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How to Protect Your Skin from Indoor Heating

Winter is here, and you can’t pass up on a nice dose of heating, but how does your skin feel about it? 

If you’ve noticed redness, dryness, or you just feel uncomfortable, it might be precisely because indoor heating is on.

Turning on a blast of dry air that basically seeps all moisture around you can’t do your skin any favors.

Does that mean you have to be cold to restore your skin to normal hydration levels? Not at all; you just need a good coping strategy to keep wrinkles and redness at bay.

Here is what you need to do so winter won’t become an unfriendly season for your skin:

1. Use a humidifier

This step is essential to bring back lost moisture in the air you breathe. Your skin will start glowing again once there is more humidity around instead of a constant supply of hot, dry air.

Have the humidifier on all day, preferably one in every room. If you don’t want to cover the whole house surface, make sure you keep a humidifier in your bedroom at all times.

Sleeping while the air gets moisture will help you wake up refreshed and full of energy.

2. Use moisturizers with shea butter

This one ingredient will help rescue your skin even when it’s already very dry, and it’s hard to smile. Shea butter is great for your face and hands, and it should become your best friend once temperatures drop.

3. Wear gloves when applying hand cream

Sometimes it’s not enough to simply apply a bit of hand cream for severely dry skin. Use spa gloves to make sure the moisture barrier stays where it’s needed.

Do you have any other tips for avoiding red or dry skin in winter?

© 2022 Amy Christie

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