As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Likewise, the best way to cure dry winter skin is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Get ahead of dry, itchy winter skin with these tips!

3 Ways to Prevent Itchy Skin in Cold Weather

Winter Skin Tip #1: Try a Winter Facial

Believe it or not, some facial treatments can make winter skin worse. Case in point: harsh chemical peels, which can just exacerbate parched, flaky winter skin. Facials that use a lot of richly fragranced treatments should also be avoided in the winter since these can sensitize the skin. 

So what makes a good winter facial? Focus on skin treatments that imbue the skin with hydration and gently clear away dead dull skin. 

And if the cold weather is keeping you at home, you can also get similar results with a home facial. Start by using a gentle exfoliation treatment like our Perfect Cleansing Scrub, then follow with our Perfect Balancing Toner, which restores the skin’s natural protective barrier. Finish with Perfect Cream to tone, lift, and hydrate the skin. 

Winter Skip Tip #2: Treat Your Hands

If you live in a cold climate, then you know “winter hands” are a problem of their own. Besides your face, your hands bear the brunt of exposure to frigid temperatures and wind. 

To prevent dry hands in winter from occurring, make sure that you always wear gloves when it’s chilly, even if you’re just running from your car into the store! Gloves will protect your hands from some of the drying effects of winter. 

Then make sure to use a high-quality hand cream like Perfect Hand Cream. This unique hand treatment hydrates and protects hands with a combination of green tea, seaweed extract, and shea butter. Plus, it helps to reduce signs of aging on the hands like age spots. For best results, keep several bottles on hand: one at home, one in your bag, and one at work. You never know when your hands will crave some extra moisture!

Winter Skin Tip #3: Turn Down the Temperature

Long, hot showers feel amazing, but they dry out your skin. If you’ve ever experienced itchy legs in winter, you know exactly what we’re talking about. By slightly lowering the temperature of your shower or bath (think warm rather than scalding), you can help to maintain the moisture levels and health of your skin. Make sure to use a high-quality body moisturizer as soon as you step out of the shower!