Love to opt outside all year round? After a humid summer with oppressive heat, winter running is a welcome gift. Cooler temps and snowy landscapes beckon me outside to run. While many runners focus on skincare in the summer months, winter skincare is just as important. Check out these top winter skincare tips for runners who love the outdoors. (This post contains affiliate links)
Top Winter Skincare Tips For Runners Who Love The Outdoors
Winter outdoor endeavors can pose their own challenges however, skincare does not have to be one of them. Adopt a few of these strategies and you are on your way to happy and healthy running all winter long.
Sunscreen-is it really necessary?
Yes, yes, and yes. Snow and ice can reflect the sun’s rays and damage skin. Skin can be more sensitive and drier in the wintertime making it more susceptible to damage. Consider a moisturizer with a built in SPF. Sport specific facial sunscreens that are sweat resistant are also a great option.
Long hot post run shower?
Not so fast! While a long hot shower after a cold run might be super tempting, it is very drying to winter skin. While it is suggested to shower immediately after your run to avoid clogging your pores, try to limit your exposure. Consider laying off harsher exfoliants and opt for a moisturizing cleanser.
Sensitive skin on the lips can get windburn and chapped very easily. Protect them with a lip balm that contains SPF like this or this. Want a little color? Try this lip balm with SPF and a tint of a hue.
Give yourself a hand
Frequent hand washing and winter weather can cause super dry skin. Moisturize before and after your outdoor run with a petroleum-based balm like this. Pro tip: Apply a liberal amount to your feet, layer on socks, and sleep your way to smoother feet.
Humidify your room
Sleeping with a humidifier during the winter can help keep your skin better hydrated.
Opt outside all winter long with these top Winter Skincare Tips for Runners. Happy Running!
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