The first thing we think about when planning a trip to a cold destination is how to fit all those winter clothes in our luggage. Yes, staying warm and looking good when we’re doing it is definitely important. We do, however, tend to forget about protecting one of the most important parts of our body: our skin.
As a frequent traveler, my skin goes through a lot of climate change and dryness, especially from all those long flights with dry cabin pressure. I’ve developed a skincare routine that is pretty simple to use no matter which destination I’m flying to.
Essential tips to take care of your skin in the cold:
1. Stay hydrated
This sounds pretty simple, but more often than not, we don’t drink enough water. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day can help rid your skin of toxins. Your skin will also have a more radiant glow if you stay hydrated.
2. Moisturize at least once a day
I have to admit, I used to skip this step until I realized how important it is. My skin was suffering from dryness until I decided to use the Lubriderm Daily Skin Moisturizer on a daily basis.
The Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion moisturizes skin for 24 hours, so by using it once a day I protect my skin from the harsh cold weather.
The best way not to skip this step is to keep your moisturizer next to your bathtub. Once you finish your shower, it’s actually the best time to apply moisturizer all over your body, because it helps seal the dampness into your skin. Use the Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion liberally every time your shower or take a bath.
What’s great about it is that you can see effective results within just one week of use! This rich, creamy lotion is clinically shown to provide relief for extra dry skin, making it healthier-looking and more resilient.
Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion, a winter solution that works for everybody is available at Walmart for $6.97.
3. Don’t turn up the heat
It’s best not to overdo it with the heating indoors, because high temperatures tend to dry out your skin even more. Try to keep your room as cozy as possible without turning up the heat too much.
4. Take extra care of your hands
Our hands are the most exposed parts of our body in the cold. I always apply Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion on my hands every 5 to 6 hours in the winter to avoid cracked skin. I keep a bottle handy not just in the shower, but next to my workstation too.
5. Use natural soaps
Chemical soaps can be really harsh on your skin especially if they’re combined with the cold. It’s best to use natural soaps as much as possible and don’t forget to moisturize right after.
This post is in partnership with Lubriderm, but as always all opinions mentioned here are my own. I would never recommend a product that I don’t love and use personally.