How The Winter Weather Ages Your Skin

How The Winter Weather Ages Your Skin

As Boston residents, we’re no strangers to cold winters. Between wearing extra layers of warm clothing and making a few additional coffee and hot cocoa runs, you know how to keep warm and protect yourself from the bitter cold.

The thing is, you could actually be aging yourself while trying to stay warm. There are more than a few ways winter weather ages your skin.

Dry Air Means Dry Skin

You may love the feeling of cranking the heat up at home, but the warmer the air is, the dryer it is, too. That’s typically why you wake up in the morning with chapped lips and itchy, dry skin. If you don’t moisturize your skin to keep it hydrated, you can appear to have more wrinkles and flakey dull skin, both of which make you look older.

Invest in a good quality chapstick and a humidifier to combat dry air and its aging effects.

Winter Sweets aren’t So Sweet

Holiday cookies and warm winter cocktails may taste great going down, but they’re not going to seem as great when you see their effects. Alcohol dehydrates you, drying out your skin — not to mention it gives you a worn, tired appearance when you’ve had one too many cocktails.

And all the sugar in your favorite winter sweets can damage proteins that your skin needs to protect it from the sun, which brings us to our next point.

Tanning Ruins Your Skin

We know that you’d love to have a sun-kissed glow year-round, but for your skin’s sake, don’t go tanning during the winter months. It’s one thing to get a little tan during the summer, but at least you’re more likely to wear sunscreen.

The UV lights in those tanning beds can do an awful number on your skin, leaving you with wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging skin — not to mention it increases the risk of skin cancer. Forget tanning and opt for a spray time or good bronzer instead.

Looking to protect your skin from the winter cold and get the youthful appearance you’ve always dreamed of? Head over to {Sub:BusinessName} for the best treatments and care in the Boston!

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