The Ultimate Winter Skincare Regimen
Winter season is always harsh on the skin, so it is important to maintain a healthy skin regimen that looks good during these cold months.
Winter has come to us, chilly and yet pleasant. We love it, have the allure of it, and look forward to whatever is ahead for the next few months. There is always a downside to having such harsh weather and it can have adverse effects on your skin by taking away its moisture. You should also be careful with chapped lips, frizzy hair, dry and itchy skin. Too many people focus on being beautiful on the outside but neglect what's happening on the inside - like dry skin or loose-fitting garments. But if you use proper skincare, you can also maintain your skin complexion perfectly. Keeping your skin healthy is critical during winter, but it can seem like an impossible task. If you know what to do though, you'll find that your skin has a much kinder & sweeter time of year.
Moisture Twice a Day
After a hot shower, it is necessary to hydrate the skin again with a moisturizer so that your natural moisture isn't lost. A good moisturizer can help lock off the moisture that has been lost.
Winter is a tricky season for your skin. There are tons of factors that make it hard to keep your complexion looking fresh and healthy. With the right steps, you can combat winter's effects on your skin while still looking great. Here are some tips to help you do just that:
- Apply sunscreen no matter what time of day because UV rays can still penetrate during wintertime. Some people skip applying sunscreen because they think they're not going outside in the sun but underestimate how much UV damage occurs when you spend more time indoors, such as at work or school.
- Eat a diet rich in antioxidants and omega fatty acids for vibrant and glowing skin. These nutrients help protect against environmental damage from cold weather and reduce inflammation in the body which has been linked to acne flare-ups due to dryness and irritation from environmental factors such as cold.
- Use a gentle and hydrating cleanser to avoid over-drying your skin and to combat winter's effects on your skin's natural protective barrier.
- Apply an antioxidant-rich serum or moisturizer with antiaging properties at night, before you go to bed. This will help protect against environmental damage in the long run by repairing cell damage throughout the day when you're not wearing sunscreen as much.
Olive oil can be used as a hydrating and nourishing mask that will keep your skin looking healthy and supple. You can make this at home to avoid the unnecessary cost of store-bought masks that use alcohol or chemical ingredients.
Don’t Miss SPF
Avoid UV rays year-round by wearing a moisturizer with SPF on top of your foundation. Whether you're using makeup in the winter or summer, it's a good idea to invest in highlighting products with SPF as part of your makeup routine so you have the best coverage possible.
Avoid Hot Shower
The most important part of your routine is avoiding Hot Shower. Yes, you read that right. We’ve all been told that hot showers are good for our skin and hydrate it, but our bodies actually react negatively to hot showers because they can strip away too much moisture from the body’s surface.
Hot showers will only dry out the outer layer of your skin and make you more prone to infections and other problems like a flaky scalp or cracked heels. Getting chronically dehydrated can cause your skin to wrinkle much sooner than if you drink enough water. Washing your hair daily can cause it to dry and become damaged. Doing so less frequently will help keep your hair healthy and shiny. Cold weather brings with it the need for extra hydration for your skin. The cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin and make it dry, so you need to put in an extra effort to protect it.
Research your skin type
Men should avoid moisturizing until they finish their shaving process. Women should moisturize twice a day or night and ensure that there is no oil on their face right before bedtime.
Try out new products without overdoing it. When trying out new products, start with a small amount of product before increasing the dosage if required. If you like how your skin feels after using a certain product, use more of it accordingly.
Stay Well Hydrated
The winter holidays are a time for giving, so how can you maximize your giving, without skipping out on your water intake? Follow through this simple rule and you're sure to keep yourself hydrated throughout the season. The importance of staying hydrated cannot be stressed enough because dehydration can make you look very tired, making it difficult to build the appearance that you want with exercise.
It's important to layer up in the winter months. Always make sure you wear a scarf or another type of face covering to avoid exposure to the elements.
Exfoliate your lips
lways carry lip balm in your purse and store it in a cool place. The sun can dry out and cause chapped lips so to be sure to exfolliate dead skin cells regularly and apply a lip balm at the end so your lips don't go through the same drying experience.
Go For a Good Facial Oil
Internal moisturizing is imperative to achieve healthy skin. Skin needs to be internally saturated to also have a healthy outer appearance. Using facial massage oils as a complement to skincare will provide the necessary hydration your skin will need while stopping breakouts, blemishes, & wrinkles on the way. Healthy skin starts with using the right kind of oils & ingredients that nourish your skin and make it look young, radiant, and healthy.
Coconut oil assists with your skin rejuvenation because of its high content of Vitamin E, which helps to exfoliate your skin. Olive oil, meanwhile, is rich in antioxidants and protects cells. Together, you have a powerful combination that is effective at keeping dull skin at bay.
Don’t Forget Your Hands
You might not think about it, but your hands are often the first layer of defense against harsh weather. They're also prone to cracking and itchiness from dead skin cells. To combat this, you should exfoliate your hands daily. Once done, you'll have smoother and less cracked skin.
For a DIY fix, try using coconut oil and sugar as a natural hand scrub to remove dry skin. If it's exceptionally dehydrated or you're experiencing various other types of skin problems, consider investing in some hydrating glycerin cream or shea butter.