Winter Skin Prep- What You Should Know

Just because winter is around the corner, it does not mean that you will have to cut back on skin care, as it will require the same if not even more care. During winter you will face similar problems as if it were summer, and even more. You will have to deal with cold issues and what it could do to your skin. Moreover, you will have to watch out for which kinds of products you can use during the extreme colds.

Changing of the seasons is also very stressful for skin and body in general, and it should also be taken into account as it will affect what you will have to do in order to protect your skin. However, be careful not to neglect that even the difference between outdoor and indoor temperatures can affect your skin, and usually not in a good way.

Hydration
When winter rolls in it is essential that you switch from using skin lotions to using skin creams, and to keep your skin moisturized at all times, otherwise you will run the risk of flaking and skin damage. Cream is better in the cold weather because it offers more moisture than lotion can, and it also provides a strong oily barrier in reducing water loss.

You should pay extra attention when going out at night as it will be colder and harsher for your skin; you should definitely use proper and even extra protection. Skin creams are great at night as they are richer with oily contents that will help your skin stay hydrated and well protected for longer.

Regulate showers
As weird as it may sound but longer and warmer showers and baths are actually not at all good for you skin in the long run as it will leave you skin crying out for more moisture. It is better to have shorter and lukewarm showers, and to immediately apply a thick layer of moisturizer. This way you will make sure that your skin will stay softer and moisturized even during the harshest of winter weather.

Sunscreen even during the winter
It is important to know that even during the winter days it is possible to get sunburn which can lead a trace of damage on your skin. Moreover, during winter it is possible to get more sunburn than in summer as your skin will be more susceptible to skin damage and it is imperative that you use sunscreen if you are planning to stay out in the open and on the sun for longer periods of time.

Furthermore, it is important to use skincare products just as regularly as you would use them during the summer, as those products will provide an extra layer of protection your skin will need in harsher and colder weather.

Stay clear of stress
Keeping stress out of your life is very important as it may induce many skin illnesses. And as there are many holidays coming, you should steer clear of too much alcohol, rich food and especially from not sleeping enough. You should work on minimizing stressors and keeping a healthy lifestyle in order to keep your skin healthy and young for longer.
Moreover, if you know that you will have problems with your skin, it is important to be prepared in advance and to stock up on skin products which will fight back and acne or other skin outbursts. However, if you cut back on simple sugars, processed foods and carbonated drinks, you will make sure that your skin will stay healthy and that you will not have any problems during the holidays.

Winter skin care
It is essential that you take necessary steps in order to preserve your skin to make it younger and softer for longer. Moreover, it is important that you keep your skin well hydrated and protected during harsh and cold weather. Remember to wear gloves as soon as winter rolls in because even if you think that you took all the necessary steps to protect your skin, gloves can do magic in further protecting your skin.
Early skin protection is vital to keeping your skin healthy during winter, and you should start as early as possible.

Author bio:
Diana Smith is a full time mom and a beauty blogger interested in topics related to skin care and health. Useful information for this article has been kindly provided by Beauty on a Budget.