Top 8 Tips To Get Rid Of Winter Skin
Winter temperatures are not the best for the skin: travelling from outside in inclement weather and cold, to dry air and heating, causes damage to our skin, in particular those exposed to the elements, namely the face. So with winter in full force, let us explore a suitable skin care regime.
1. Water Temperature!
Skin damage such cracking, redness, itching are often worsened during winter by too hot showers and aggressive detergents.
Wash your face with lukewarm water. Try and not have your showers and baths too hot as it will cause the skin to become dehydrated.
2. Moisturize, Hydrate, Moisturize
We know that our skin needs hydration, this is especially so during the cold winter months. Remember, to moisturize every time after you have washed and dried your face gently.
3. Choose The Most Suitable Cream Carefully
Learn to read cosmetics labels carefully: on the market there are many products with petroleum-based ingredients, they must be avoided in winter months as they can dry the skin even more. Excellent products containing natural oils, such as jojoba, chamomile and lavender are far more suitable and kinder to our skin.
4. Protection As A Priority!
To protect the delicate skin of the face and hands, remember to always wear gloves and a scarf when leaving the house to provide protection from the wind, rain, cold and snow. Remember that sun protection is just as essential in the winter months as in the summer.
Humidifiers are a beautiful gentle way to love your self during these cold winter months. Heating systems dry out the air and, consequently, our skin: this is why it is a good idea to keep a humidifier at home, especially in the bedroom.
6. Drink Lots Of Water
In winter, we tend to drink less water and prefer tea, herbal teas and other hot drinks. We must always stay hydrated. If you are struggling with consuming cold water, try some hot water with lemon.
Often in the winter months one forgets to regularly exfoliate the skin: this activity is essential throughout the year to eliminate dead cells. It is essential to also exfoliate your hands, perhaps by choosing an ad hoc mask to use once a week on your face and hands?
8. Change Your Detergent
Some detergents, such as those that contain glycolic or salicylic acid, tend to be a little too harsh and dry out the skin. For winter skin care, it is preferable to choose a more delicate detergent for use immediately after a good moisturizer.