Winter can be very unkind to our skin. It’s harsh, cold, and the air is dry enough to cause our skin to lose moisture. You may feel defeated when it comes to keeping your skin moisturized during these colder months and may even think that there’s nothing you can do to prevent it, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. We know and share your struggles, so we thought we would provide you with some advice on how you can combat dry skin this year.
Avoid long, hot showers. We know, we know! Hot showers just sound so perfect when it’s cold out. However, hot water tends to dry our skin out faster than warm or cold water. It is best to keep our showers on the warm side rather than the hot side, and even better if you cut down on your time in the shower altogether.
Moisturize immediately after you shower. Applying your lotion while your skin is still damp allows it to work deeper into the skin than it would when it is completely dry. Keep your lotion near your bathtub or shower so that it’s easily accessible after you get out.
Try to moisturize overnight. Gloves and socks should be worn outside to protect your skin from the cold, rain, and snow, but they can help you lock moisture in your skin too. You simply need to apply your lotion on your hands and feet at night, then wear a pair of cotton socks and gloves over them until the morning. You’ll wake up with your skin feeling soft and supple.
Exfoliate and apply your serums! Moisturizer can help the keep the skin from drying out, but sometimes it just isn’t enough and while your everyday routine is important, it becomes even more crucial during the winter. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells that would flake off otherwise during the winter (just don’t over exfoliate, two times a week is plenty). Applying your serums immediately after washing our face allows your skin to absorb them more deeply AND prepare your skin for your moisturizer. This allows for your skin to receive the maximum benefits that your moisturizer and serums can provide you. Luxiny has the top of the line Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum that helps keep your skin hydrated, even through the difficult weather.
Hydrate from the inside out. This route won’t have immediate results like topicals treatments and lotions, but it does go a long way when it comes to keeping your skin looking healthy. Most of our body is made up of water, so it only makes sense that staying hydrated internally will keep all our cells healthy, including our skin cells.
Use a humidifier. Once we start turning the heat on in our homes, the moisture in the air evaporates. This can cause your skin to become dry, itchy and cracked. Using a humidifier moisture back into the air and will help prevent this from taking place.
These are just a few suggestions that we have that can help you keep your skin moisturized this winter. It’s a tough battle, but with the help of Luxiny’s products, it’s one you can win. Visit our website to find out more!