Would you love to be a “Winter Wonder” with amazing skin?
Would you love to have smooth, soft and supple skin during this harsh season?
Would you like to know how to overcome these setbacks affecting your skin?
Well here are some amazing easy to follow tips to help you: –
1. Wash in Lukewarm Water
Hot showers and baths always make you feel good in the winter. However, avoid using hot water to wash your face or hands. Always choose lukewarm water to avoid stripping the natural oils away from your skin.
2. Moisturize Immediately after bath or shower
Moisturizing right after you shower or bath helps retain the balance in your skin. Always keep a body cream at ease reach in your bathroom for ready use. The dampness in your body enables quick absorption to your skin.
3. Choose Moisturizer Carefully
Always use an all-natural moisturizer. Some over-the-counter 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.
Use gloves and scarves to protect skin from cold winds, rain, and snow. Don’t forget the sunscreen. Winter sun can be just as damaging as summer sun.
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 during winter as heating during winter dehydrates the skin.
6. Drink loads of water
As the weather is so cold, we tend to drink loads of hot drinks during winter. Water is a healthier option as it hydrates from the inside, out. A little warm water with lemon is so refreshing and also makes water more palatable to drink.
7. Using a Heavy Night Cream
Using night creams enable the skin to absorb the moisture and repairs the skin while you sleep. Night creams also have a heavier composition and properties that help aid deep moisturizing.
8. Exfoliate with a scrub
Dead cell build-up during winter is unavoidable. The dryness in the air and heating is one of the main causes for dead cells. Finding an exfoliating scrub to use on your face and your body, as well as gently on your lips, helps rejuvenate the skin while moisturizing it.
9. Avoid Toxins, Specifically Allergens and Irritants
In winter, your skin tends to get more fragile, so avoid irritating fabrics (like wool) and chemical-laden detergents, and use mild cleansers and moisturizers designed for sensitive skin.
10. Hydrate from inside out by Food
Eating foods high in water content can help hydrate your skin from the inside out. Taking vitamin C and zinc helps support the healthy production of collagen and elastin. Omega-3 supplement, flaxseed and consuming more fatty fish gives your skin the building blocks it needs to appear supple and smooth.
11. Change Your Cleanser for winter
Cleansers can be extremely drying to the skin. If you’re used to using options that contain glycolic or salicylic acid, rotate with a more hydrating version that contains moisturizing ingredients. Using an oil-based cleanser is a great option for extremely dry skin. After cleansing, don’t leave the skin naked for more than 30 seconds, as this can dehydrate it, leading to increased dryness. Apply a hydrating toner and moisturizer to seal in moisture.
12. Use a mask
Hydrating masks can provide needed moisture in the winter months. Use natural mask with ingredients like aloe vera, cocoa butter, kaolin to name a few. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it away with warm water. Hydrating mask helps deep cleansing, aid blood circulation, unclog pores and finally for better absorption. Always use an exfoliating scrub first followed by a hydrating mask.
Finally, to attain beautiful skin throughout the seasons, one must always cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin twice a day. Every night, a night cream before bedtime. Twice a week using an exfoliating scrub and hydrating mask.