Winter Skin Care Tips for Aging Skin

These winter skin care tips will help your skin feel softer and more hydrated even during the colder winter months. While many people suffer from dry winter skin, it can be even more of a challenge for those that are aging due to hormone changes. If you typically have dry skin in the winter, you’re even more likely to suffer from dry winter skin once you hit perimenopause. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Winter Skin Care Tips for Aging Skin

 

Winter Skin Care Tips for Aging Skin

Somewhere between 40 and 58, most women begin the process of perimenopause. Perimenopause is the stage “leading up to” menopause. Your cycle is less regular and eventually, it will disappear completely. You are officially in menopause when you have not had a cycle for twelve months. This change is the result of hormonal changes which also impact the formation of collagen which is necessary for healthy skin. Here are a few things that you can do to care for aging skin the winter.

Cover Up

To help minimize the impact of cold winter air on your skin, be sure to cover up when you go outside. Wear gloves or mittens to protect your hands and a scarf to help protect your face and neck.

Drink Water

Water is important for so many different areas of your health but it’s very important for healthy skin. Make sure that you are drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. I keep my water bottle on my desk so I remember to drink throughout the day.

Essential Fatty Acids

Increasing your intake of essential fatty acids can help your skin look younger and retain moisture. You can increase your intake of Omega-3s by eating more walnuts, salmon, sardines, flax, and safflower oil.

Remember Sunscreen

It’s equally important to remember your sunscreen in the winter as in the summer months. If you’ll be spending any time out in the sun, don’t forget to wear sunscreen. That means before you head out to go skiing, sledding with the kids, or shoveling the driveway, remember to apply a sunscreen that is SPF 15 or higher.

Moisturize Regularly

Your regular summer body lotion may not provide enough moisture during the dry winter months. In the winter, I use a body butter like The Healthy Body Butter from Lavanila Laboratories. This is an all natural, lightly scented butter that absorbs instantly for deep hydration. It uses 100% pure shea and cocoa butters along with antioxidants goji berry and kakadu plum.  The Healthy Body Butter is available in a variety of different scents including Vanilla Lavender which is my favorite. Look for them online or at stores like Sephora.

What are your favorite winter skin care tips?

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Comments

  1. I think covering up, especially your hands and neck, cannot be overstated enough. I zip up my jacket around my neck and wear a scarf so the sun’s rays don’t age my skin around the neck area. I’m pleased with how nice my neck still looks but I’m pretty obsessive about taking care of my skin. I do need to increase my healthy fats–always a struggle. The walnuts sound like a good suggestion. Thanks for the motivation!

  2. I think essential fatty acids is one area where I could bump it up. We love salmon but only have it every few weeks or so. I love it so much, so I think I need to buy it more often.

  3. During these cold and dry winter months my skin really suffers also. I use body butters and lotions all the time.

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