How to Have the Best Year Yet With Smoother, Moisturized Skin

January 15, 2018

skin care Chevy Chase MD Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s finally time to face the cold, winter weather without all of the added magic of holiday lights and Christmas music. And with the frigid Maryland temperatures comes a host of skin problems including dry, chapped skin. Rather than spend another day feeling uncomfortable, try using these tips to keep your hands and face moisturized for the rest of the season.

Drink More Water

Just in case you are looking for yet another reason to drink more water think of your skin— especially your lips. Remember that your skin is your body’s largest organ and as such, it gets much of its moisture from the inside out, which means that if your body is more hydrated, then your skin is likely to be as well.

Use Body Cream

You don't’ need to go out and buy a specialized hand cream or anything fancy to keep your skin moisturized. In fact, we recommend getting a big jar of Eucerin, Cetaphil, or Cera Ve (all of which are fragrance-free and dermatologist recommended) and keep it by your bathroom sink or nightstand— that way you will remember to put it on your hands and body before bed and after you wash your hands.

Be Mindful Of the Hand Washing

Although we have talked about the importance of drinking water to stay hydrated, be careful with the water that you are putting on your skin. And even though it is cold and flu season and you want to wash your hands a lot, too much hand washing can dry your skin out. As a suggestion, try either getting a moisturizing hand soap or try keeping a hand lotion by your bathroom sink.

Having dry, chapped skin is one of the worst parts of the winter season. To make sure that your skin stays hydrated, use the tips listed above all winter long. To learn more about how you can take better care of your skin, contact Chevy Chase Dermatology today!

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