Who doesn't love winter? The snow, winter break from school, holidays and the time
spent indoors hanging out with friends and family. Doesn’t get much better than
that, right? Well, besides dry, winter skin. Whether we like it or not, the cold
temperatures and time spent indoors absorbing the air from the heater can give your
skin that itchy, flaking feeling.
Itchy, dry skin is enough to make any girl crawl under a rock! During winter, the
lack of humidity causes the air to be super dry. Combine that with the dry heat
in your house and school, and you're having nightmares about your skin literally
Here are some awesome tips to help prevent dry winter skin:
Take fewer showers or baths. If you're
the kind of girl who likes to shower twice a day, whether it’s a personal preference
or because of sports, try to take only one a day before you go to bed and limit
your time to 5 to 10 minutes. Use warm water because hot water dries your skin out!
When you get out of the shower, pat yourself dry so you don't over-dry your skin.
Use moisturizer after you shower or bathe. This will replenish your dry skin. Keep yourself covered at school and
work. Carry a small bottle of moisturizer in your purse or book bag. This will be
a quick fix for chapped cheeks or hands while you're at school or work. Use makeup with built-in moisturizers.
Beyond giving your skin a fresh look, you will keep your skin from drying out under
your makeup. Keep
those puckers moist. Apply a lip balm at night before you go to bed. During the
day, keep your lips safe from the sun and cold with a moisturizing lip gloss. Use a loofah in the shower. This will
scrub off dry, winter skin, but only use it once a week.
Water is your friend. Drink lots of
water. You'll keep your skin hydrated from the inside and keep your body healthy,
If you have zit-prone skin, use a lighter moisturizer. If your skin is especially
dry, scaly, hot or itchy, ask your parents to take you to a dermatologist.
Remember to moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE! Try out these tips to prevent dry
winter skin, and you'll be sure to have beautiful, glowing skin all winter!
Find out how to prevent dry winter skin with tips from BeingGirl.