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How to Get Glowing Skin in the Winter

how to get glowing skin in the winter
Learn how to get glowing skin in the winter.

Winter is a difficult season for your skin. The cooler temperatures result in less humidity in the air, effectively drying out your skin unless you take action. Going regularly without gloves and a scarf in the frigid outdoors can result in cracked hands and chapped lips and regular hand washing makes matters even worse.

Thankfully you can take proactive steps to protect your skin and even learn how to get glowing skin in the winter.

How Cold Weather Impacts Skin

When the weather is cold there is much less moisture in the air both indoors and outside, leaving skin more prone to drying out. To stay warm, some of us curl up in front of the fire or take more hot showers and baths, both activities which further dry your skin.

The epidermis, or the outer layer of your skin, is highly affected by the moisture in the air. When the air is cold and dry, the epidermis isn’t able to retain moisture effectively, leaving dry, flaky, itchy, winter skin.

How to Get Glowing Skin in the Winter

Learn to take care of your skin and get a year-round glow with these winter skin-care tips.

Cool the Temperature

Hot showers and baths may feel fantastic at the time, but that hot water is actually drying out your skin. Try to cool the temperature of your baths and showers by a few degrees, you will still get clean but your skin will thank you.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Your skin is also affected by the amount of moisture inside your body. Be sure to drink plenty of water in the winter months and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. Even though you may not feel as thirsty as you do in the summer, hydration is still essential.

Make the Most of your Moisturizer 

Keep a quality moisturizer by the sink where you wash your hands and use it frequently after properly washing and drying. After you get out of the shower or bath, pat your skin dry and apply lotion all over your body.

Choose Natural, Proven Products

Products that are free from dyes and chemicals often use quality ingredients that are more effective at hydrating and caring for skin. Heavily scented lotions may smell nice, but these thin creams don’t do a very good job at hydrating and caring for skin.

Products that Support Healthy Winter Skin

Understand how to get glowing skin in the winter? Natural Healthy Concepts is well-stocked with a variety of products to help your skin thrive.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Hadayubi Lavender Moisturizer from Essential Formulas

Featuring a traditional Japanese formula with probiotics, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Hadayubi Lavender Moisturizer from Essential Formulas uses Magoroku oil to soothe dry skin with long-lasting results.

Skin Food for Dry & Rough Skin by Weleda

Skin Food for dry and rough skin from Weleda is a unique, ultra-rich cream that hydrates, restores, and protects skin with nourishing plant oils and extracts such as lanolin, chamomile, and calendula.

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion by Century Formulations

Formulated after years of research on skin health, Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion by Skin MD is a super-hydrating, non-greasy, shielding lotion for your face, body and hands.

Now that you know how to get glowing skin in the winter, how will you change your winter skin-care routine? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.