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Winter Skin Care Tips

Dec 25, 2007
Winter skin care is an area where many people fail to make changes in their daily routine, causing them to become discouraged when the cold weather brings on acne breakouts, dry skin, and dark circles around their eyes. But the onset of winter doesn't mean that you have to succumb to the side effects it can have on your skin. By making a couple of simple changes to your skin care regimen, you can maintain beautiful skin in even the harshest winters.

Start Your Day with a Hot Shower

It shouldn't take much to talk you into a warm shower on a cold winter morning, but just in case it does, here are the benefits from your skin's perspective. First, the water of the shower provides a deep moisturizer for the skin. Second, as your body's temperature rises, your veins expand, which allows your blood to reach all areas of your skin. Finally, a warm shower provides the perfect opportunity to integrate your moisturizer, which is the next step on our list.

Focus on Moisturizer

There is no way around it; you have to increase your use of moisturizer in the winter months. Exposure to cold air literally robs your skin of its natural healing ability, and this leads to dryness, flaking, and cracking. You will need a three-step moisturizing process to maintain healthy skin in these conditions. First, use a gentle body soap that is designed to provide moisturizers. Follow this by applying body lotion after your shower to lock in moisture. Finally, invest in a good facial moisturizer that is free of fragrances and other unnecessary additives. Apply this immediately after anytime you wash your face.

Exfoliate Twice a Week

Because the cold climates are so hard on the skin, you will find instances of flaking skin during this time. This is your body's natural reaction to skin cells that have died off, and it can be controlled with exfoliation. Not only does this technique wash away dead skin cells, but it also promotes the growth of new skin. While this is an excellent strategy to combat occurrences of dry skin, it must be used in moderation. Exfoliating more than twice a week can lead to skin irritation, so you need to be cautious if you notice any adverse effects.

Get Some Extra Rest

It is not always easy to make time in our hectic lives for sleep, but a little extra rest can go a long way to curing those dark eye circles and fine lines on your face. Even if you can't afford to sleep in an extra hour everyday, you can still provide your body with additional rest by simply taking a short break in your day. Relax your tensions and close your eyes for ten or fifteen minutes during your lunch hour. It may not seem like a lot, but by giving your face muscles a break from their tension will help ward off the sings of aging.

By utilizing some of these simple steps for winter skin care, you can preserve the softness and beauty of your skin even when the weather is at its worst. Just remember to follow these steps on a regular basis. It is much easier to control skin conditions with prevention as opposed to treating them after they have occurred.
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