Winter Skin Care Tips

Tali Amjadi, Staff Writer

It’s winter.

The cold air is brutal and our skin is falling apart.

Dry patches, red spots, blemishes, eczema, rosacea and more are all popping up on our skin.

All this is a lot to take in during this harsh season. But changing a few simple things in a skin care routine can make a world of a difference.

The first tip is to moisturize more.

You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer. But as weather conditions change, so should your skincare routine.

Find an “ointment” moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion.

The second tip is to apply sunscreen.

Winter sun combined with snow glare can still damage your skin. Try applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and your hands about 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply frequently if you stay outside a long time.

Lastly the third tip is to simply drink water. Drinking water helps stabilizing your body temperature as your body is made up of 60 percent water. Drinking ten to twelve glasses a day helps your skin stay hydrated and retain a glow.

So whether it is summer or winter your skin should be relatively the same if you make the adjustments needed.