Winter weather in Lubbock, Texas, can wreak havoc on your skin. The air loses most of its moisture, and without this natural moisturizer your skin can turn into a scaly, alligator-like condition. But don’t fear. You have plenty of options when it comes to making your skin as healthy as possible during the colder months. With proper home humidity, skin care, and hydrating, you can avoid itchy, scratchy, uncomfortable skin.
Proper Home Humidity
Although outdoor humidity can fall to levels that can impact your skin, you have full control of it indoors. According to the EPA, indoor relative humidity should range between 30 and 50 percent. However, you can’t keep the humidity at this level without a bit of help. With products like the Performance Fan-Powered Humidifier or the Performance Steam Humidifier, you can keep your humidity levels at the optimal levels without a second thought.
When the weather gets cold in Lubbock, you don’t often think about reaching for a glass of water like you would during summer. However, without proper hydration, your skin can dry out quickly. If you’re cold, a cup of hot water with lemon and honey should warm you from the inside, while also keeping you hydrated and improving your skin.
You can also carry over this hydration to your diet. Many fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, cantaloupe, kiwis, cucumbers, and carrots are full of water and vitamins, giving your skin just what it needs to stay healthy.
Moisturizing is second nature to many people, but when winter comes, you have to take your regimen to the next level. The best time to put on some lotion or moisturizer is right when you hop out of the shower, which helps seal in the dampness. In addition, you may want to moisturize overnight, which helps retain moisture, especially in dryer areas like the knees, elbows, and face.
You can do many things to improve your skin during the winter, but without the right home humidity, it’s an uphill battle. For home humidifier installation and other indoor air quality considerations, call BTAC today at 806-589-1014.
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