7 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy During the Winter Months

  • Never forget to apply sunscreen. The sun is damaging to your skin year-round. Apply a product with an SPF of at least 30.
  • Don’t over-clean yourself. Soap and hot water strip natural oils from the skin. Also, be sure to apply a thick layer of moisturizer after your bath or shower to lock in moisture.
  • Sleep with a humidifier. Not only do they create a soothing noise for you to doze off to, but they also prevent winter months dry skin problems.
  • Moisturize from the inside out! Your diet is a key factor in keeping your skin look fresh and healthy. Adding foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can improve the condition of your skin tremendously. A few examples of these foods include salmon, walnuts, olive oil, soybeans, and ground flaxseeds. You can also reap the same benefits by simply taking a fish oil supplement.
  • It may be cooler outside, but don’t forget to hydrate. Drinking water is not a cure for dry skin, but it certainly helps to maintain skin’s optimum health.
  • Moisturize correctly. After bathing, pat your skin with a towel so that it is left slightly damp, and then immediately apply your lotion or body oil of choice.
  • Pucker up! Remember to also give your lips some extra attention during the winter. Lip exfoliating treatments and lip balms can help you to achieve a fresher lip to compliment the rest of your hydrated skin.

By Sarah Turner

Photography courtesy of www.sheknows.com

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