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6 Tips To Winterize Your Skin Care Routine

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. 

skin repair cream

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.

Apply Sunscreen 

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. 

woman outside in the winter sun

Stay Hydrated

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:

 

  • Carry a refillable water bottle with you and refill when necessary
  • Add a squeeze of fresh fruit to your water for flavor variety
  • Make water your drink of choice for meals and snack times
  • Avoid sugary beverages such as soda or energy drinks
  • Try making half of your plate fruits and vegetables, which is an easy way to incorporate extra fluid at mealtimes.
  • 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.

    female hand in the shower

    Check out all of our hydrating skin care products to keep your skin happy and healthy this winter.