Save your skin from getting dry and cracked with these skin care tips
Ahaa!! Winters are finally here. While we love those cold chilly nights when we are cozying up in our sweaters with a mug of hot chocolate, it is our skin that’s getting the most damage during the winter season. The chilly weather robs our skin of natural moisture and plumpness and makes it dry and flaky if it isn’t taken proper care of. The good news is that your skin can become supple and plump if certain winter skincare rules are followed to the T.
Read on to know 10 simple, skin experts approved tips for glowing winter skin.
1. Humidify Your Room
Stop suffering from dry indoor winter air and invest in a humidifier. Since the air outside is pretty dry which leads to parched skin, stuffy nose, dry throats, and humidifying homes can replenish moisture in the air. You can even use DIY humidifiers to replenish your homes with some moisture for example
• Placing some plants inside rooms can greatly help in humidifying rooms.
• Place a fish tank in your home.
• Boil water and let the steam humidify.
• Spray water on curtains
2. Not Applying SPF Is A Skin-Sin
Come winters and people would halt using sunscreens under the misconception that there is practically no sun exposure. But that’s not the case. An SPF is extremely important inside and outside the home, as important on sunny days and on chilly winter days. Forgetting Sunscreen is a cardinal skin sin. Are we being dramatic? No! why because 90% of your sin aging comes from sun exposure. An SPF will sit on the surface of your skin acting as a protective barrier against the sun, so you should always apply it last.
3. Keep Your Skin Routine Minimal And Consistent
One of the trends that going to reign in the year 2022 is skinimalism. Do you know why? Because people are realizing that less is more and playing with your skin with layers of actives and oils will strip your skin from natural oils and result in clogged pores. The only skin routine that’s real and dermatologist-approved is a consistent cleanser, toner, and moisturizer (CTM routine). Do amp up your skin routine with a good Vitamin C and retinol for more targeted skin issues.
4. Eat Oil Rich Food For A Replenished Skin
According to Ayurveda, During the chilly and dry season of winters, a diet replete with fats and oils will ensure a warmer, nourished, and moisturized body. Fresh coconut, almonds, avocado, olive oil, ghee, fish, and more offer good and healthy fat. Make sure your diet follows good fat and oil to help the skin look young and beautiful.
5. Do Winter-Proof Your Skincare Routine
Look for products that are rich in moisturizing ingredients or more technically termed, humectants. One of the superstar ingredients is Hyaluronic acid that is said to hold up to 1000x its weight in water so choose products that contain hyaluronic acid. Other ingredients are glycerin and ammonium lactate because these can actually pull moisture to your skin.
6. Book In For A Facial
According to skin experts, the skin cells regenerate every after 4 weeks so it is often advised to go for exfoliating treatments and superficial peels. Other than winter-proofing the skincare routine, regular hydra facials should be done on a routine basis. Regular facials will help to keep your skin clean, clear, and hydrated while maximising your everyday skincare regime.
7. Keep Yourself Hydrated
Normally, during the winter season, the water intake drops and thirst diminishes as the requirement drops. Ensure you remain hydrated this season. Rely on natural food intakes like water or fruit juices, for example, lemon, cucumber, watermelon as well, if need be. However, bear in mind that the water should be lukewarm and not icy cold as it can adversely affect your body.
8. Shower With Lukewarm Water
Yes, it is very tempting to take a hot shower during the chillier months. But this might be stripping your skin from natural moisture and making it drier and flakier. For better skin throughout the winter, try a lukewarm shower between 10-15 minutes. Gently pat yourself dry after every shower and don’t forget the moisturizing cream!
9. Exfoliate To Clear Away Flaky Skin
Dead skin cells often pile up on hands and face during the chilly winter season. With the dead skin in place, one cannot effectively apply moisturizer because it just won’t absorb into the skin. Here comes the importance of exfoliation why because it helps improve the efficacy of moisturizer. So be sure to get exfoliation at least twice a week.
10. Moisturize Your Lips
Make sure your lips are sealed with an effective ointment at all times, particularly before eating and drinking, as some foods, like tomatoes, can irritate chapped lips. Licking lips will result in what is called Lick Eczema and lip balms should be used to treat and moisturize lips at all times.