The winter can be harsh on your skin. It can damage the cells on your face if you are not careful. Most people don’t connect their daily health routine to the quality of their skin, but it is important to connect the two.
The way you feel is important and the quality of your skin matters. Winter skin can be hard to manage, it can become dry, uncomfortable and even dull.
In the winter months, most people spend a lot of time indoors with forced-air control and heating. To get soft, glowing skin, consider trying some of these tips.
Use a Humidifier
Running a humidifier inside of your home can help in many ways. If you have seasonal allergies it can help prevent bacteria back up in the home which can reduce sneezing.
For dry smooth skin it is essential to apply moisturizers. Take care of you skin by taking care of your home. When your home is hydrated your skin will be too.
Eat Hydrating Vegetables
When it is cold outside, many of us naturally eat more warming foods. These foods are not always healthy. Comfort foods like Macaroni and cheese can contribute to breakouts and blemishes. Instead reach for more hydrating foods like vegetables and fruit. Make an effort to eat more raw foods especially throughout the cold winter months. The vegetables have high water content which can help keep you hydrated. Eating foods that are high in water content can also help improve your oral health. The water in the foods can help wash away food particles and bacteria build up, which in turn can reduce calories,” says Dr. Bruno da Costa, a dentist in Beaverton.
Brush Your Teeth
Taking care of you teeth is important, and brushing after every meal can help you have a healthy face. By taking care of your oral health many people often take care of themselves in other ways. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily helps people become aware of what they eat and the amount of food they eat. Making healthy food choices can help impact your skins health.
Drink More Water
It is important to stay hydrated during the winter months. If you are tired, sleepy or lethargic you could be dehydrated. Many people do not drink enough water in the winter months, this is because of the weather and our bodies tend to go into hibernation mood. Taking care of your face and skin health starts with what you put into your body. Drinking more water will help freshen your breath and increase your mental awareness, says
Dr. Roane, a West Linn dentist.
Taking care of your health can be easy in the winter when you practice these safe tips.