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We all can feel it already… there’s a cold chill in the air as we ring into the winters. Of course, Winter has its charm but do you think about the havoc it could wreak on our skin? The cold breeze strips the natural moisture from our skin, leaving it dry, flaky, patchy and itchy. That’s why we need to step up our skincare game to keep our skin super happy during winter. Wondering what winter skincare routine you can follow to pamper and shield your skin from dryness and pollution then here are some effective tips:
Avoid Very Hot Showers
I know we all get a relaxing wonderful feeling when we take a hot shower. But, a hot shower strips natural moisture from the skin and also leads to dry skin. So, avoid to take a hot shower and instead shower in lukewarm water in winter days.
Use The Right Body Care Products
You must use the right skincare products in winters because using the wrong ones can make your skin dry, and rough. Use soap, shampoo, and other products that hydrate your skin in cozy days.
Drink More Water
Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water in a day because the more, the merrier. Also, use products that are gentle on your skin.
In winters, the skin becomes dry and thus you need to moisturize it from time to time. Use moisturizing oil, body oil or other products to moisturize your skin.
Yes, some types of medication can make your skin dry. Like if you are taking some medicines for acne then check with your doctor if the prescribed medication causes your skin to dry out. If yes, seek advice from a dermatologist for skincare products that will work with the type of medication prescribed.
Give yourself a full-body oil massage. The right time to do it is just after a hot shower as it helps your body retain moisture and remain soft all day long.
Add Oil Or Milk To Your Bath Water
Adding a few drops of essential oil or milk in your bath water will make your skin hydrated in winters. So, make sure you include this tip in your winter skincare routine.
The code for winter skincare is adding more & more moisture. In winters use the creamy rich cleansers that contain milk.
This is one product that should be there in your winter skincare products. The facial mist refreshes, tones & cleans your skin. It also acts as a basic makeup remover. You can use it any time of the day when your skin feels dry.
During the cold weather, skin becomes dry and flaky so exfoliation is a great way to get rid of it. Exfoliate your face and body at least once a week to keep your skin soft.
This is the step you must follow to hydrate your skin. You can mix facial oil with moisturizer, sunscreen, and foundation during the day time to keep your skin soft.
Petroleum jelly work like a charm if you have dry skin on the hands, lips, and feet. If you have a patch of dry skin on your feet, then apply a thick layer of petroleum jelly, put on some socks and sleep. The next morning you will feel the difference!
Many people avoid using sunscreen in winters as exposure to sunlight is low. But, don’t forget protection from the UV rays is for every day and not just for sunny days. Use a moisturizing sunscreen in winters to protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays and for getting rid of dry skin.
Hydrate The Scalp
The dry weather dries out our screen too which results in dandruff in our hair as our scalp becomes dry. So, use shampoos in winters to reduce the growth of dandruff-causing yeast on the scalp.
Use Natural Ingredients To Soothe Winter Skin
Make use of what you have at home in winters for body care. You can use yogurt for exfoliation, take an oatmeal bath to hydrate your skin or use honey and coconut oil for moisturizing. Girls…If you don’t already have these steps as a part of your skincare routine then it is the time you add it.