Winter is a beautiful time of year. Unfortunately, as much as we love winter, winter does not always love us. The dry, cold air can cause several skin issues from dryness to irritation to cracking. Fortunately, most of these skin issues can be prevented with the right strategy. Here are some tips for keeping your skin safe all winter.
1. Ditch The Sugary Drinks
The jury is still out on how much water impacts our skin. Dermatologists do know that drinking more water is important. So is ditching the caffeine and sugary drinks that can dry out our skin. During the winter months, rather than reaching for a soft drink, stick to drinking water. If you want something with a little more flavor try functional water.
2. Moisturize Your Skin Daily
Moisturizers like lotions can help lock moisture into our skin. This provides a protective barrier against the cold air that will dry out your skin. Apply lotion at least three times every day for maximum protection. It’s also a good idea to keep lotion with you during the winter. Hand lotion can be especially helpful if you wash your hands frequently. It will help you protect against chapping.
3. Wear Protective Clothing
When you go outside, make sure to fully cover your body as much as you can. Exposure to either the cold dry wind or cold wet conditions can harm your skin. Covering with long sleeves and pants, gloves, and hats will protect your skin from exposure to winter elements. This will not only protect your skin, but it will help your skin retain moisture as well.
4. Always Wear Sunscreen No Matter The Season
Most people only think of wearing sunscreen during the warm months. However, even on the cloudiest days, the sun’s powerful UV rays can cut through the clouds. Wearing sunscreen protects us from these rays all year round. Apply sunscreen to any part of your body that will be exposed when you go outside.
These tips will help protect your skin during the cold, dry winter months. To help you stay hydrated, consider switching your sugary drinks to a functional beverage. All Phenoms functional beverage comes in three incredible flavors. They’ll help you stay hydrated and energized while avoiding the caffeine and sugar that can sap moisture from your skin. Not sure which flavor to try? Grab our variety pack to find the ones you love!