November 9, 2012

Keeping Your Skin Safe and Secure from Harsh Weather Conditions

You hear it all the time – take care of your skin! You see it all time – commercials and ads for skin care products. But what is the best way to take care of your skin, to safeguard it against harsh weather conditions like cold, dry air and UV rays? Isn’t it better to protect it in the first place than worry about reversing already accrued damage?

Not only do you need to think about your skin type, but you also may need to alter your skincare regimen as the seasons change. The good news is that once you make good skincare a habit, it will come as natural as brushing your teeth, and your skin will thank you for it!

Here are some weather conditions that can wreak havoc on your skin and the best way to keep your skin safe:

Sun
This may be the one you hear about the most as the most damaging and dangerous of all. You hear “stay out of the sun” all of the time! We all know that’s easier said than done, and it’s not just the summer sun that can damage your skin. You need to wear protection on your skin whenever you are in the sun, no matter if it’s the middle of winter and cold enough to bundle up. In fact, the sun's UV rays in fall and winter are just as (if not more) damaging, as they can reflect off of the snow.

The best thing to do is apply a good sunscreen every day. This can be in your moisturizer or just a basic sunscreen. Do it when you get ready in the morning, and it will become second nature. Don’t forget to cover any parts of your body exposed to the sun, including hands, arms, chest, and anything else not covered.

wide-brimmed hat

Hats are also great friends in the sun. They’ll provide coverage for your head, face, and neck, plus keep the sun out of your eyes!

Wind Though wind doesn’t cause the long-term damage that sun can, it can still be a threat. Wind can cause chapping and rawness, not just on the lips, but the face and hands as well. This leads to dry, red, flaky, and uncomfortable skin. The best thing to do for wind is moisturize with a good product with UV protection.
It’s best to moisturize on a daily basis, year round. By keeping your skin hydrated, you’ll protect it against the harsh weather. You can hydrate from the inside out, too, by drinking a lot of water. If your skin does get wind-burned, apply a gentle moisturizer a few times a day; one without fragrance will be less irritating.

Keeping Your Skin Safe and Secure from Harsh Weather Conditions

Another way to protect against wind is cover up! Wear a hat, scarf, and gloves in cold windy conditions. If your skin is covered, it’s better protected!

Cold and Dry Just like in the wind, moisturizer can be your skin’s best friend in the cold and dry weather. Don’t be afraid to moisturize too much in the cold, dry air – your skin will be craving it.

You can also use a humidifier in your house so the heat doesn’t continue to sap out the moisture in your skin. Drink lots of water to add hydration. Skip the hot baths and showers; they may feel great, but they really deplete moisture from your skin.

You’re going to have your skin for a long time! If you protect it, it will pay you back by glowing in a youthful, healthy way for years to come.

Heather Legg is a writer who blogs on healthy tips, style trends, and how to find a good security system.



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11 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:46 PM

    healthy eating and natural remedies
    you need to nourish your body with high quality fuel from the inside out.Feed your skin with deeply-hued fruits and veggies, especially those rich in vitamin A like sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, and leafy greens. Eat plenty of healthy fats from olive oil, coconut, and other nuts and seeds so your body can produce enough of its own natural oils to keep your skin supple and strong. Stop eating sugar, the worst quality fuel available because of its lack of nutrition.

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  2. Expert3:46 PM

    stop taking excruciatingly hot showers

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  3. Katrina3:46 PM

    use natural moisturizers

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  4. Beauty Expert3:48 PM

    Only use soap on the areas that really need it—armpits, groin, and feet

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  5. Moisturizing reduces the drying effects of altitude on your skin

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  6. Leela3:50 PM

    Drinking lots of water will help quench dry skin?

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  7. Heavy lotions are more effective during cold weather

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  8. skin doctor3:54 PM

    Skip using toners and astringents during cold weather. These are formulated to dry up excess oil on skin and can contribute to dry skin.


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  9. Jayanti3:55 PM

    Moisturize your lips

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  10. Ramola3:55 PM

    Over cleansing can dry out skin, so only cleanse once-a-day.


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  11. Gayatri3:59 PM

    Wrap up warm

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