We’ve explored winter nail care and hair care but it’s also important to think about what changes you should make to your skincare routine during the colder months. Use this handy checklist to make sure your skin is as healthy as it can be this winter.
Modify Your Facial Skin-Care Regimen for the Season
One of our most powerful and best selling products in the winter is our Skin Repair Cream. Its luxurious texture provides soothing comfort and hydration that helps to smooth the skin's texture and restore suppleness. This cream is our weapon against winter’s harsh temperatures but it can also be used for skin conditions like eczema.
Lower your Thermostat
It’s tempting to crank up the thermostat but don’t do it! Heating our homes will increase the dryness in the air. The Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to the lowest comfortable temperature, which is typically 68 degrees Fahrenheit. This helps slow down heat loss for homes but also keeps harsh dry air at bay.
Invest in a Humidifier
Did you know the ideal humidity level indoors is 45%? Investing in a humidifier is one of the best ways to keep your home comfortable in the winter. Your skin, nails, and hair will thank you for the added moisture! They also help keep your home healthy. Wood floors, furniture and millwork will split and crack, paint will chip, and electronics can be damaged because of low humidity levels.
Sunscreen is important all year long. In the winter months, the ozone layer is thinner and thus our skin may be absorbing more of the ultraviolet rays. When you use sunscreen you protect yourself from sunburns and skin cancer but you are also protecting against premature aging.
We often think of warmer months when we think of dehydration but did you know it’s just as important to stay hydrated in the winter? Water makes up nearly 60% of your body weight and your body depends on water to keep it going. Here are some easy tips to stay hydrated:
A few healthy ways to increase your daily water intake include:
Limit Shower Time and Lower the Temperature
We know we know - a hot shower feels great but it could be doing your skin serious harm. A long hot shower can strip your skin of essential moisture and deplete its natural protective barrier. Try limiting your shower time to five to seven minutes and keep the temperature below 99 degrees Fahrenheit. As a trade off, treat yourself to a cozy robe to stay warm! This plush robe from Restoration Hardware certainly fits the bill.
Check out all of our hydrating skin care products to keep your skin happy and healthy this winter.