Happy New Year
Tips for Healthy Winter Skin…
1. Invest in a Humidifier to Maximize Moisture
Using a humidifier in your home or office will add moisture to dry winter air and help keep your skin hydrated.
2. Lower the Thermostat to Avoid Dryness
When it’s chilly outside, what’s the first thing you want to do? Crank up the heat! But central heat can make the air in your house even drier. Try setting the thermostat at a cool yet comfortable setting — 68°F to 72°F.
3. Limit Shower Time and Temperature
It may be tempting to take a long, steamy shower, but your skin will be much better-served with a 5-10 minute lukewarm shower (or bath).
4. Apply Sunscreen — Even on Gray Winter Days
Don’t be fooled by darker, dreary days in winter, the sun’s harmful UV rays can permeate clouds and still cause damage so it’s just as important to be applying sunscreen in the harsh winter weather as it is in the summer!
5. Remember to Eat Right and Stay Hydrated
Sometimes when skin is very dry, it can be helped by foods or supplements that contain omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids, such as fish oil and flax seed oil. For the most part, however, it is important to help the skin moisturize from the outside.