Layers – In the winter it’s important to layer up to not only keep yourself warm, but also regulate blood circulation and regulate blood to your extremities that need it most in the winter. Make sure they are not cotton because cotton traps moisture which if you’re sweating could possibly lead to pneumonia.
Bundle Up – Nothing says winter weather like a coat, hat and gloves. For this reason, you want to make sure to wear the appropriate attire to protect your skin from the drying effects of cold weather.
Exfoliate – In the winter, we tend to produce more dead skin as our skin is drier during this time of year. Exfoliating regularly during the winter months will help you shed dead skin cells, and leave your skin underneath exposed. This also allows moisture to sink into your skin better.
Moisturize – This is a SUPER important part of maintaining skin in the winter months. I cannot stress enough how important moisturizing in the winter is. Whether you are using, Vaseline, body oil, or lotion make sure that you are lathering it on, as it will help block the effects of the cold and dry air weather.
Stay Hydrated – Drinking water regularly is important when trying to maintain supple skin. With regular hydration, your skin will remain nourished and hydrated which helps it adapt to the cold weather more.
Condition – Protecting your tresses in winter is very important. People can spot dry dull hair from miles away so make sure that you’re conditioning your hair on a regular basis to avoid limp and dry hair.
Protect Your Hands – Skin on your hand is very thin which means it is harder to keep your hands moist in cold, dry weather. This can lead to itching, dryness and cracking. So make sure when going outside to wear gloves and moisturize regularly.
Grease Up Your Feet – During the winter, our feet are the most neglected. We are not getting as many pedis because flip flop season has ended so we figure they don’t need as much attention. In winter, you want to use a thicker petroleum jelly or oil to moisturize because it will sink in faster and protect the skin on your feet.
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