In an earlier blog we offered you our Top Tips To Prevent Your Skin From Drying Up In The Winter and, though it’s important to keep on top of your skin care, it’s also important to understand what threats your skin faces during the freezing winter months, and how you can help prevent them from damaging your delicate skin.
Why Is My Skin Under Threat In The Winter?
Winter may be a stunning time of year. The skies, when not blanketed by rolling grey clouds, can be clear as crystal and the world takes on the sort of wonderland appearance every American Christmas movie adores. Our skin, however, proves to be a lot less happy with this winter wonderland.
The cold, frost bitten months lack the hydrating moisture we find during the rest of the year. This, coupled with biting winds which blow away moisture on our skin, and our central heating which dries us out, can leave our skin praying for an Oasis.
In such dry, harsh environments we can find that the absent water from our skin cells leaves us with dry, flaky skin and, we’re sorry to say, the moisturiser from your local supermarket isn’t likely to hydrate you in the way your skin needs.
Working in two stages, moisturiser delves deep into your skin and draws the water in our cells to the surface, hydrating our outer skin while a second element in moisturisers helps to trap that moisture in place. When winter comes around, however, some heavy duty moisturiser will help a lot.
What Can I Expect From My Skin This Winter?
There are several ways the cold can damage your skin and each can become very painful if you neglect to take good care of your skin.
Your lips are more susceptible to the cold than the rest of your body. The skin in this area is thinner, leaving nerves closer to the surface of your skin more vulnerable to the cold and, as your lips require a significant amount of moisture to prevent them from cracking, the cold weather can be particularly cruel.
One sure way to save your lips is by keeping your body hydrated with plenty of water and keeping a good quality Vaseline at hand to help soothe your lips and cover them in a protective layer.
Sore Red Patches and Flaky Skin
You’ve probably experienced the tingle of rosy red cheeks and the itch of flaky skin during the winter months. The lack of moisture in your skin causes this and, if preventative measures are not taken, your skin will only get worse.
We understand the importance of taking care of your skin. Our Obagi range has many benefits besides reducing the appearance of age; they also help to keep your skin clear and hydrated which is especially important during these winter months.
This winter, don’t suffer from the cold; for more information about our Obagi range, contact us today on 01481 736699. Alternatively, if you’d like to stay up to date with the latest beauty news, make sure to follow and like us on Facebook and Twitter!