The winter weather can be tortuous on our precious skin. Cool wind outside combined with the dry air inside can suck the moisture out of your skin, leaving you with dry, dull, and itchy skin.
The weather outside may be unsightly, but your skin doesn’t have to be. Here are 4 tips to get soft, glowing skin all winter long.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Our skin has a higher tendency to become dry and dull-looking in winter. Moisturizing is one of the best ways to combat dryness.
Maintain soft, healthy skin by moisturizing immediately after washing up, especially your hands. Keep a bottle of lotion or moisture cream in the bathroom and use it every time you wash. Apply moisture to damp skin for better absorption.
Oil-based moisturizers are the best choice for winter. The oil will create a protective layer on the skin and retain even more moisture.
When the temperature dips below 70 degrees, our skin becomes dry and flaky. While moisturizing can help combat dryness, it is best to exfoliate first. Not only will it help get rid of excess dirt your cleanser can’t remove, it will also slough dead skin cells.
Since you’ll be using lots of lotion in winter, you want to make sure you maximize its power. Exfoliators improve the effectiveness of moisturizers.
Avoid hot showers
A hot, steamy shower is just what we need to stay warm and toasty during the winter months. Aside from keeping you warm and toasty it also helps relieve tension and soothe stiff muscles. Despite these benefits, we do not recommend bathing with hot water.
Hot water can rob your skin of its moisture, leaving your skin dry, cracked, and irritated. To avoid stripping as many oils away from your skin, bathe with lukewarm water instead.
Hydrate from the inside out
Your skin is a reflection of your overall health. If your skin is soft, smooth, and glowing, that means that are pretty good shape.
Water can do amazing things, not only for your skin, but for your overall health. Well hydrated skin looks dewy, smooth, and supple. It also helps your skin maintain elasticity and reduce wrinkles. Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, appear duller while making your pores and wrinkles appear more prominent.
Aim to drink 2 liters of water a day. It will make your skin look soft and glowing, it will ensure the proper functioning of your body’s organs. Remember, everything starts from within.