Skin becomes dry, dull and sallow looking in the winter. Hands and cuticles can even crack and become painful, all due to cold, dry air. These winter skin care tips will help keep skin healthy and supple, plus help you look your best regardless of the outside temperature.
Indoor heated air and outdoor cold air are drying to facial skin. As the moisture evaporates from skin, enzymes that cause dead skin cells to shed off naturally are deactivated. The dead skin cells remain on the face making the skin look tired, dull and sallow looking. Facial skin needs to exfoliated regularly with a gentle scrubbing cleanser, followed immediately by creamy moisturizer, then tired and dull skin can be blushed away and skin will look fresh with an application of a favorite blush.
Wintertime Crow’s Feet
It’s not your imagination, those faint eye lines that were barely noticeable and easily concealed six months ago become deep crow’s feet during winter. The reason for the line deepening is the skin around eyes is very thin and has minimal oil production. The tiny amount of oil production on the skin surrounding the eyes is quickly evaporated by dry winter air, enhancing and deepening eye lines.
Increasing your usage of eye cream in winter will prevent faint eye lines from becoming deep crow’s feet. A twice daily application of eye cream will plump up skin around eyes and make lines less noticeable. By using an eye cream which contains collagen, lines will instantly become less noticeable and the eye skin will become firmer and less wrinkled over time.
Sand Paper Hands
Hands have such a hard time holding onto moisture during winter. The natural, protective oils that hands produce evaporates quickly leaving dry, thin hand skin and cuticles exposed to winter elements. Thin, dry hand skin is more prone cuts and tears, making hands feel like sandpaper and cuticles sore and torn.
Keep hands protected and moisturized during winter by wearing gloves and increasing moisturizer usage. Don gloves before going outdoors even when the temperature is above freezing. Don gloves indoor before washing dishes or doing any other household chore that exposes hand skin to water, soap or chemicals.
Keep moisturizer handy. Tubes of hand moisture in purse, car, on desk and sink make it easy to apply throughout the day. Be sure to rub hand moisturizer into cuticles to keep them soft and supple, preventing them from becoming snagged and torn.