Now we’ve covered the most common causes of dry skin in winter, we need to know the solutions. It’s not always possible to avoid the causes; so here are a few of the best ways on how to avoid dry skin in winter:
1. Limit the time and temperature of your showers: if your skin is drying out due to having hot and long showers, adapt your shower routine slightly to shower with lukewarm water. Only spend 5-10 minutes soaking and use gentler shower products that contain more natural ingredients for skin. Limiting your showers to once a day can also help to relieve dry skin in winter.
2. Treat skin gently: when you get out of the shower or bath, avoid vigorously rubbing yourself dry with your towel. This can irritate your skin, so instead, gently pat your body dry. This also applies to the rest of your skincare routine: avoid harsh scrubbing during cleansing or using rough washcloths and brushes; then make sure to apply your moisturiser using a gentle massaging action.
3. Use a humidifier: by raising the indoor humidity this can help to take care of your dry skin in winter. Placing a humidifier, set to around 60%, in the room where you spend most of your time, will raise the amount of moisture in the air and therefore help your skin to retain its moisture.