FOUR TIPS FOR PREVENTING COLD-WEATHER ACNE
The colder temperatures that accompany the winter season can be especially irritating for your skin. Use these tips to satisfy your skin and keep embarrassing flare-ups at bay.
The cleanser you use during the warmer months of the year could reason you to have pimples when temperatures start plummeting. If you notice your skin starts feeling especially dry or tight after using your current cleanser, you may need a milder option. During colder months, cream and non-foaming cleansers don’t strip away as much excess oil as foaming cleansers.
Washing your skin more than essential can lead to the dryness you’re trying to prevent. Shoot for washing your skin before going to bed at night to get rid of all the pollutants, dirt and the like you picked up during the day.
Besides your face, you may want to watch how often you wash the rest of your body. Studies suggest people may shower more than is good for their bodies.
Just because the sun isn’t cranking up the temperature doesn’t mean its rays can’t damage your skin during the winter. Put on some sunscreen before heading out into the cold air to protect yourself. Note that it’s not only sunburns you want to protect your skin from. Sunscreen also keeps your skin looking younger for longer. Your future self is sure to thank you for wearing sunscreen all year long when you don’t have wrinkled, leathery skin as a senior citizen.
Between your home’s furnace and the way cold air can pull moisture from your skin, you can feel pretty dried out at the end of the day. Drinking lots of water is essential for those with acne, and it’s even more essential to do so in the winter. Setting up a humidifier in your bedroom and running it while you’re sleeping is another great idea.