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Winter Skincare: Small Steps, Big Impact

 

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” Well, we truly abide by this phrase as winters bring out the best of white beauty. However, we do miss the destruction unleashed by the cold, chilly climate on our skin. Since, the cold and dry air takes the common dampness of the skin away, leaving the skin red, bothersome, and aggravated which only increases when we use winter’s solaces’ like blowers, heaters, etc.

Don’t worry!! Just follow these simple tips to battle the dry winter skin and keep your skin moisturized and hydrated:

#1 Eat Right & Stay hydrated

Hydration is the essence of gleaming and healthy skin. Dry air can easily dissipate the skin’s dampness during winters. And to compensate for this loss, it is essential to include seasonal fruits and veggies in your diet. Keep your diet enriched with omega-3 or omega- 6 fatty acids which can be found in flaxseed oil and fish oil.  Healthy and hydrated skin will help in maintaining clear skin, thereby fighting against ageing. Get a humidifier for your home if need be and keep your skin moisturized.  

#2 Avoid excessive exfoliation

Exfoliating is the way to dispose of the dead cells from your skin. However, during the chilly winters, the skin is already sensitive and therefore, extra precautions are needed while exfoliating. Try limiting exfoliating your skin to once every week. Also, remember that exfoliating in accordance with your skin type is very crucial. If you have dry skin, keep it light and for oily skin, exfoliating once a week is advisable.

 #3 Lower the thermostat!

At the point when it gets crisp outside, the principal thing we do is turning up the room temperature. Even though it causes us to feel comfortable yet the warmth is pretty harmful for your skin as it prompts a dry skin, killing off the skin moisture. Try maintaining a cool and comfortable thermostat temperature to get the best out of your skin.

#4 Limit your shower time

A nice hot shower is undoubtedly enticing when the temperature is plunging. But if you love your skin, you ought to dodge this irresolute rival as it dries your skin rapidly by ripping off the basic essential oils which are required to hold the dampness and delicateness of the skin. To make sure that this isn’t the case, try using lukewarm water to shower. Once you’ve had your shower, apply moisturizer to keep your skin soft and hydrated.

#5 Say Hello to natural cleansers

Most body cleansers these days carry ingredients such as additives, foaming chemicals, and scents that can result in dry itchy skin as they upset the pH level of the skin. Always go for sulfate and scent-free cleansers which scrub the skin delicately without drying it out.  Moreover, limit your cleanser/soap use in winters to evade significant skin issues.

#6 Moisturize often

During winters, the skin need extra care, unlike summers where the skin can work with just moisturizing once a day. But when the winters arrive, the skin needs proper moisture to ensure a happy glowing and hydrated skin. It is, therefore advisable to regularly use moisturizers and other skincare products to keep the skin hydrated. Fight the cool dry breeze outside by moisturizing and nourishing your skin.

#7 Do not ditch the SPF

Winter may be dark with the sun not shining too brightly however the harmful UV rays still penetrate the clouds to reach your skin and harming it.  Use sunscreens with SPF (sun protection factor) before you expose your skin to the harmful UV and keep your skin healthy. Put on your sunglasses as direct exposure can even result in dark spots and other skin issues.

Let the winter come!! All you need is to follow these simple skin hacks to get a happy glowing and moisturized skin.