HOW BATHING + COLD WEATHER AF­FECTS YOUR SKIN

TOP 4 TIPS TO PRO­TECT IT

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Step 1. Bath time

Rub some co­conut oil on your skin be­fore you climb into a warm bath. You can also add a few drops of bath oil to pre­vent mois­ture loss.

Step 2: Cool it!

Be sure the wa­ter isn’t too hot, and re­duce your shower or bath time to be­tween five and seven min­utes to avoid strip­ping nat­u­ral oils from your skin. Gen­tly pat your­self dry.

Step 3: Mois­tur­ize

Hot wa­ter evap­o­rates quickly, which may cause skin to crack. When that hap­pens, nerves are ex­posed to air, which cre­ates that “win­ter’s itch” sen­sa­tion. Lock in post­bath hydration—and pre­vent crack­ing— with mois­tur­iz­ers.

Step 4: Wait a sec!

Wait 30 min­utes af­ter wash­ing your face or bathing be­fore head­ing out­side. When you come in from the cold, splash your face with cold wa­ter as the sud­den change in tem­per­a­ture can burst sur­face cap­il­lar­ies.

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