The harsh winter weather and dry indoor air can leave skin in less-than-ideal condition. Use these winter skincare suggestions to keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and attractive throughout the season.

Keep Your Skin Hydrated

A home or office humidifier will add moisture back to the air, keeping your skin hydrated. Use a humidifier throughout your home or where you spend the most time. Try to keep the humidity level 30 to 50 percent. One choice is to leave it on while you sleep overnight. You can get a humidity meter if you’re unsure of the humidity levels in your house.

Winter is an excellent time to switch up your body wash for one that is more hydrating and nourishing, mainly if your current product contains drying ingredients like glycolic or salicylic acid. After cleansing, tone and moisturize for 30 seconds to prevent more dehydration.

Your skin will naturally produce oils that help with protecting and maintain its overall health. Avoiding long showers and baths is a good idea, as is washing your body too much during winter. Use warm, not hot, water when you do. After a shower or bath, dry your damp skin and moisturize it.

Focus on Your Eyebrows

You must moisturize and nourish the skin underneath if you want brows to flourish and look amazing all winter long. With all the waxing and plucking, Vaseline is a fantastic alternative to help hydrate the area. Your skin will require some tender loving care to help it grow and to keep them looking gorgeous. Use a growth serum to help speed up the growing process.

While paying a professional to do your eyebrows will cost you more money than doing it yourself, you’ll be glad you did. If you hire a professional, the results will remain longer, and you won’t need to repeat the process as often.

Have a Winter Skin Routine

Reduce the number of retinoids and alpha-hydroxy acid-containing skin care products used on your face if your skin is dry and irritated. These ingredients can exacerbate the problem and even signal irritating dermatitis. Avoiding products containing alcohol and scents will assist the skin keep its natural oils and avoid AHAs and retinoids when the skin on your face is dry. Instead, choose creams and oils for your skin care regimen, and if your toner makes you feel dry, think about adding a moisturizer. A moisturizing balm for your lips will help repair dry, cracked lips and prevent them from becoming chapped.

Keep Applying Sunscreen Throughout Winter

Snow reflects the sun’s rays on sunny winter days, increasing your UV exposure. UV radiation is connected to sunburn, skin cancer, and early skin aging. Applying sunscreen in the chilly winter weather is crucial whether you’re skiing, playing in the snow, or running errands through a parking lot.

Also, don’t be misled by winter’s shorter, gloomier days. Clouds can block up to 80% of the sun’s damaging UV rays, although damage can still occur. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to all exposed regions of your body with an SPF of 30 or higher, water resistance, and moisturizing elements like lanolin or glycerin before going outside.

Don’t Forget Your Lashes

Always remember to avoid oil-based eye makeup when getting ready for a night on the mountain. You should moisturize your lashes every day in addition to washing them. The ideal combination of vitamins and hydrating substances is found in eyelash development serums, which moisturize your natural lashes.

You should take at least one vitamin or supplement for your lashes during the winter. Since silica is a vital beauty mineral that supports the health of your hair, bones, teeth, and nails, it’s a great vitamin to take during the chilly winter months. The age-old vitamin C is an additional choice.

Let Beauty Professional Get Your Skin Ready for Winter

If you need a little help looking your best this winter, stop by Parlor Beauty Bar! We have an entire team of beauty professionals ready to help take your winter look to the next level.