Winter weather often brings flaky, itchy skin that cries out for hydration. You should not have to settle for dry skin just because the days are getting shorter, and with theright body care regimen, you won't. By making a few simple adjustments to your nighttime routine, you can rehydrate your skin, feel more comfortable , and make the most of the season's celebrations. Check out our suggestions below:
🔥 Don't overheat your home: Home heating systems can dry out the air, which leads to drier skin. If your dry skin bothers you, turn your thermostat down to the lowest temperature you find comfortable.
💧 Get a humidifier: Both warm-mist and cool-mist humidifiers will add moisture back into the air and keep skin from becoming too thirsty.
🐟 Eat more fish: Moisturize from the inside out by consuming more omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, chia seeds, and walnuts, among other foods.
🛀🏾 Add oil to your bath to make it more hydrating: If fragrances irritate your skin, though, choose an unscented formula.
🧴 Use a heavier moisturizer: A thick, creamy moisturizer will protect the skin barrier more effectively than a thin, summer-weight one. Consider using dermatology-grade brands like SkinCeuticals, EltaMD, or SkinMedica, which we carry in our offices.
If you're curious about how to customize your morning routine for dry, winter skin, check out our latest blog post HERE