It’s time to start thinking about making snow bunnies, singing Christmas carols and barreling down the side of a mountain on your skin. But wait, is your skin ready for winter’s cold kiss? The cold air outside parches your skin, while indoor heating toasts it dry. Throw long hot showers into the mix and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a skin disaster.
Read some practical tips on how to keep your skin hydrated and radiant this winter season.
- Don’t forget your sunscreen
- Hydrate hands, keep ‘em warm
- Give your feet some lovin’
- Avoid harsh toners, astringents and strong scrubs
- Keep your Travel Kit at hand…and foot
Keep your skin hydrated and moisturized with a reliable night cream. Night creams tend to be oil-based and form a protective layer on your skin that helps it retain moisturizer. That said, go for night creams that protect without feeling heavy on your skin or clogging your pores, such as (ahem) Hylunia’s Super Moisturizing Facial Night Treatment.
The winter sun can damage your skin, just as much as the summer glare. Fortify your skin against sun damage by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen 30 minutes before you step out. And enjoy your day out on the slope!
Hands are often the most exposed part of our body during winter and can get dry, itchy and cracked. Do you get dry, cracked cuticles during winter? Try keeping your hands moisturized and warm in winter gloves. It’s also a good idea to keep them dry – wet gloves are not only uncomfortable, but they can also exacerbate eczema. Find wool itchy? Try layering with cotton gloves before slipping on warmer wool ones.
Girly, minty foot lotions smell great but they are seldom enough for your winter feet. You want heavy-duty scrubs and moisturizers to keep your puppies soft, healthy-looking and ready for the hot tub whenever you are. Our Dry Feet Treatment System is great for all winter feet, including manly men feet!
Avoid alcohol-based astringents and toners. They strip your skin of essential oils and can be especially harsh for dry(er) skin. Hylunia’s Colloidal Silver with Lavender Floral Water is perfect for replenishing moisture and balance to your skin. Get the results your skin needs and your heart desires, without the damage!
Planning a winter getaway, or better yet ready for a Caribbean vacation? You don’t have to give up your skin care routine just because you’re not at home. Throw your skin care travel kit for normal, oily or dry skin into your bag before you say sayonara to winter for a few days.