8 skin care tips for dry skin during the cooler months

skin care tips for dry skin

Although we are seeing glimpses of the lovely spring weather, these cold days are not doing us any favours when it comes to our skin.  For many, dry skin is an ongoing battle during the cooler months and while we rug up with heavy coats, scarves and gloves often we forget to protect our skin.

It is essential to remember to take particular care of your skin as the temperatures drop, the winds pick up and the cool dry environment sucks away any moisture leaving our lips chapped, our hands rough and the skin of our legs resembling more of a scaly fish.

These simple skin care tips for dry skin will help you survive the remaining cold days and prepare you for the warmer months ahead.

#1 Avoid tap water

One of the skin care tips for dry skin that doesn’t often make the list is avoiding tap water to wash your face.  Tap water often contains hash chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride which are not friends with any skin type.  It is better to use cold filtered water, a natural cleanser or hydrating toner for your face instead.

#2 Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise

If you have dry skin and you are not moisturising then get to it quick! It is particularly important to make moisturising part of your daily skin care regimen when the weather is cool and dry.  Avoid your skin worsening during these temperatures by ditching commercial lotions that contain mineral oils and other petroleum products and stick with ones that including nourishing ingredients.

#3 Wash with oatmeal soap

skin care tips for dry skin

Oatmeal soap is excellent for all skin types and has great exfoliating, soothing and moisturising properties keeping your skin well nourished.  As it is so gentle, it is suitable for all skin types and can be used as often as required.

#4 Consume good oils

Your diet plays a crucial role in the health of your skin.  If you are experiencing dry skin you should up your intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Great sources include tuna, salmon, eggs, canola oil, walnuts and flaxseeds and regular consumption will decrease any dryness.

#5 Avoid harsh peels

If your skin is appearing dry or irritated this is not the time to undergo a harsh peel, mask or use alcohol-based toners.  Instead opt for a nourishing serum like our Retinol Serum with Vitamin C which will hydrate your skin or a natural cleansing milk.

#6 Limit hot showers and baths

skin care tips for dry skin

Hot showers and baths may be tempting with the cool weather but unfortunately it tends to dry out our skin as it draws out our natural oils.  This will leave your skin feeling dehydrated and often itchy.

#7 Brush your lips

If you love to wear lipstick, this one of the more important skin care tips for dry skin.  Gently brush your lips with a tooth brush daily to remove any excess skin.  Chapped lips with a layer of lipstick doesn’t suit anyone regardless of the colour!

#8 Stay hydrated

While the amount of water you drink doesn’t actually affect the health of your skin, it does affect your overall wellbeing and your body’s performance.  Ensure you drink a minimum of 8-10 glasses a day to keep your system in good health.

 

Once you start including these skin care tips for dry skin in your daily regimen you will start noticing a huge improvement in its condition.  And best of all, you will no longer be embarrassed to get those scaly fish legs out in public when the sun finally comes out!