Is it winter season now? Then, your skin needs a little bit extra care.
In winter time days are shorten and the temperature dips. Moisture in the air is scarce. There also scarcity of moisture in your skin.
Whether you live in America, Europe, Asia or Africa your skin will be attacked by the cruel winter. Your skin needs a little care and you have to change your routine in winter time.
I know changing habits is not easy at all. But if you know a little about how skin functions in the winter and change a few habits (only a few habit), you can have a supple and healthy skin.
Here are some steps that you can take to protect your valuable skin. You have to remember, you’re not only protecting your beauty you’re protecting your body’s largest organ. Try to follow the below tips to normalize your skin during the winter season.
1. Drink a hot glass of water with lemon juice
Your body and skin need moisture. Starting your day with drinking a hot glass of water with lemon juice will assist your body to regain moisture and help to remove toxins from your body. So, first step is – Drink. To hydrate your body and offset the lack of humidity drink plenty of water.
2. Avoid Alcohol, Coffee, and Tea and don’t smoke
Alcohol, coffee and tea dehydrate the body so quickly. Instead of these, intake hydrating beverages like lemon or lime juice or eat more foods with high water content.
Don’t smoke. No need to say about negative health effects of smoking.
3. Brush your dry skin with a skin brush
Before your daily bath or shower brush your dry skin with a skin brush. This will remove dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin that cause your skin to look rough and flakey. This is really helpful for your body.
4. Take short lukewarm showers
Don’t take long, steamy showers. Keep your showers short and make sure they’re warm not hot. Hot water will actually dehydrate your skin and also hot water removes the skin’s natural oils more quickly than warm or cold water. Use mild soap and you can add some bath oil to the water. Pat gently yourself dry afterward with a towel but don’t rub.
5. Use Moisturizer cream
Apply moisturizer cream to your entire body after shower to lock in moisture. Moisturizer cream helps your body to lock in some of the residual moisture. And don’t forget to reapply moisturizer cream when ever you wash your hands and face.
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6. Use Lip balm
Lips don’t contain any oil glands, so they dehydrated more quickly and easily. A lip balm with shea butter, cocoa butter can be a good choice. A waxy lip balm will keep your lipstick in place and seal in moisture. Use lip balm when you think necessary.
7. Use humidifiers
If you are in your bedroom or living room, run a humidifier to add moisture to the air. Indoor heating tends to dry out the air; a simple humidifier can add moisture easily to the air.
8. Use sun block
If you spend time in outdoors activities use sun block. Even though it’s winter, ultraviolet rays can be particularly intense on a clear winter day. Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15, with UVA and UVB protection. Don’t forget to reapply often
Exfoliate your skin at least twice a week to remove dead cells and allow the skin to absorb extra moisture. Give extra care for your flake and cracked heels as they are more sensitive in the winter. For hand and feet exfoliants read Cocoa Butter Body Scrub for Your Dry Skin.
10. Get enough sleep
Simply sleep. A good sound sleep helps the body replenish energy. Your body oxygen levels will increase if you get enough sleep. Your skin will look much better after a good sleep. Proper sleeping reduces stress and makes your body healthier and that shows in your skin.
Wish these skin care tips for winter will help you through the whole winter. And if these will not work than feel free to call a dermatologist.