscreen is not just needed during summer. Whenever your skin is exposed to daylight, you can be harmed by UV radiations. So make sure to use a day cream that has at least 20 SPF or add your sunscreen separately.

Tip #3: Long Hot Baths Dry up Your Skin

There are few things that feel better than a hot bath after being in the cold weather outside, but your skin doesn’t agree. Hot water is dry skin’s worst enemy, so try to cut them to a minimum. Substitute them with short showers and use cooler water – your skin will thank you! And, of course, don’t forget to moisturize your skin after every bath or shower.

Tip #4: Don’t Forget about Your Lips, Hands and Feet

Our lips are the first to feel the cold outside, so make sure you always have your chap stick with you. Reapply every two hours and after every meal or snack. To keep your hands looking great, apply moisturizing cream whenever you leave the house and wear gloves as often as possible. For your feet – it’s time to give up the summer minty and cooling lotion and move to something more hydrating (as you did for your face).

 

What about you? How do you keep your skin looking great during the cold season? Share your thoughts with our readers in the comment section below.

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