How to Keep Your Skin Healthy in Cold Weather

Author: Dr. Bobby Buka

Drink Plenty of Water
Many people drink less water during the cold seasons because they are not perspiring as often as they would in the hot summer months. You should keep your water intake consistent. It not only contributes to better overall health, but also keeps your skin supple, soft, and healthy.

Limit Your Showers
Everyone loves a hot shower during the cold months, but few people realize that it is drying out their skin quickly. Try to take showers with warm water whenever possible, or limit your hot showers to less than three minutes. Right after your shower, apply moisturizer. Water helps moisturizer absorb more effectively into the skin.

Stay Away From Cold Winds
Cold winds do not only leave your skin dry, but also cause painful rough patches and redness. Cover up with long sleeved tops, pants or jeans, hats, and earmuffs to keep the wind off your skin.

Use Sunblock
Sunblock isn’t just for summer. Apply a broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunblock at least 15 minutes prior to heading outdoors in cold weather. Be sure to use a quality lip balm with SPF 15 or higher, as well as a facial moisturizer.

Try Using a Humidifier
Humidifiers deposit moisture into the air. These handy devices keep your skin supple and elastic. If you have a radiator, you can simply place a bowl of water on top of it to create a makeshift humidifier.

If you find that you are still suffering from chronic dry skin, you can contact Dr. Buka for a solution.