Protecting Your Skin from Extremely Cold Temperatures

by Richard Maloney

How to Protect Your Skin from Extremely Cold Temperatures

Our new year is off to a frighteningly freezing start. How is your skin handling it so far? If you have noticed that your facial skin feels much dryer than usual, you are not alone. Freezing temperatures and extreme cold can wreak serious havoc on it. The good news is that you can combat the brutal temperatures with protection for your skin. Here are some skincare tips to keep your skin smooth and soft this winter.

Tip #1: Moisturize Your Skin At Least Twice a Day.

First and foremost, keep your skin moisturized. Skin needs this to thrive. Cold dry air, wind, furnaces, crackling fires in the fireplace – all these things can literally deplete your skin’s moisture, leaving it dry and dull. Not only will your skin look dry, it feels itchy and irritated. And if you experience skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, the cold, dry weather will make it even worse.

The best way to combat these things is a good skincare routine. Keep it moisturized at least twice a day. A high-quality moisturizer, like Signature Skin’s Revitalizing Moisturizer, soothes skin, protects it from drying out, and repairs damage at the cellular level. It also contains anti-inflammatory ingredients that can ease the discomfort of dry, itchy skin.

Tip #2: Protect Your Skin When You Go Outside.

Even if the weather is extremely cold outside, you may need to venture out in it for work, school, or to run errands. When you do, keep your skin well-protected. Cover up with hats, scarves, etc. to reduce or prevent skin damage. Staying outside too long in extreme temperatures can lead to frostbite. While this is most common in your extremities like fingers and toes, you can also experience frostbite on your face. So, keep it protected.

Tip #3: Replenish the Moisture in Your Home.

If your skin feels dry, you can help it recover by replenishing the moisture in your home. Use a humidifier, especially at night while you sleep. This will also help protect your skin from drying out during cold, harsh temperatures when your home’s heater is running at full blast.

Fortunately, in most cases, these extreme temperatures do not last for long periods of time over winter. However, even average cold temperatures this time of year can still cause damage to your skin.  Keep it protected this season, and all year, with a good skincare routine that includes moisturizing it twice daily with a high-quality product like Signature Skin’s Revitalizing Moisturizer.