Yikes! Your skin and lips have taken a beating all winter long and now it’s time for some serious spring skin maintenance. Read on to find out how to fight your post-winter dryness and SHOP for products to sooth your skin!
When temperatures are still fluctuating between hot and cold, it’s easy to be stuck in a dry-skin rut. Skip the scaliness with these tips and tricks from top dermatologists and shop products to ease the itch.
“Dryness occurs due to the loss of moisture and the harm that cold weather can bring to skin. Once skin is damaged, it is even harder to retain natural moisture and this leads to even further problems,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger, founder of FixMySkin balms and LovelySkin.com.
Dermatologists say you can start healing your dry skin as soon as you hop out of the shower.
“It is important to avoid very hot water and to try to minimize exposure to water as much as possible. Additionally, when showering, towel dry by patting rather than rubbing the skin,” Dr. Schlessinger says.
Although you want to avoid taking too many baths and showers, it’s important to drink water and stay away from caffeine, which can by very dehydrating — even to your skin.
“Many of us like our hot tea and coffee during the winter months, but it is also important to continue drinking water to keep our skin and lips hydrated,” says Board Certified Dermatologist Amy Taub, MD.
So if you find yourself in this dry, irritating situation, click on the gallery above and start shopping NOW to have fresh and smooth skin for spring!