The much-awaited winters are finally here. Winters are a source of excitement but when it comes to skin, it is the time of the year when you experience dull, dry and rough skin. This is because of the fact that dull and harsh weather results in low humidity levels and dry air which can cause troubles for people with sensitive skin.
To add more to the misery, Indoor heaters further kill the moisture in the air. Moisture is like oxygen for skin, scarcity of which can result in death for your skin. So, it is time for you to some take extra care of your skin by following basic guidelines that will help your skin to keep glowing even in this chilly weather. Combat dry winter skin with the following natural beauty tips for retaining your skin’s moisture.
Wash your face with lukewarm water
It may sound very basic but exfoliating your skin regularly is one of the most effective ways to get rid of dead cells. Wash your face every now and then as it keeps the body cells hydrated and it allows moisturizer to penetrate the skin better. Excessive exfoliation also promotes cellular growth by allowing new, moist skin cells to surface. The newly formulated cells are deeply drenched in moisture helping your skin stay hydrated longer.
Moisturize, Moisturize and Moisturize. In the battle against dryness, moisturizer is the ultimate missile in your arsenal, so don’t forget to moisturize your skin regularly. It is a good practice to use moisturizers that contain traces of natural moisturizing ingredients such as vitamin E, shea butter or any other element that will keep your skin protected from the effects of winter. Instead of some thick cold creams, you can use almond or extra virgin olive oil as a moisturizer.
Apply a Hydrating Night Cream for the Face
For someone who has a natural dry skin, it is a good practice to use a night cream as it slowly penetrates the skin while you sleep and moisturizes the deeper surfaces for lasting moisture the next day. However, for this strategy to work, you must use a targeted night cream that contains reparative and regenerating ingredients, like avocado oil and olive oil.
Be Careful With The Cleansing
Be very careful while cleansing as it generally tends to dry out the skin. After cleansing, make sure that you don’t leave your skin naked for more than 30 seconds, as this can dehydrate it, leading to increased roughness and dryness. As soon as you are cleansing, apply a toner and moisturizer to lock in the moisture.
Hydration starts from the inside out. According to some reports by Canada’s Food Guide, one should consume at least 30 to 45 mL (2 to 3 tbsp.) of unsaturated fats and oils every day and you should aim for about 9 to 13 cups of water. Regular and plentiful water consumption improves during winter will improve the color and texture of your skin by keeping it building new cells properly.
These are some handy tips that can help you get through the harsh winters while giving you a glowing and happy skin.