In the winter, there is more wind and the temperatures drop. There is also less moisture in the air, which is exactly why our skin is raked across the coals during the winter months.
Here's a few tips to help you decrease your chafing this month.
1. Avoid lipstick
Lipstick can dry out our lips. Switch to chapstick instead.
2. Drink more water
Because we're not outside, sweating like we are in the summer, and because are activity levels usually decrease with the colder weather, we sometimes forget to drink enough water during the day. Make sure to get plenty of water. Your skin and lips will thank you for it.
3. Use a humidifier
Because there is less moisture in the air, using a humidifier when we sleep or even in regularly frequented rooms of the house is a great way to balance out the dry air.
4. Wear protective clothes outside
Keep the wind off your skin by wearing gloves, scarves, coats, and hats whenever outside.
5. Keep your skin moisturized
Applying moisturizers more often during the winter months to help decrease dryness, cracking, and overall roughness of your skin.