How To: Have Smooth Skin All Winter

December 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm , by

It’s human instinct to want to hole yourself up in a hot-hot shower for five hours when the temps outside get chilly. Warm water hitting cold skin just feels lovely (add L’Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream) to the mix and you’re in heaven). But according to Beverly Hills based dermatologist Stuart Kaplan, M.D., long, hot showers could be doing more damage to your skin than good. The longer and hotter a shower is, the more natural oil it removes from your skin, making it dry and itchy. Instead, take 10-minute (MAX!), luke-warm showers. Pat (do not rub!) your skin until it is just moist, and put on an emollient cream like Eucerin on to seal the moisture into your skin.

One Response to “How To: Have Smooth Skin All Winter”

  1. We adjust our wardrobes for the cold season every year. It’s a time when we check out our warm clothes like jackets and boots, due to this we often overlook the fact that we need to adjust our beauty routines, too. As colder months take more of a toll on our skin than we realize. Cold weather is extremely drying & damaging to our skin, due to indoor heat and outdoor wind chills, its jus like swapping swimsuits for sweaters every winter, we also need to switch up our skincare routine to fit the season.