"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
But we must be prepared for each season, for the sake of our skin. On that note, let’s get cracking at tips, tricks and ways to soothe your skin during the harsh cold.
Did you know that due to the low humidity and dry air levels, your skin is deprived of moisture, which can lead to cracking and bleeding of the skin and lips? If you think that hot showers are your answer to this problem, think again. Because it will further rob all the moisture from your skin.
What can you do then? For soft, hydrated and smooth skin; follow our winter skincare tips today!
Ditch the hot showers
We know exactly how comforting hot showers are, but they are equally harsh for your skin. What you should do instead is step into a lukewarm bath. This way it won’t burn your skin or rob it of moisture and you won’t be freezing too!
Use a serum
If there’s one skincare routine step you shouldn’t miss, it is this! During winter, it is important to fight anything that might cause your skin to stretch or get fine lines and wrinkles. Work on your skin with the easiest step – use a serum that’s perfect for the winter season – let it be part of your routine, no matter what the season.
Now, more than ever, you must moisturize your face and body. As soon as you step out of the shower, apply a moisturizer so that you can seal the moisture. Using a moisturizer that has natural ingredients will do you good, as they will also soothe your skin while hydrating it.
Drink loads of water
Yes, even during winters, you need to keep your body hydrated. Why, you ask? Because the air is drier in winter, which leads to water evaporating from your body. So, even though you may not feel very thirsty, it is very important to have loads of water. Try having infused water with cinnamon and apples, if you like. Using a humidifier at home or at least in your bedroom may also be a great idea to restore the moisture levels for your skin.
Use mild products
Be gentle on your skin, especially when the weather is this harsh. Check the ingredients mentioned on the products you purchase and opt for ones that have natural ingredients. Mild products that will care for your skin are the true heroes this winter.
Protect your skin
Make the most of your winter wardrobe. Use your gloves, scarfs, and caps to protect your face, while layering all those sweaters, so your skin is not exposed to the cold. Even though the sun rays might seem very inviting, don’t forget to wear a sunscreen or cover your face, because the UV rays can damage your skin.
Don’t exfoliate unnecessarily
Even though exfoliation helps get rid of the dead cells, you shouldn’t overdo it. Especially if you have extremely dry skin. Exfoliating once a week can work, but remember to use the right products and to be extremely gentle with your skin.
Lips and feet
Use a lip balm at least a couple of times a day. This will help keep your lips moisturized throughout. Don’t forget to care for your feet too. Give them a nice scrub, apply a moisturizer and wear a pair of socks before you hit the bed!
Eat right and exercise
Working on your winter body is very tempting, but you’ve got to remember to eat right for the sake of your health. For healthy skin have fruits that are filled with antioxidants like strawberries and have loads of healthy soups and salads too. Pump up your spirits and get your blood rushing by exercising at least thrice a week!
Don’t let the cold air get to your skin and make it itchy. Fight severe dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis by following the right skincare routine this winter. Share with your friends and family too, after all, it is the season of spreading joy and happiness!