HOW BATHING + COLD WEATHER AFFECTS YOUR SKIN
TOP 4 TIPS TO PROTECT IT
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.