certain body part exposed to the harsh blustery winter winds… our hands. The hands are typically neglected because we’re on the go and using them often, and thus they take a harsh hit in the wintertime leaving them susceptible to redness, cracking and extreme dryness.
Be sure to apply SPF, a moisturizing hand lotion, and keep gloves in your bag or car at all times to keep the skin protected and healthy. They make touchscreen gloves now too, so having to use your phone is not an excuse for not protecting the skin barrier on your hands.
Dr. Caroline Robinson
Beat The Winter Chill With These Skincare Hacks
Depending on the climate that you live in, the winter season can be relentless on your skin. Skin that was once soft, smooth and moisturized is soon dry, rough and cracked. This uncomfortable dryness is commonly experienced on the face, hands, and feet.
In some cases when the skin becomes too dry, it begins flaking and becomes inflamed. The weather may be unsightly, but that does not mean your skin has to fall victim to the cold winter climate. Following these quick tips can help minimize and prevent dry skin.
Moisturize frequently. Year-round, people use moisturizers on the face, hands and other areas of the body. However, there is a significant difference between the moisturizers people should use based on the season.
During the spring and summer seasons, you want to use a moisturizer that is water-based. Throughout the warmer seasons, your skin will most likely be oily and sweaty from being outside in the heat. Your skin needs hydration that will not add excess oils that your skin does not need.
A NEOGEN skincare article shares, “Water-based moisturizers might just be your