A blast of cold, dry air is hitting the Midwest in early December, 2016, which means that indoor humidity levels will also fall as the dry air enters residences with the normal air exchange that occurs between indoor and outdoor air. Drying stresses on skin will definitely increase during the cold spell, moderated only by the building properties and indoor temperatures associated with individual houses. This is the time to be proactive about your skin care in order to control the occurrence of dry, flaky skin.
Key Tips for dealing with Winter Dry Skin
Here are the basic tips to keep your skin hydrated so that it looks and feels great during periods in the winter months when external drying stressors are elevated:
Use a moisturizer on areas of your skin that are prone to dryness. Check out our store for popular brands on Amazon.
Don’t employ a “one and done” skin-care strategy based on applying a moisturizer only once and thinking that your skin’s dryness is dealt with. Research has shown that it is the consistent, sustained use of a moisturizer that is the “secret” to managing skin hydration.
Consider the use of a humidifier in your bedroom for hydrating your skin while you sleep. You can automate the process by purchasing a WeMo wi-fi connected plug that you can schedule with a smartphone so that it automatically goes on each evening before bedtime.