Winter is upon us! There’s a drawback to the festive cheer, many hot chocolate cups, and comfortable jumper days: the decrease in temperature doesn’t do anything positive for our skin. The colder months may make it difficult to keep our skin hydrated, healthy, and supple because of the drop in humidity and the crisp, dry air that can cause our skin to feel rough, dry, flaky, and itchy. But fear not—we’ve put together some winter skincare advice to take care of your skin and make sure you look radiant all year long.
Choose Lukewarm Bathing Water
It’s difficult to resist the lure of a hot, steamy shower in this freezing weather, but it’s strictly forbidden! The extreme heat can deplete your skin’s natural oils, making it too parched. Although those with bravery may choose cold water, we recommend a middle ground: enjoy the skin-beneficial properties of lukewarm water for face washing and bathing.
Use Thick Moisturizers in Winter Skincare
When it comes to moisturizing, timing is crucial, particularly in the hard winter months. After taking a shower, wipe your skin dry with care and apply a thick, rich moisturizer right away. In contrast to summer formulations that are light, winter formulations need to be denser in order to retain moisture.
Because winter days are shorter and there is less sunshine, it is tempting to contemplate skipping it, but give it some thought. Harmful UV radiation can still endanger your skin’s moisture barrier, which is essential for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy even in the winter. After moisturizing in the morning, use a high-quality sunscreen to keep your skin protected and nourished.
To get rid of dead cells and promote cell turnover, exfoliation is essential. But because the skin is more sensitive in the winter, it’s important to be careful and not overexfoliate. Every seven to ten days, add a gentle exfoliator to your regimen. Avoid the temptation to scrape too much since a rougher exfoliation might damage the moisture barrier on your skin.
Consume Healthfully to maintain Winter Skincare
Provide your body with heart-healthy fats from nuts, seeds, and seafood as well as antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. Drink soups and juices as well as water to stay hydrated. Almonds are a skin-nourishing snack that may help combat dryness and bring brightness to your winter beauty regimen.
Remember to be patient and persistent with your skincare regimen and we hope these recommendations help you overcome the winter blues! May you have a radiant complexion this winter and happy winters!