Tips for Dealing with Dry Winter Skin
It’s officially winter, which means it’s freezing cold outside and you are combating it by blasting the heat or huddling around the fireplace. Trying to stay warm during the winter is hard enough; we don’t need the additional stresses like cracked skin or winter-induced asthma to the mix. By taking a few preventative steps, you can save your skin, nose, and lips from becoming dry, itchy, and red this winter.
1. Increase Your Water Intake
Help your body from the inside out by providing it with lots of water to keep you hydrated. It’s important that you and your children consume plenty of healthy liquids during the winter months whether it be water, tea, juice, or even hot chocolate. Just because it’s cold, it doesn’t mean that you don’t need to be drinking anything to stay hydrated. By drinking water your skin will feel moisturized and you will feel healthier and happier.
2. Soften Your Water
This is one of the best and easiest ways to combat dry winter skin! Hard water is a major culprit of very dry skin. By purchasing a water softener you will be relieved of dry skin, scaly skin, and dry hair. There are a variety of water softeners to increase the softness of your water. The soft water will not only combat winter skin but it offers a variety of other benefits, including less build-up in pipes, shinier hair, and fewer hard water spots on dishes and drains.
3. Use Lotion and lip Balm
By having everyone in your household armed with lip balm and hand lotion, you are bound to have some sense of relief from winter skin. After drinking plenty of water and putting moisture in your air, you must then do your part to keep moisture in your skin. Keeping lotion available in the bathroom to apply after washing hands or using baby oil after a shower are great ways to lock in moisture and protect your skin from the harsh winter air.
These small changes in your home go a long way in keeping your skin happy and healthy this winter. Need soft water to help keep your skin and hair smooth and soft this winter? Give us a call at (303) 800-2410. We have a variety of options that can help.