Our Tips for Handling Dry Skin in the Winter

Ever wondered why winter seems to wage war on your skin? The chilly season’s charm brings not just snowflakes but also a pesky companion—dry skin. But fear not, fellow winter warriors, because we’ve got the ultimate survival guide to keep your skin glowing and hydrated despite the icy onslaught.

In this blog, the team at Smudge Beauty Bar will explore the top secrets to help you battle dry skin this winter like a skincare superhero!

Hydration Heroics

Not only is water the best thing for your health, but it’s also the saviour for your skin! We frequently underestimate how much water our bodies require when it’s cold outside. But the key to battling dry skin is to remain hydrated. Like a moisture vampire, cold air sucks the moisture straight out of our skin. So take that water bottle and start sipping! To maintain pleasant and plump skin, try to have at least 8 glasses every day.

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Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Consider moisturizing as your go-to defence against the chilly winter air. Your skin needs more care and attention during these chilly months, so go for creamier, richer moisturizers. It’s like giving your skin a cozy snuggle! Hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and shea butter are the skincare equivalent of superheroes—they act quickly to seal in moisture and maintain the feeling of velvety smooth skin. Look for ingredients like these

Shower Smart

Ahh, hot showers, the warm sanctuary we all like, particularly in the wintertime. The problem is that warm, steamy water can be detrimental to your skin. Faster than you can say “winter wonderland,” a hot shower quickly removes those natural oils from your skin, leaving it as parched as the desert. Reduce the temperature to lukewarm for the best results. Additionally, to assist your skin in maintaining its natural moisture, attempt to limit the length of your showers.

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Bundle Up: Layer Up for Skin Protection

Imagine you’re taking a stroll through dancing snowflakes in a winter wonderland. Isn’t it magical? However, that cool wind? Not so wonderful for your epidermis! Wear warm clothing whenever you go outside in the cold. Wear gloves and scarves, and don’t forget to apply hydrating lip balm—your lips need the same care! Protecting your skin from the sun and wind helps retain moisture in it and maintains its smooth, moisturized texture.

Humidify Your Space: Combat Indoor Dryness

When it’s frigid outside; indoor heating is a saviour, but there’s a catch: it dries out the air, making our skin feel as parched as the Sahara. Here comes the humidifier, your saviour! Consider incorporating this wonderful gadget into your home. It functions flawlessly, replenishing the moisture in the atmosphere and preventing your skin from becoming dry. Making the inside of your home more skin-friendly will benefit your skin.

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Diet Matters: Feed Your Skin From Within

Your nutrition is a major factor in how your skin acts, particularly in the colder months. Stock up on foods that are good for the skin, such as avocados, almonds, and fatty fish high in omega-3, like mackerel or salmon. Nuts provide your skin with the necessary nutrition to keep it smooth and elastic, while avocados are full of vitamins and healthy fats. And those fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids? For your skin, they function as akin to a spa day, restoring radiance and resilience from the inside out, especially during periods of extreme cold.

Smudge Beauty Bar - Skin Care Experts in Ottawa

Ready to bid farewell to winter’s skin woes? Please contact us at Smudge Beauty Bar! Embrace hydrated, glowing skin with our curated treatments and products tailored to combat Ottawa’s winter woes. Don’t let the cold win—visit Smudge Beauty Bar today and let us pamper your skin because radiant, hydrated skin is always in season! Book your skincare session now and say hello to a winter glow!