Winter may have got you layering up your but don’t forget to pay close attention to your skin too. The chilly, dry climate can leave the skin damaged, cracking and so very painful.
Cold weather and low humidity levels typically result in dry air conditions that could be harsher for people with sensitive skin. Indoor heaters may further rob the moisture in the air, as do hot showers. So, it is time to take extra care of your skin and follow basic routines to keep your sensitive skin glowing even in this chilly weather.
In this article, we have listed 7 top tips you can follow to keep your skin super happy during winter.
Use lukewarm water to shower and wash your face
Hot showers dry your skin quickly, and if you do not moisturize it immediately, your skin can develop cracks and winter eczema. Once you have taken a lukewarm shower, apply a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid and ceramides. This will keep the moisture barrier intact and prevent dryness.
Choose products wisely
The key to healthy and glowing winter skin is using mild skin care products. Choose cleansers that contain moisturizers to avoid stripping your skin of its natural moisture barrier. If you have acne or breakouts, use products containing ceramides, hyaluronic acid, hydration serums, and glycerin to help in repairing the moisture barrier of your skin.
Avoid masks and peels, astringent lotions, and any product that contains alcohol as they make your skin dry during winters.
Drink lots of water
The body feels less dehydrated in winters, which is why we don’t feel like drinking water as often during this season. However, we lose water from our body in so many ways without realising; hence it is important to load up on water even during cold winter days. Replenish your system and get a glowing skin without having to worry about dullness anymore. Have lukewarm water with a dash of lemon juice to get the best results.
Replenish your skin at night
If you wish to see a healthy skin, you must not forget to replenish it at night when you are resting for about 7-8 hours. Indulge in deep moisturizing with oils before you sleep so you can wake up with a beautifully supple skin.
Try Natural Skin Care Ingredient
Homemade skin care masks and face packs using natural ingredients protect your skin from chemical exposure. Ingredients like honey, jojoba oil, avocado oil, aloe vera, and banana help in maintaining the moisture levels of your skin, prevent skin issues, and keep you glowing.
Cleansing is important, but right kind of cleansing is more important
Cleansers generally tend to dry out your skin so choose them wisely before applying. After cleansing, do not leave your skin naked for more than 30 seconds, as this can dehydrate it, leading to increased dryness. As soon as you are cleansing, apply a toner and moisturizer to lock in the moisture. Also Read: Homemade 6 Face Packs, Toner & Cleanser!
Do not exfoliate much
Exfoliating the skin helps in getting rid of dead cells. But you have to be careful during winters because your skin barrier is already compromised due to the dry and cold weather. And you don’t want to lose it with excess exfoliation. Exfoliating your skin once a week is fine – this helps in boosting skin regeneration and better product absorption. Also, you should exfoliate depending on your skin type. If you have very dry skin, avoid exfoliating at all. If you have combination and oily skin, once a week is fine.
Do you have any special winter skin care secret? Share it with us by leaving a comment in the comments section below. And keep following us for more such tips and hacks. Till then, stay healthy and keep glowing.