Guest Post| 3 Winter Habits that Will Put Your Healthy Skin at Risk

3 Winter Habits that Will Put Your Healthy Skin at Risk by Lisa Haiden


Winter is a great period to finally relax and spend some time with friends and family. With all of the things going on, it can be easy to neglect your skin. Taking care of your skin during the winter is very important because the weather becomes very dry. The freezing cold and the loss of humidity would encourage your skin to crack and this can cause long term damage.

There are a few habits that can put your skin at risk during the winter. In this article, we will be going over 3 most important winter routines that can cause bad skin during the cold season.


1. Sticking to One Skin Care Product – Bad Winter Skincare Routine

“If it works, stick with it”. While this is one rule that works lots of cases, during the winter is not a good practice. As the weather changes it is very important for you to change your skin care routine accordingly. The regimen you use during the summer will definitely not work during the winter. As the weather gets colder, you will need products that can supply your skin with more moisture than ever. This means that your lotions and exfoliating creams should be especially dedicated to the winter weather. Remember: even if you are using one of the top face creams on the market, it may not work great on your skin when cold days arrive!


2. Taking Long Hot Showers or Baths – Bad Winter Skincare Routine

Very few things feel better than warm water on your skin in the winter. Even though it may feel very good, you may be doing your skin a lot more harm than good. Hot water is good for giving the body a jolt of energy in the morning, but taking longer than normal showers in the bathroom can do damage on your skin. It rids your skin of its natural oil, and makes it extremely dehydrated. Try to take shorter showers, and make use of hydrating bath gels and facial oils in order to bring moisture. You should also apply proper lotion on your skin immediately afterwards and this is when your skin absorbs it the most.


3. Overloading Your Skin with Petroleum Jelly – Bad Winter Skincare Routine

Heaping on the Vaseline during the winter seems like everyone’s go to when the weather is cold. It feels like good relief when the weather is bad, but you just may be doing your skin more harm than good. Applying a lot of gel on your skin can dry it out so it is better to make use of creamy moisturizers in the winter. They will protect your skin much better than petroleum jelly because they aren’t so harsh.

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