Winter Skin Care
How to Take Care of Your Skin as the Weather Cools.
By Amanda Harvey
If you’re in the central Arizona area like the home of the DeVita offices, winter is finally starting to show its face here in the Valley. If you’re in other parts of the country (or the world), you may have already seen snow! It’s important to take care of our skin differently in cold weather than during the summer and spring months. Be sure to follow these crucial steps to ensure your skin stays in peak condition all year long:
- Hydration is important year-round. You may notice the skin on your hands and elbows become cracked and sore during winter. It’s essential to always have a hydrating lotion close by – whether it’s in your purse or backpack, at your desk, or in your car. Keep DeVita’s Shea Butter Brulee with you to combat the winter frost. While it may seem more crucial in the colder months, it’s important to hydrate your skin every day.
- Cover up. Protect your skin from harsh winds and freezing temperatures by staying warm and bundled. Apply lotion to your legs, feet, arms, chest, and neck before dressing to ensure the moisture stays locked in and your skin doesn’t dry out underneath your layers.
- Be extra aware of your face. Your face is one of the most sensitive areas of the body. Take extra care of it by applying moisturizer and sunscreen daily even in colder months. Although it seems counter-intuitive, the sun’s harsh rays can still cause sunburn and sun damage even in winter. Use DeVita’s Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30 every morning to keep your face protected.
- Reduce redness. The winter cold can cause redness and inflammation. To combat these issues, use DeVita’s Capillary Support Serum that discourages redness while promoting new cell turnover and capillary wall strength.
Amanda Harvey earned her BA in English Literature from Arizona State University in 2013. She has worked as an editor at several Valley publications and is currently in an editorial marketing role at a local technology start-up. Her passions include buying local, sustainability, animal advocacy, and the craft brewing scene.