Dry skin can be a real pain, especially during the winter. The temperatures are cold and dry air is circulating around us all day long. This can leave our skin feeling tight, uncomfortable and flaky. Here are some tips on how you can combat dry skin in this season:
Drinking water can help to keep your skin hydrated, but it's important to make sure you're getting enough. A good rule of thumb is to drink 4-6 glasses of water a day.
If you're out and about, it may be tough to find time to get all the recommended water. Try bringing a reusable bottle with you and drinking from that instead of buying bottles at the store or coffee shop. You'll also want to avoid too much caffeine and alcohol—both increase urination, which makes it harder for your body to absorb the fluids it needs.
Increasing your intake of antioxidants
You can also try eating more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies are full of water, which will help to keep your body hydrated. Cucumbers are especially good for this—they're 95% water, so they'll help you stay hydrated.
Antioxidants are a class of nutrients that help to protect your skin from damage and can also keep it hydrated, reduce redness and inflammation, and reduce irritation. Antioxidants are found in many healthy foods such as berries, nuts and seeds. If you don’t like eating enough antioxidants on their own, consider using an antioxidant-rich face serum. We recommend our H2 Glow Serum which contains antioxidant rich sea buckthorn fruit oil.
Investing in a humidifier
A humidifier is a great way to add moisture to your home, especially in the winter. If you're someone with dry skin or asthma, a humidifier can help improve indoor moisture content.
Protect your skin from the elements
If you are going outside, protect your hands and face. Make sure to use a sunscreen that offers adequate protection from the sun's harmful rays. This can help prevent dry skin in the winter, but it's also an important step for maintaining healthy skin throughout the year.
Consider wearing a hat when outdoors as well; this will help keep UV rays off your head and neck.
With these tips, you'll be able to enjoy winter without the worry of dry skin. Remember that if your skin isn't getting better after a few days, it's time to see a dermatologist!