Hey everyone.. 🙂
I hope you guys are enjoying winters.. Because nothing is more relaxing than stretching yourself out on an overstuffed chair with a blanket and a steamy cup of coffee/tea and watching tv or reading a book in winters. Winters are beautiful with all the snow, boots, coats, scarf’s etc.. but also winter is the time when our skin does not like to cooperate with us. As the days are getting colder it is better to change our skincare routine to keep your skin soft and glowing in winters.
What actually happens to our skin in weather like this ??
Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. So you are more likely to experience dryness and flakiness during this month.
But don’t worry you can prevent your skin from getting damaged from these simple methods
USE LUKE WARM WATER
Hot showers and baths always feel good in the winter, but choose lukewarm water to avoid stripping as many oils away from the skin.
MOISTURISE JUST AFTER WASHING
Your skin not only needs more moisture, but moisture right after you wash. Applying moisture to damp skin helps seal that dampness into the skin. Keep a bottle near the bathtub, shower stall, and at every sink and use liberally every time you wash.
CHOOSE YOUR MOISTURISER CAREFULLY
Some moisturizers have petroleum-based ingredients that can actually further dry your skin in the winter months. Be sure to choose a smart formula that has natural, nourishing ingredients. Go for an oil-based rather than a water-based solution, as it’s more likely to help your skin retain moisture in the winter
Get used to wearing gloves and scarves to protect skin from cold winds, rain, and snow. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen. Winter sun can be just as damaging as summer sun.
Glycerine is easily available and is used to solve various dry skin problems. It is a natural moisturizer and helps to restore hydration of the skin, making it soft. Wash your face and pat it dry, Dip the cotton ball in the glycerin and apply on the face
Heating systems dry out the air, so consider installing a humidifier in your home, particularly in your bedroom, to put moisture back into the air and help prevent your skin from drying out.
Dryer areas like hands, feet, elbows, and knees have thin skin and tend to lose moisture faster than other areas on the body. Use a deep moisturizing lotion at night, then wear cotton gloves and socks to seal in the moisture until morning.
We often forget to help the skin to get rid off dead cells in the winter, particularly on our hands. Yet moisture can’t get in if the dead cells are too plentiful. Find an exfoliating mask and use it on your face and your hands, as well as gently on your lips, then follow immediately with moisturiser to truly see a smoother difference.
DRINK MORE WATER
We tend to drink less water in the winter because we turn to hot drinks like cocoa and tea, but don’t forget that your skin needs hydration from the inside, out. A little warm water with lemon can be very refreshing and hydrating at the same time.
Also eating foods high in water content can help hydrate your skin from the inside out. Try watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, oranges, kiwi, and watery veggies like celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and carrots.
Make sure you’re getting enough vitamin C and zinc to support the healthy production of collagen and elastin. Also consider an omega-3 supplement, or consume more fatty fish and flaxseed to give your skin the building blocks it needs to appear supple and smooth.
I hope these tips will be helpful for you. If you have other tips for pampering winter skin please share them with our readers in the comments below.
Be Happy, Be yourself… 🙂