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Winter Skin Care Tips

With the winter season in full swing, you may encounter the discomfort that can come along with cool, crisp air. When you take a walk outside in harsher weather conditions, you may deal with cracked, dry skin. Cool temperatures, strong gusts of wind, snow, rain, and other winter weather can wreak havoc on your body. Your body and skin will go through numerous changes as the season changes. If you tend to deal with extreme dryness, or skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema, it’s important to upgrade your skin care routine so that your skin remains nourished and hydrated all-year-round. Here are some helpful tips to maintain healthy and hydrated skin this winter:

Chug that Jug of Water

I’m sure you’ve been told to drink more water once or twice before, but do you actually know the benefits of being hydrated for the skin? When you chug that jug of water daily, you help improve your skin tone by flushing out the toxins within your body. You also prevent premature aging because water intake increases elastin in the skin due to prolonged moisture. More elasticity in the skin will prevent the development of sagging skin and fine lines and wrinkles.

Dry, flaky skin is common during the winter season, and loading up on water ultimately protects you by speeding up the healing process so that you can have healthy, radiant skin in no time. Typically, dry skin will be itchy and uncomfortable, so increasing your water intake will ensures your skin stays moisturized to prevent the itch.

Limit Indoor Heating

There’s nothing like walking through the door after a long day, and turning the thermostat up to 80 degrees so that you can defrost in the comfort of your warm home. However, when you blast the heater indoors and have the windows shut, you are creating an environment that lacks moisture. To avoid low humidity and dry air, it’s important to use a humidifier to restore moisture that has been sucked out by the heater.

Take Shorter Showers

Jumping into a piping hot shower for a half hour is another culprit of dry, flaky skin. It’s important to make sure that the water temperature is lukewarm to prevent striping your body and hair of their natural oils, fats, and proteins that keep everything balanced. To avoid inflammation that leads to redness, itching, and peeling, try to limit your shower to 10 minutes.

Wear Protective Gear

Since we are living amidst a global pandemic, you’re probably familiar with wearing protective gear such as masks, gloves, and long-sleeved clothing to protect yourself. Similar to COVID-19 protective gear, winter weather clothing should include warm gloves, scarves, beanies, eyewear, long-sleeved clothing, closed-toe shoes, and more to guarantee that the cold, harsh weather won’t damage the skin barrier.

Upgrade Your Routine with AnaK Moisturizers

The most important part of protecting your skin during the winter season is finding a rich moisturizer that will keep your skin nourished. Over at AnaK, we offer a collection that includes the best components found in nature, backed by rigorous research and designed to help individuals learn to identify their skin type, address their concerns and benefit from the right combination of products to reveal a healthy, balanced and glowing skin.

We have four different moisturizers for you to choose from, such as our Botanical Hydra Gel that is designed for those of you with oily-prone skin. Our Hydra Gel restores hydration while encouraging normal sebum production. Your skin will feel moist and smooth with a clear matte finish thanks to its purifying therapeutic Tea Tree and Lavender essential oils which combat the bacteria that contributes to irritation and occasional blemishes.

Or, you can check out our Soothing Moisturizer that contains several active components that target itchy, red or problematic skin caused by chronic low grade micro-inflammation and resulting in a deterioration of DNA and proteins as well as accelerated aging. This daily-use cream offers significant anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory benefits which help to protect the skin and boost radiance. This moisturizer is perfect to say bye-bye to the painful winter weather, and hello to healthy, supple skin!

Check out all our moisturizers here, and find out which best suits your skin type!

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