If you read our last blog, you’re probably a little bit more enlightened about how you can keep your skin soft and radiant during the winter. We talked about how you should be bathing, what moisturizers to use, staying hydrated, and wearing plenty of layers. If you haven’t read part one yet, you can read it here. Otherwise, let’s get started with a couple more ways of keeping your skin healthy this winter.

Exfoliating

You may think that the only way to help with moisturizing your skin is by adding moisture with lotions, but another important piece to the puzzle is exfoliating your skin. Exfoliation will help your skin shed dead cells and replace it with moisture that will keep your skin healthy. The best way to do this is with exfoliating masks. Use it on your face, hands, and even on your lips if they’re dry. It’s important to use a moisturizer immediately after exfoliating so that you begin to replace the dead skin cells.

Avoid toxins and irritants

When it comes to skincare, sometimes the most impeding factors preventing you from attaining the perfect skin are undetectable. If you have eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis, you need to avoid anything that will trigger a reaction. Certain types of fabrics, chemical-laden detergents, and making sure you use moisturizers that were designed for sensitive skin. This can also come in the form of airborne particles or bacteria that can irritate your skin.

Eat more fruit

In the last blog, we talked about drinking enough water. Well, if you’re looking for more ways to bring nutrients to your skin, try eating fruit that’s high in vitamin C. Oranges, strawberries, pineapples and mango are all very high in vitamin C. These are also great foods to consume for maintaining healthy skin because they contain so much water that will keep you even more hydrated.

Change your skin cleanser

If you’re using a skin cleanser, you’re most likely not helping your skin. However, if you need to use a cleanser, avoid ones that contain glycolic or salicylic acid and instead use oil cleansers that will hydrate your skin at the same time.

Use sunscreen

What do you mean use sunscreen, it’s winter, right? Sunscreen isn’t just for those hot summer days, and just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you aren’t getting hit with UVA and UVB rays. Sunburns are probably the worst thing you can do for your skin, and if you’re looking to keep your skin soft and beautiful this winter, this will be sure to take you back to square one. If you’re going to be outside for an extended period of time, make sure to always wear a sunscreen that’s SPF 30 or higher.

At the end of the day, there’s nothing that can help your skin more than seeing a skin specialist. If you need to repair wrinkles, acne scars, sun spots, circles under the eyes, or you are in need of any other skin treatment, contact the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic in Minneapolis!