10 Tips To Keep Your Skin Moisturized In The Winter

This happens to me every year. Winter comes and the dry air it brings dries out my skin causing all sorts of issues and discomfort. I start having itchy, ashy-looking skin and have even experienced some skin peeling because of it.

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If you've experienced the same I have some good news. There's something we can do about it. We don't have to scratch or hide our dry skin until the weather warms up again. Check out my video below with 10 skincare tips that can help you banish that Winter dryness.

1. Use a gentle cleanser

During the winter season look for cleansers whether for your face or body that are free from fragrances and don’t have harsh ingredients like sulfates. Instead look for cleansers that have moisturizing agents like the Noxzema Classic Clean Moisturizing Cleansing Cream or Dove soap.

2. Stop using hot water

Use lukewarm water instead of hot water as it’s less drying for your skin. I’ve personally found that washing my face over the sink instead of in the shower makes it more comfortable to use cooler water.

3. Use more hydrating lotions

Switch over to thicker lotions for your body. The thicker lotion I'm using this Winter is the Suave Silkening Lotion that is infused with a pure jojoba oil extract. 

For my face, I'm using the Neutrogena Hydroboost City Shield Water Gel because it has SPF but also moisturizes my face without making it feel greasy.

4. Apply lotions to damp skin

When you apply your lotion or moisturizer to damp skin it helps to seal in the moisture from the water.

5. Use hydrating facial mists

Facial mists can add hydration back to your dry skin and give your skin a desired glow. You can make your own facial mists or buy some. Plus, they are usually in small enough bottles that you can throw them into your bag for some on-the-go hydration.

6. Drink more liquids

Some of my favorites are hot tea, flavored water, or water infused with fruit. Hello Glow has some yummy infused water recipes that you can use for your internal hydration like these 6 Delicious Vitamin-Infused Water Recipes and 25 Fruit-Infused Waters for Glowing Skin

7. Keep inside air hydrated

You can do this by buying a humidifier and using it in the rooms where you spend most of your time.

8. Use hydrating face masks

If nothing else, these types of masks can add some extra hydration to your face. As an added benefit they also tend to include other great ingredients for your skin to help it glow and look plump and radiant all winter long.

9. Take omega supplements

Omegas help to maintain healthy cell membranes allowing those cells to hold water and make the skin feel more hydrated.

10. Be consistent

When it comes to anything skin related, consistency is important. The more you care for your skin the better it will look and feel. I’ve found that when I skip a key step in my routine my skin pays the price and it’s noticeable at least to me. Develop your winter skin regimen and stick to it.