Concept Medical’s Top Winter Skincare Tips
With winter in full swing, is your skin ready to take on the chilly weather? Using a good moisturizing cream does help, but this alone may not be enough to get your skin through till spring. To solve your winter skin problems, there are a few steps you can take to keep your skin looking and feeling great all winter long.
Avoid overly hot water
We all love hot baths and showers in winter, but did you know that it can sometimes do more harm than good for your skin? Hot water can strip your face of it’s natural oil, which can lead to excessive dryness. Hot water is good for showers but switches to lukewarm water when you have to wash your face and hands during to prevent excessive dryness.
Once you have washed your face, moisturize your skin immediately while it is still damp. It will help lock in moisture and keep it hydrated. However, when buying moisturizers take some time to go through the ingredients. Ask a skincare specialist in Ottawa if you are unsure what is best for you. Moreover, always moisturize at night to allow your skin to heal out of all the damage that it has been through during the day.
Sunscreen. Even in the Winter!
We often make the mistake of assuming that the winter sun is less harmful than the summer’s which is not true at all. This assumption leads to more damage to our skin as we stop wearing sunscreen when out and about during the chilly months. So, when going out, always put on the sunscreen no matter what time of the year it is.
Exfoliation is very important for your overall beauty. However, when exfoliating your face, do consider doing the same for your hands too as they have been through enough exposure as well to feel the damage. If you feel that your lips are not their natural rosy self, then you can also exfoliate them too, but very gently. Consider a gentle acid-based exfoliator such as the AHA/BHA facewash from SkinMedica. This helps remove the top layer of dead, dry skin, letting the healthy layer of skin make it’s way to the surface.
Drink plenty of water during the winter to allow your skin to stay well hydrated. This is the key to a healthy smooth skin no matter how low the temperature drops outside. Herbal teas or sparking water with some lemon are great options if you find it challenging to drink enough water during the day.