For so long, we’ve associated winter’s whipping winds and plummeting temperatures with inevitably dry skin. Today, SkinCenter is helping you say, “no more” to seasonally dry skin as we offer up some helpful at-home tips and tactics to stop this nuisance for good!
Tip #1: Lower the Heat When You Sleep
Winter means ice-cold temperatures, especially at night. Unfortunately, cranking up that thermostat for a warm and toasty slumber only works to dry out your skin (and your sinuses!). Try turning down the temperature of your thermostat before going to bed. Your skin – and your wallet—will thank you.
*Pro Tip: According to this article by lifehacker, keeping the thermostat below 70 degrees at night causes your body to burn more calories in your sleep AND helps you to get a better night’s sleep! Turn down that thermostat to save money, lose weight, sleep better AND stop dry skin!
Tip #2: Use a Humidifier
If you can’t control the temperature of your bedroom at night, or simply prefer a warm, toasty slumber, try setting up a humidifier somewhere in your bedroom. The humidifier will work to keep the air moist which, over time, will save your skin (and your sinuses!) from drying out.
Tip #3: Stop Taking Excessively Hot Showers
Another location to turn down the heat is in the bathroom—specifically when showering or bathing. Excessively hot showers/baths don’t only dry out your skin, they can damage the surface of the skin as well—stripping your skin of its natural oils and aggravating its protective barrier. Try taking a lukewarm shower—about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit—to save your skin from its dry woes.
Tip #4: Exfoliate Less
Exfoliation is great for your skin’s health. It works to remove dead skin cells and helps increase product absorption. However, too much of a good thing (in this case, exfoliating) can really irritate and dry your skin, especially in the wintertime.
In order to prevent yourself from overdoing it, stick to exfoliating your skin one to two times per week during winter months.
Tip #5: Avoid Harsh Products
Speaking of exfoliating during the winter— it’s a good idea to opt for gentle exfoliators that won’t trigger irritation or inflammation of the skin. SkinCenter’s host of skin experts can help you choose which of our products will work best for your individual skin type. Simply stop into our convenient Hartsdale location today!
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