Don’t Know How To Take Care Of Your Skin In Winter? This Is What You Should Do
Winter is the season of joy, celebrations, and happiness, and we love how cozy and comfortable warm blankets and sweaters make us. But, all of this comes with a lot of problems. Dry and flaky skin, chapped lips, irritation, redness all over the body, and so on are just to name a few. This happens due to the drop in temperature and humidity, and this makes it all the more important to take care of your skin.
If you are one of those who use indoor heaters, then it’s about time you break that habit. This ‘winter comfort’ is doing you more harm than good as it sucks out your skin’s moisture and leaves it dry.
The skincare products that you have been using in the summer season don’t work at all during winters, so it is important to stock up on winter essentials and follow a proper routine to save yourself from the incoming winter havoc.
Here is how you can keep your skin moisturized from head to toe:
Drink lots of water
When the winds are cold outside, we often forget to keep ourselves hydrated. The low humidity strips off the moisture from our skin, and this results in dry and dehydrated skin. No matter how much moisturizer you slather, only water knows how to fix your dehydrated skin. So, always keep a reusable water bottle with you. Instead of drinking lots of water at once, keep sipping it throughout the day to retain the moisture. You can indulge in hot, warm teas to ensure hydration.
The feeling of hot adrak chai in winters just feels different!!
Avoid hot showers
Noooo, why would you say that???
Believe me, it hurts putting this but we can’t avoid the truth, can we?
We all have been victims of enjoying a hot, long bath or a shower when it’s cold and chilly outside. No matter how relaxing it is, it slowly takes away the natural moisture and leaves your skin drier than before. Have a shower with lukewarm water and always moisturize immediately to lock in the moisture.
Lather your moisturizer
Moisturize after a shower, moisturize before sleeping, moisturize during the day, to sum up..just MOISTURIZE!!
Moisturizing is one of the most important things to do in winter to take care of your skin. It keeps your skin hydrated and ensures that there’s no ripping off of natural oils.
Look out for ingredients like Shea Butter, Hyaluronic Acid, Coconut Oil, Cucumbers, Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter, Ceramides, and Jojoba Oil in moisturizing creams.
Switch your products
It’s time to switch!!!
You cannot use the same products that you’ve been using in the summer months for winter. Switch your lighter moisturization to a rich cream-based moisturization and Coconut Oil to Almond Oil for nice and healthy hair.
Winter care essentials
It’s important to stock up essential skincare products for winter like a gentle cleanser, moisturizing body lotion, body butter, almond oil or castor oil for healthy hair, nourishing face cream, lip balm, and hand and foot cream to protect your skin from getting dry.
Do a simple skincare routine
It’s not necessary to follow a 12-step elaborated skincare routine in winter. A simple yet effective skincare routine will do equal wonders to your skin because efficacy is what matters the most.
Just make sure you have a cleanser, exfoliator, toner, serum, face mask, under-eye cream, moisturizer, lip balm, and SPF from good and reputed brands and that you incorporate them into your skincare routine. Apply a lot of moisturizers before you go to sleep.
Don’t forget to exfoliate
Be it summer or winter, exfoliation is a part of all skincare routines. No matter what your skin type – dry, dehydrated, oily, combination, and normal, everyone needs to exfoliate. It removes all the dead skin cells away and allows your skincare products like serums and moisturizer to seep right through into it.
Protect your Under Eye Area and Lips
The area under your eyes and on the lips is the thinnest and it becomes necessary to keep them nourished throughout the year.
Your lips become chapped during the dry winter season, and the application of lip balm keeps them nourished and hydrated. Don’t forget to apply under eye cream every night before sleeping to minimize dark circles, fatigue, signs of stress, and aging.
Sunscreen?? Yes, Sunscreen!
The second you read this point, a thought would have occurred in your mind, “Sunscreen in summers is a necessity, but why do I need to apply it during winters?”
The main role of sunscreen is to protect the skin from harmful UV rays from the sun. It doesn’t mean that it isn’t harmful in winters. So, always use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or more to shield your skin against radiation, free radicals, and premature aging.
Listen to your skin!!!
Winter might be termed as your skin’s enemy, but that doesn’t mean you’ll let it win against your skin! Follow the above-mentioned tips and incorporate a healthy diet full of green leafy vegetables and fruits rich in Vitamin C, A, E, and Omega 3 to keep your skin glowy and hydrated from within.