By Priscila Campbell
**Winter weather often makes it difficult to have glowing skin for the holidays. The combination of lower humidity, increased winds and cold temperatures create a bad environment for your skin, often leaving it dry, dehydrated and more susceptible to damage. So protection is critical to healthy skin. What you need is a strategy. And we have the perfect approach for you just in time for the holidays.
Here are 4 Tips for Healthy Skin in the Cooler Months:
• Look for topical products that contain glycerin, jojoba, Shea butter, as these are ingredients that are shown to hydrate cells internally, in addition to water. Apply moisturizers that contain both humectant ingredients to draw moisture into the skin and occlusive ingredients to trap it within.
• Use moisturizer with or on top of it a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or greater every day, ALL YEAR.
• Use a cool mist humidifier indoor to increase humidity levels.
• Maintain water intake, even though the weather is cooler Yes, you do need to drink pure water, 8 glasses will do it. There is even a free cool phone app that will help you keep track of how many you drink in a day and reward you with a healthy, motivational tip to boot! Go here to read a review and download.
Feel free to give us a call at The Skin Care Professionals for a complimentary consultation. 214-390-0011 (Photo by Darwin Bell on Flickr)