The cold weather has finally settled over New England, and Old Man Winter will most likely be sticking around until at least the end of March. Plummeting temperatures can often leave people’s skin — especially their faces — dry, cracked, or flaking. Those who suffering from psoriasis or eczema know all too well that the winter months mean major flare-ups.
But instead of spending hundreds of dollars purchasing prescription strength medication and spending time at the dermatologist office, there are a few tips and tricks you can do at home to prevent the cold from affecting your skin.
- Keep showers short and sweet. You may want to spend more time in the shower and crank up the hot water, but you’re actually doing a disservice to your skin! Instead, try to keep the bathing brief. If you can’t give up a steaming hot shower, then try bathing only every other day so your body has time to produce natural oils that keep the skin from drying out.
- Be generous with the moisturizer. Be liberal with the amount of moisturizing creams you apply this winter, especially to your face. Those who moisturize right after the shower when their skin is still damp will experience the best results. Be sure to pick a non-harsh formula. When it comes to keeping your face moisturized, a trip to a beauty academy for a low-cost facial could be worth it!
- No need to dress to impress. If your skin is flaring up, there’s no need to wear irritating clothing such as denim or wool. Instead, opt for more breathable fabrics such as cotton or synthetics. However, make sure to not wear any clothing such as scarves, hats or gloves that are damp, as this could further irritate your skin.
- Drink plenty of water. A cold glass of water might be the last thing you want to put into your body during the winter, but hydrating isn’t only good for your overall health, but some studies have shown that it can improve the appearance of your skin. Drinking water will reduce dry skin as well as breakouts.
- Wash your clothing accessories on the regular. Many people forego washing their neck warmers, hats, gloves and scarves as they may not be worn as regularly as a shirt or pants. However, these are the accessories that can harbor the most bacteria — especially scarves and gloves. Washing these items will significantly reduce breakouts on your face. Scheduling an appointment to have a facial can also clear away bacteria buildup leaving your skin refreshed and hydrated.
Give Bojack Beauty Academy a call and schedule a facial appointment today and give your skin the hydration and cleanse it deserves.