5 Major Skin Care Tips to Get You Through The Holidays

Dec 10, 2018 @ 01:50 PM — by Richard Moore, M.D.

With so much going on during the holidays, it can be hard to find time to take care of ourselves. Make sure to pamper yourself a little (or a lot) throughout this busy time of year! Here are 5 crucial tips to keep your skin looking its best during the freezing winter months.  

Drink Plenty of Water – We get so caught up in the yummy hot drinks during the winter that it’s so easy to lose track of our water intake. Make sure you are staying hydrated throughout the day. Take it one step further by eating foods that are high in water content. Melons, apples, oranges, and water-logged veggies will have your skin soft in no time!

Note the Temperature – Nothing sounds more soothing than running a hot bath or shower during these cold months. Unfortunately, this is one of the worst things we can do to our skin in the winter. The hot water strips away all of the natural essential oils from our skin, drying it out. Try a lukewarm temperature instead. It will still get the job done, and your skin will thank you!

Try a Humidifier – Your body is mostly composed of water, but dry winter months often pull the moisture out of your skin, leaving it dry, chapped, and cracked. Try using a humidifier to help put moisture back into the air (and back into your skin). It can also help you feel less itchy, relieve irritating allergy symptoms, and decrease the amount of static electricity in your home.

Moisturize – If you would like to keep your skin beautiful throughout the cold, dry winter, it’s crucial that you moisturize. Not just in the morning after you shower (at a lukewarm temperature) – we’re talking about multiple times throughout the day. Make sure you are buying the cream- and oil-based lotions, and you’ll be set all winter long!

Protect Yourself from the Sun – This may shock you, but you are still very much at risk of sun damage throughout the winter, even on cloudy days! Remember to apply an ample amount of sunscreen before leaving the house, no matter how gloomy it looks outside.

Sometimes, skin care alone isn’t enough to get you the look you’re craving. Fortunately, The Lifestyle Center offers countless treatments to help you look and feel your very best. Call us today at (314) 863-5556 to learn more or schedule your free consultation with us!

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