National Healthy Skin Month: How to Prevent Your Skin from Drying Out This Winter

Satisfied woman applying mousturizer cream on her face in winter in the streetNovember is National Healthy Skin Month. We should take care of our skin during this commemorative month. 

National Healthy Skin Month is a reminder to protect our skin from the harmful effects of the sun, cold weather, and other environmental stressors all year long. 

Here are a few tips and activities you can do to promote healthy skin during National Healthy Skin Month.

Choosing the Right Moisturizer

Consider our skin type: People with dry skin should look for a creamier and thicker moisturizer, while people with oily skin should choose a light, oil-free moisturizer.

Choose a moisturizer for our skin type: To avoid irritation, sensitive skin types should use hypoallergenic moisturizers.

Look for a moisturizer with ingredients that will benefit your skin: Hydrating moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid are suitable for dry skin.

It’s Important to Wear Sunscreen

Protecting our skin from UV rays from the sun requires sunscreen. Our skin can still be damaged by these rays even when cold outside. Even if we don’t plan to spend time outdoors, we should wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily.

Our skin can be protected against the sun in other ways besides sunscreen. We can wear protective clothing as well. Hats, long-sleeved shirts, and pants fall into this category.

Winter Skin Care: How to Prevent Dryness

We can do a few things to prevent our skin from drying out this winter:

Keep your skin moisturized: This will help replenish the natural oils our skin needs to stay healthy.

Don’t take hot showers or baths: Hot water can strip our skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and irritated.

Regularly exfoliate your skin: Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface of our skin, which can prevent dryness, irritation, and inflammation.

Don’t let the sun damage your skin: The sun’s rays can be just as harmful in the winter as in the summer, and they can cause damage to our skin, even when it’s cold outside. You should use sunscreen daily, even if you do not intend to spend much time outdoors.

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