Five Ways to Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Cold weather can bring the worst out of our skin.

Depending on where you live, winter can be brutally cold, or just a minor inconvenience. Regardless however, the change in temperature is tough on our skin.

The skin is the largest organ of the body, but it is often taken for granted. When we are young, we think that our skin is invincible, and doesn’t need any care. When we get older, we realize it was a mistake to think that way, and spend the rest of our lives trying to undo damage that has already been done.

One of the best ways to do this, especially during winter, is to stick to a strict moisturizing regimen. Here are five ways to keep your skin hydrated through the end of winter.

Ceramides. Ceramides are lipids that make up the barrier between our skin and the outside world. In order to stay hydrated, we have to keep moisture locked underneath this barrier. So using a moisturize that contains ceramides is the first step to unlocking more hydrated skin.

Avoid Hot Water. Hot water can have a drying effect on the skin, so you should always wash your face with lukewarm water.

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Drink H20. The more hydrated your body is, the more hydrated your face will be. Keep a reusable bottle of water by your side at all times.

Buy a Humidifier. Your environment has a lot to do with your skin. Using a humidifier during winter months will do wonders for you, especially if you live in a dry or elevated climate.

Apply Moisturizer to Damp Skin. Put moisturizer on right after you get out of the shower or bath, to lock the moisture in.

Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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