The colder months of the year are just begun and they are proved to be the harshest on our skin. In winter we often face multiple skin problems including patchy skin, dry and dull skin, roughness and even shreds.
Let’s talk about some tips on how to take care of your skin in the cold weather. These skin care codes are perfect and pocket friendly.
•Tip number one, no matter how much you hate water in winters, continue to cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin as you do any other time of the year.
•Change your moisturizer; your summer cream should be different to your winter cream. Ideally, use something with Vitamin C and more hydration. (Note: Remember, a thicker cream does not mean more hydration! And if your skin is oily, too much cream in any season will give you hard time.)
•Continue to wear SPF (sun protection factor) in the colder months; it’s a year-round endeavor. Although it doesn’t have to be high, look for SPF 10 – 15.
•Don’t use harsh exfoliants. They don’t refresh your skin but actually damage your natural protective barrier. Use enzyme-based exfoliants which are gentler or opt for less gritty ones.
•Taking some oral supplements for skin can be an option. Although consider your physician and look out if you have any allergies. Omegas, multivitamins and vitamin C are some universal supplements.
•Eat healthily. In the winter, we tend to go for a floppy diet as being cold and indoors most of the time makes us wants to eat more, mostly unhealthy stuff. Try to have a healthier diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Soups are great for winter months.
•Water is good for your overall health. Drink suffient water in winters too as water helps in detoxification and keeps the skin younger.
•Use natural ingredients to hydrate your skin. Homemade masks provide needed moisture in the winter months. Use ingredients like honey, avocado, yogurt, almond oil, bananas, and aloe. Create a paste, and leave on skin for 10-30 minutes for lasting hydration. (Note: Allergy checks necessary).
This will prepare you to put your skin barriers up for the winter! Comment below if you want a detail list of masks that I use in winters. Enjoy the season :)