5 Reasons (Other Than “It’s Winter”) Why Your Skin Might Be Dry

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It’s easy to blame dry or irritated skin on the winter weather, but there may be other factors at play. Here are some reasons your skin might be unhappy and what you can do to fix it.

You Need More Vitamin C

Vitamins, particularly Vitamin C, are essential for healthy and happy skin. Having an orange a day can help your skin produce more collagen, which is what makes young skin look so radiant.

You Take Too Many Baths

Too much hot water combined with soaps can lift the protective layer of your skin. The same goes for hot showers. As comforting as they are, don’t overdo it if you want your skin to stay happy. And when you do, moisturize straight after.

You Are Dehydrated

Drinking more water helps pretty much every aspect of health. If you are dehydrated, your skin will suffer. 6-8 glasses a day is recommended.

You Need More Sleep

Not getting enough sleep has many negative effects on your face beyond dark circles beneath the eyes. Your body makes collagen while you are sleeping so if you don’t get enough rest, your skin will slugger.

You’ve Ditched Sunscreen

Over summer, wearing sunscreen was a given. Now that the weather has cooled down, Factor 30 may have slipped to the back of your closet. Even though it’s cold, the sun rays are still beaming UV rays onto your skin. Protect it.