Winter months usher in with weddings, holidays, parties- a season full of celebration! So, you have to look your best and be ready for the fun and exciting days ahead. However, the cold winds and dry winter air makes it difficult to maintain that glowing and hydrated skin.
The drop in temperature and less humid content in the air accelerates the damaging of skin impacting the skin elasticity and accelerates the signs of aging like appearances of fine lines or wrinkles.
Fortunately, there are some open secrets that can help you get rid of the wrath of these skin troubling winter elements. And, trust me winter favors no one- each skin-type faces their fair share of troubles.
A lack of nourishment both on the inside and the outside can lead to skin troubles. So, you must have a skincare routine for winters. Remember, the skincare routine for the winter and summer months is different in several ways.
Ready to explore the tips for your skin?
Drink Lots Of Water
First and foremost, drinking water is an advice for all year round. But, it is important when you are under the hold of the winter months. The reason is simple because the cold temperature does not entice you to drink enough water and you end up dehydrated not only on the inside but also on the outside. And, dehydrated skin can welcome a lot of more troubles like itchiness, flakiness, etc.
However, some say that drinking water does not have any effect on your skin as it synthesis inside the body! But, remember, that your body is made of 70% water and it needs to constantly replenish the water content in order to maintain the health of the skin. Your skin should be healthy as it is the first line of defense.
Therefore, drink water regularly and maintain the body’s hydration level. If water sounds boring, then you can indulge in herbal tea, or juice, or have some fruits that have a high water content, etc. There are really some tasty and juicy ways to replenish the water level in the body.
Choose A Cleanser Carefully
Even though you feel that your skin is dry, you cannot skip on cleansers. Winter months are accompanied by cold winds, and these cold winds are denser compared to the normal or warm winds. Thus, they carry more dirt, pollutants, impurities in them and it lingers in the environment longer.
Besides this, as the cold wind blows and comes in contact with your skin, all the environmental pollutants settle on your skin making it appear dull and unhealthy. Therefore, in order to get rid of that grim dirt, you need to use a cleanser.
A mild cleanser once every two or three days is enough to clean your pores during winters.
Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly
Even though mild cleansers can clean your skin and pores, you still need to exfoliate your skin to get rid of that dead skin layer along with the adamant specs of dirt that embed in your skin causing damages. Thus, exfoliation is necessary. It not only gets rid of the dead cells but also helps in regenerating new ones.
Indulge in nature-origin ingredient loaded scrub that helps in improving the blood circulation, boosting skin cells, and we also have hydrating properties. Besides buffing away the skin, they even nourish and replenish the health of the skin to make it smooth and plump.
Apply Ultra-Hydrating Moisturiser
It is important to moisturize your skin during winters due to the obvious reason of experiencing dryness. Also, staying indoors won’t help your skin to get the moisturization it needs. You should make sure that the moisturizer is water-based or a little heavier for your skin to keep skin hydrated. Use an Ultra-hydrating moisturizer try using the moisturizer immediately after your bath to retain the natural moisture of the skin too. It will help in preventing the skin from the damages like the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, etc. If required, you can apply the moisturizer to the face twice a day.
Replenish Your Skin At Night
You have applied moisturizer during the day, so what about the nighttime? During the night the skin is at rest and not fighting the environmental aggressors. Therefore, it is the perfect time for you to help your skin get rid of the signs that cause aging resulting in the formation of wrinkles, and fine lines.
When you take your 7 to 8 hours of sleep, you can indulge in a routine for a deep moisturization on the skin to wake up to healthy, glowing, and radiant skin. Use a night cream loaded with natural ingredients and free of chemicals to nurture your skin with the best of the nutrients.
Do Not Lick Your Lips
No matter how tempting it is to lick your lips, just do not do it! This is a season for dry and chapped lips, and it can only be maintained if you have a soothing and hydrating lip balm. Licking your lips in order to keep them wet does more harm than good.
Preferably, you can use a lip balm that has tea tree oil or natural ingredients that can heal the cracks on the lips. And, there is no limitation to its use! As soon as you feel that your lips are dry, apply a good layer of lip balm.Applying a lip balm not only keeps it hydrated, soft, and supple but also can protect the lips from harmful environmental aggressors like the Sun rays from causing lip burns. Therefore, lip balms in the market also have SPF in them. So, choose your SPF for your lips.
Keep The Showers Short And Sweet
Nothing is more tranquilizing than a hot water bath in the winter months. But, bathing for too long in too hot water can strip away the natural oil from your skin. Even more so, your skin can develop several other issues like acne, pimples, irritation, etc.
A warm water bath helps in making the skin healthy, hydrated, and protected. Take short and sweet water to remove the irritation of the skin. But, do not forget to moisturize immediately after your bath and lock in the moisture.
Protect From The External Elements
Winter is comparatively harsher on the skin compared to the summers. Wear smart clothes to protect your skin during the winters. Remember, at times, applying that hydrating lip balm and moisturizer might not be enough, so got to wrap yourself up! Make scarfs and gloves an essential part of your dress-up to protect your hands and the delicate neck area.
However, do not wear clothes through which your skin can’t breathe. Otherwise, you will end bring more damage instead of helping the skin. There are several brands and fabric-types that can be worn during the winter months to protect the skin’s moisture.
Sunscreen Is Not Only For Summers!
Sun is equally harsh during the winter as it was in summer. The UV rays from the Sun enter the skin cells causing an alteration inside that leads to photoaging. Prolonged exposure to the sun accompanies a lot of skin troubles like sunspots, tan, and in extreme cases skin cancer.
Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has abundant natural SPF ingredients to safeguard your skin, nourish it, and prevent skin aging at the same time. Moreover, sunscreen should be free of toxic chemicals that can invite skin issues rather than repairing and preventing them.
These are some secrets for having better skin during winters. So, play your cards right by adopting good and winter compatible skincare products. Have a skin you always dreamt of throughout the season.