Winter season has its own perks with the trend of not leaving your blanket until it’s too late, drinking hot chocolate, sipping coffee and then buying gifts for the upcoming festive of Christmas. But along with all these mood uplifting tricks and merriment, we should also consider Winter Skin Care in this season.
Taking care of your skin especially in the winter days is very important because during the winter days our skin tends to become dry and hence moisturizing it is necessary.
Since the winter season has already arrived the time to wrap yourself within the blanket and being late in the morning is usual for everyone. It’s the best season to watch your favourite series along with sipping coffee with your favourite person or a book, isn’t it?
Moreover, people having dry skin needs more moisturizing and also winter creams.
The cells of our skin tend to dry up which is basically due to less humidity and gives an unwanted whitish effect which looks very unattractive.
It makes our skin look pale and lustreless.
So, here are some tips on how to take care of your skin on the winter days.
1. Drink plenty of water-
As I mentioned earlier the winter air has comparatively less humid and hence the skin gets dehydrated.
In order to maintain the glow of the skin and also for the proper functioning of the body, you should keep yourself hydrated.
This avoids dry and chapped skin.
2. Night cream
You can use night cream throughout the year but it is more important in the winter nights because our skin cells need more regeneration during the winter.
And this extra moisture through this night cream can really trigger the regeneration and make your skin healthy and better.
If you don’t use night cream you can replace it with essential oil.
But you should choose it wisely taking note of what are you allergic to.
Mostly they are available for all types of skin and due to its antioxidant properties, it keeps your skin healthy.
In winter the dead cells need to be sloughed off or else the moisturizer will not enter in the skin. So, to remove this plenty of dead cells you should use an exfoliating mask.
Baking soda which is the main content of the exfoliating mask gently removes the dead cells.
After using it always put moisturizer on your skin as it makes the skin even smoother.
You can also make an exfoliating mask in the home by different ingredients such as baking soda, honey Vitamin E oil, cinnamon and milk.
4. Change your cleanser
They are extremely drying to the skin.
So, if you don’t have an option to stop using it at least switch to a better product that does not have a sinister effect on your skin.
Use cleansers that are more hydrating and also contains mainly moisturizing ingredients.
And after cleansing always use a hydrating toner and a moisturizer otherwise the skin will dehydrate.
5. Apply sunscreen
It might sound a bit odd that why we emphasize applying sunscreen in the winter days, isn’t it?
Well even in the cold dreary days of winter the UV rays can penetrate the clouds and still cause damage to your skin.
So, before you go outside always apply a moisturizing, broad spectrum of SPF 20 or even higher than that to all exposed parts of your body.
6. Use DIY masks
They can be used to obtain glowing skin.
Your skin will just look flawless after using homemade masks in winter and as they are chemical-free there is nothing healthier than this for your skin.
Some of the common face masks are: Aloe Vera face mask(Aloe Vera gel, milk cream and turmeric), Tomato face mask(tomato juice and buttermilk), honey and milk face mask, olive oil face mask(olive oil and cosmetic clay), orange face mask(orange peel, sandalwood powder and rose water) and many more…
As you can see the ingredients are easily available so you can prepare any one of these and start using regularly.
7. Coconut oil
It is a true friend in the winter days.
Organic coconut oil is a very effective product.
As your hair becomes dry and brittle coconut oil helps in restoring the moisture. It works as a conditioner and hence helps in getting frizz-free hair.
It can be also used in the DIY mask as mentioned earlier to restore hydration.
You can also apply it to your dry lips to reduce the drying effect.
8. Use lukewarm water
I know it is very tempting to go for hot showers in the winter days but they dry up our skin more quickly thus causing cracks in our skin and winter eczema.
Instead, you can use lukewarm water to clean your face or even take a shower. And after taking a shower to apply moisturizer immediately.
This prevents dryness and keeps your skin at its best condition.
9. Wear comfortable clothes
You should choose the fabrics wisely in winter.
Wool and rough fabrics might cause irritation to dry skin.
As the winter skin is very fragile always wear something which is soft and has a neutral effect on your skin or else the fabric might trigger itchiness.
You should also wear gloves or mittens to protect the hands from the chilly winter air.
10. A proper diet
Consume a lot of veggies and fruits as they will keep your skin nourished.
Limit caffeine and alcohol as they dehydrate your skin.
In the winter days, your skin and body need an exceptional amount of vitamin and antioxidants which you can easily receive through cherries, grapes, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
You can also have pomegranate juice and have omega-3 supplements.
Fatty fish and flaxseed can also be consumed which will provide the building blocks to keep your skin smooth.
This is all you need to know about taking care of your skin in these days.
So, be happy and keep glowing.!!
– Written by Annasha (Intern at BoldBlush)
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