Managing Dry Skin in the Fall and Winter
Keeping your skin hydrated and fresh during the colder months can feel like fighting an uphill battle. Here are a few tips from Barba Skin Clinic to help you win:
You always moisturize your face, but during the winter you’ll need to step it up. Depending on your skin type and how dry it is prone to getting, you may need to apply moisturizer more often, or pick out a product that packs a little more punch. Make sure you’re choosing a moisturizer that won’t clog your pores!
Use a Humidifier
Even though they take up space, these units can be extremely helpful for keeping your skin from cracking when it’s coldest. Stick one in your room at night to rehydrate your skin while you sleep. You’ll wake up feeling much better.
Use Makeup Removing Cream
Switch out your makeup removing towelettes for a cream. These creams tend to have oils in them that will help you face retain moisture. As always, make sure your careful with the types of oils in your products, and always choose creams and ointments that are noncomedogenic.
Many people forget about their lips regardless of the season. During the fall and winter, make sure to keep chapstick or other lip balm on hand at all times. Grabbing a product that has sunscreen in it is also a good idea — especially if you live in Miami! Even during the dead of winter, the sun can cause damage to your skin.
Your mother’s remedy might be a good choice for elbows, knees, and feet when they get really dry. Rub this thick paste on cracked and dry areas where you aren’t worried about getting pimples. This can be a good idea to do at night; you can slide on some socks over the Vaseline to give your feet the moisturizing the so desperately need.
Take Cooler Showers
This might be the last thing you want to do in the winter, but the hot water in your shower strips away oils from you skin better and faster than warm water. Take the temperature down a couple of degrees to help you skin retain the oils that will keep it looking and feeling fresh and long all winter long.
Get Professional Help
If you’re still battling dry skin, it may be time to see an expert. Barba Skin Clinic has a number or treatment options available and appointments can be made online or by phone at 305-576-1133. Request more information by filling out our contact form.