Winter is here and what comes to mind is lounging around in pyjamas while drinking a cup of hot cocoa. But aside from this, there’s something else that comes to mind when you think of the cold days ahead… having dry and chapped skin. And now that winter is coming, we can’t help but stress about having these skin problems.
If you are one of the many who wants to maintain a healthy and vibrant skin this winter, read on. Follow these proven ways how to take good care of your skin, especially now that the weather is starting to get colder.
Moisturize Now More than Ever
It may seem like an obvious skincare suggestion, but a lot of people forget to Moisturize in their skincare routine, especially during winter. As the weather gets colder, the skin starts to lose its radiance. Dryness, redness and soreness of the skin are signs that you need a deep skin moisturizing treatment.
Using skin moisturizers will help your skin stay as supple and soft as possible. So it is very important to invest in a richer moisturizer during the colder months. We suggest that you could also apply a rejuvenating night cream in the evening to help the skin recover from harsh exposure from the cold weather.
Coconut oil is also a good moisturizer if you prefer to go natural. Rub some coconut oil directly on your face, feet, hands or any part of your skin that needs moisturizing. Argon oil and jojoba oil are also good natural moisturizer alternatives.
Exfoliate but Don’t Overdo
Regular exfoliation helps restore your skin’s glow. The build-up of dead skin cells results in dull skin and clogged pores and this eventually results to breakouts and acne. Regularly exfoliating help get rid of the dead skin cells and help your skin absorb moisture, leaving your skin brighter and clearer.
However, keep in mind that over exfoliating is also not good for the skin. Exfoliating skin once a week is enough to shed off dry skin, even in this colder weather.
Hydrate the Skin
Staying hydrated is important regardless what season it is. Good hydration provides lots of health benefits and that includes benefits for the skin. When we drink water, we do not only satisfy our thirst but we also help hydrate our skin. A well-hydrated skin has better moisture resulting in a softer and more radiant skin.
Though we prefer hot drinks in the winter, we should not skip the recommended daily water intake. Drinking enough water helps regulate your body temperature. This means that pore shrinking is reduced, thus having a dry and itchy skin is less likely to happen.
Eat Healthy: Veggies, Fruits and Omega-3 Fats
Applying skin moisturizers is a good skincare routine. But you can also boost achieving a radiant skin this winter from within. You can buy advance moisturizers and rejuvenating creams, but nothing moisturizes your skin better than from the inside.
To do this, make it a point to eat healthy even when it’s freezing cold. Eat vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin A, E and C. Also, include meats rich in omega-3 fats in your diet. This means eating fish, turkey, chicken, and eggs. You may also take food supplements to boost your vitamins and minerals intake. The skin needs as much vitamins and minerals to keep a healthy and luscious skin.
Keep Your Body Warm
With all the essential skin care products and supplements, we’ve recommended this winter, keeping your body warm is one more thing that can help you take good care of your skin.
Wearing the right clothes is vital, not just to battle the cold weather, but also to keep a healthy skin. The cold wind is a major factor that often strips of the skin’s natural oil, leaving it sore and dry. Coats, hats and scarves keep your body warm and also protect your skin from dryness. So we suggest you invest in quality winter clothes.
Like when you are out in the freezing cold, the skin is also susceptible to dryness when you stay indoors these cold months. The warm temperature indoor also strips the moisture off from the air and may lead to skin dryness and redness. We suggest you consider using humidifiers during winter. Humidifiers replenish the air moisture indoor that is lost due to heating.
More often than not, people stress about buying multiple advanced moisturizers and doing complicated skin care routines for winter that actually do more harm than good. You just need to stick to traditional/proven ways with one good Moisturizer to take care of your skin this cold season and stick to a routine that works for you.