5 Tips for taking care of your skin during winter !!
Cold ,dry air can leave your skin itchy ,red and irritated. Combat dry winter skin with these tips for retaining your skin's natural moisture.
When the winter winds blow, here's what you can do to keep your skin moist and supple.
Winter can wreak havoc on your skin making it dry ,itchy and irritated. And it can feel like there's no escape: Cold, blustery conditions outside can leave your skin feeling raw, while indoor heat zaps moisture from the air and from your skin.
Even the things that make winter wonderful such as sitting by a roaring fire, can dry your skin.
And though taking a hot shower might seem like a good way to warm up hot water dries out your skin by stripping it of its natural oils.
But there are many simple ways to combat the causes of dry winter skin and help keep your skin feeling moist and supple all season long, including some easy changes to your everyday routine. For example, after taking a not-quite-so-hot shower, "blot skin dry and apply a thick moisturizer within a few minutes after bathing to seal the water into the skin.
1. USE LUKEWARM WATER:-
It is very tempting to go for hot showers when the temperature id dipping. But if you love your skin, avoid them. Instead, 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 moisturizer that contains hyaluronic aid and ceramides. This will keep the moisture barrier in act and prevent dryness.
Be it inside your home or outside, the air is drier in winter. And as a result water evaporates from your body easily. Hence, you need to keep your skin hydrated.
3.DO NOT EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN A LOT:-
Exfoliating the skin helps in getting rid of dead cells. You have to be careful during winters because your skin barrier is already compromised due to the dry and cold weather. Exfoliating your skin once a week is fine- this helps in boosting skin regeneration and better product absorption.
4.FOLLOW A DAILY SKIN CARE ROUTINE:-
It doesn't need to be elaborate. Here's a very basic and simple skin care routine that anyone can follow to keep their skin happy during the winter. Cleanse your skin once or twice a day preferably in the morning and before going to the bed. After washing your face in the morning apply a light daily moisturizer to lock the moisture in. And at night use a heavy moisturizer or overnight cream. This should be done on damp skin because just washed skin absorbs moisture better.
Yes! I know its hard to leave the warmth and coziness of the blanket behind and get moving on a chilly winter morning. But do it if you love your skin. Exercise will pump up your heart rate, which in turn pumps more blood to your organs and skin.
During the winter the oil and sweat glands in your body and the blood vessels constrict a bit. This makes it hard for your skin to keep itself healthy and glowing naturally, and that's why it needs your help.
These tips are not difficult to follow, and you can easily include them in your daily routine.
If you have any special winter skin care secret share it with us by leaving a comment in the comment section below or by sending it over our INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK accounts directly....Till then stay healthy and keep glowing.
Do follow us on INSTAGRAM as:- @the_blogging_soul
Don't forget to like our Facebook page:- THE BEST LIFESTYLE BLOG