A Water Softener Can Keep Your Skin Soft in the Winter

September 15, 2023by Five Star Plumbing

Dry skin in the winter can crack and bleed. It is also extremely itchy. There are ways you can keep your skin soft and supple during the winter months. One of the things you can do is call us so we can install a water softening system in your home. This will keep the water soft and prevent the minerals found in hard water from drying out your skin. Here are some other things you can do.

Take Cooler Showers

Few things feel better than a hot shower on a cold winter day. The problem with this is that the water temperature dries out your skin. It is better to take warm showers in the winter to prevent drawing all of the natural moisture out of your skin. If you take hot showers, you will damage the skin. In addition, hot showers can also dry out your hair and nails.

Moisturize Afterward

When you get out of the warm shower, apply moisturizer all over your body right away. You want to do this while your skin is still moist from the shower. The moisturizer traps the moisture that is on your skin to keep your skin conditioned and soft. If your skin is still dry, rethink your moisturizer. You may need to change lotions to a heavier lotion for the winter.

Use Nighttime Lotions

Another thing that you can do is apply a nighttime moisturizer at night before you go to bed. Do this for all of your skin, not just your face, neck, and hands. Nighttime moisturizers lock in moisture while you sleep. They also work to repair the skin from its daily damage. You will wake up with skin that feels much softer than you would if you didn’t moisturize.

Drink Plenty of Water

It’s also important to take care of dry skin from the inside. Many people do not drink as much water in the winter as they do in the summer. You may not feel thirsty. This being said, it’s important to drink plenty of water to remain hydrated. Your skin will thank you.

Finally, as we mentioned in the introduction to this blog post, we can help. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a water softening system. This system will remove the drying minerals from the hard water and leave you with water that is soft and excellent for your skin. You’d be surprised how much of a difference a water softening system will make in the winter.

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