Most of us love this cool weather. Isn’t it? The early morning snow with a cup of warm coffee gives us tons of pleasure. We’ll also enjoy the warmness of the soft wooly jackets. Right? But to have an awesome winter, we should put some effort to care our beauty. One among them is the winter skin care. You need not invest much money in the skin care. Just follow the below basic healthy skin care tips in winter.
Tips for Winter Skin Care
The winter season is a starter of dryness, cracking, scaling of our skin. We lose our natural oils of our skin because of the cold and harsh winds. So, it is necessary for us to take the best skin care during winter. Below are some of the tips of winter skin care.
- Lukewarm Showers.
- Healthy food.
- Cover up your body.
- Night care.
Protect Your Oils with Lukewarm Showers
Cold showers in summer and hot showers in winter is a good combination, right? It feels good with the hot water bath during winters. But do you know what the hotness do to your skin? It will open up your pores. This makes way for the oils to come out. Thereby making your skin dry. But what is the dry skin care in winter?
To prevent the dry skin here is one of the winter skin care tips. Instead of hot water, use lukewarm water for washing. This prevents the loss of essential oils of your skin. Hence the lukewarm water retains your natural hydration of the skin.
Keep Hydrating Yourself
We tend to reduce the water intake during winter. Because we feel like drinking hot liquids in the cold weather. But remember the importance of water content for hydrating your body and skin too. You can squeeze a lemon in a glass of warm water is also the best way to hydrate the skin.
Also, the foods high in water content can help you in hydrating yourself from the inside. Consume the fruits like watermelon, apples, oranges, kiwi, etc. Veggies like tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, celery, and zucchini, etc.
The flaxseeds, fatty fishes, and foods with omega-3 supplements makes your skin supple and smooth during winter.
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Use of Moisturizing Skin Products
Moisturizing is important. You need to moisturize your skin. Your skin will be healthy with moisturizing, etc. are the most common words in skin care. So, you might know the importance of moisturizing your skin. Right? Not only the skin gets dried, you’ll also have dry lips if not moisturized well.
Make a habit of applying the skin moisturizer after every wash off your face or hands. But the main thing is to choose a good moisturizing lotion. Place the bottle near your bathtub, sink, shower stall, etc. the places where you wash.
Hot spicy foods in the cold weather make us feel excited. But these are the unhealthy junk food that damages our health and skin. We can’t completely avoid the spicy junk food in this season but we’ll try to rarely eat them. Ok? Let us try the natural healthiest winter foods.
- Root Vegetables.
- Broccoli and cauliflower.
- Leafy greens.
- Potatoes, etc.
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Exfoliation to Maintain Skin Health
Exfoliating is one of the winter skin care tips. You get a perfect glowing skin with the CTM mantra. What is this CTM? It is Cleanse, Tone, and Moisturize. The skin looks dull and pale in the winter season if you don’t care for it. So, it is important to exfoliate the skin to remove dead cells.
The dead cells accumulate on your skin preventing the moisture entering inside. Use an effective exfoliating scrub at least 2 times a week on the face, hands, and lips. After completing the scrub, moisturize immediately. This makes your skin fresh and much better.
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As a skin care during winter, humidifiers works better. If you have a habit of using room heaters, replace them with humidifiers. You may be closing all the windows to warm up your house. But this may create adverse affects on your respiratory system and health.
If you are on coughs and colds, closing windows may spread the flu easier. So, the best choice is the use of humidifiers for the winter skin care.
Room heaters dry out the air. Humidifiers put back the moisture into the air and prevent drying of your skin. Not only this, using humidifiers provide your many benefits.
Benefits of using humidifiers
- Reduces the risk of infections.
- Provides a softer and more vibrant skin.
- Heals your illness faster.
- Comfortable nose and throat.
- Protects the wood furnishings.
- Improves sleep, etc.
Cover up Your Body
Another winter skin care routine is covering your body. Our best friend during the winters is the sweaters. To keep your skin healthy, cover yourself from top to bottom. The more you cover your body, the more you protect your skin. Covering up your body keeps you away from dust, infections, and mosquitoes too. Mosquitoes will be active in the winters. So, try to cover most of your body.
To cover your face, neck, use a scarf. Using a pair of gloves for your hands is a better idea. Avoid wearing open-toed footwear and use socks to cover your foot.
Night care Routine
As discussed earlier, moisturizing your skin is very important during winter. Not only during the day time, but you should also wet your skin before you go to sleep. Apply the moisturizer throughout your body. Like knees, elbows, soles of your feet, and other parts of the body that become dry. Then wear a pair of clean socks and gloves to your feet and hands before you go to bed.