It’s Getting Colder: How to Take Care of Your Skin


Cami Deakins (Senior), Editor

The weather in Indiana is unpredictable to say the least but one thing is for certain, it gets really cold during the winter and that means dry skin. Everyone has a different morning or night routine to get ready or relax after the day. So, what’s the best way to take care of your dry skin?

“I always make sure my showers are cold because it’s better for your body and hair. I also use lotion after my showers because my skin gets very dry,” said senior Michelle Horvat.

Health care professions noted on a few tips to help prevent or minimize dry skin during the winter.

You should:

  • moisturize right after washing/showering
  • apply sunscreen daily even though it’s not the summer
  • use overnight treatments
  • adjust your skincare routine for the winter
  • use a humidifier to add moisture back into the air
  • use exfoliants and scrubs
  • use a lower temperature in the shower
  • stay hydrated.

“I feel like I’m pretty good at limiting the amount of dry skin I get in the winter, especially because I wear a lot of clothing layers. But, when I do get dry skin, I use a certain Jergens lotion that I feel moisturizes the best and I pay more attention to my skincare routine,” said junior Alexandria Barr.

Everyone’s body is different; while some have insane amounts of dry skin, other people may have none. It is best to try to understand your bodily needs and what works best for you. Some popular lotions for curing dry skin include:

  • Gold Bond Ultimate Healing
  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
  • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing
  • Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Body Lotion
  • Neutrogena Moisturizing Sheer Body Oil-Lotion
  • Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream
  • Jergens Ultra Healing
  • Nivea Moisturizing Cream

“I love the winter because I like to focus more on my skin and taking care of it. Skincare is one of my favorite things to do and during the winter I have to do a lot of it,” said freshman Leila Richards.