Top Useful Tips On How To Take Care of Your Skin In Winter

One of the biggest challenges during winter is to take proper care of your skin against tons of unfavorable weather conditions: the cold winds, dry air, and extreme temperature to name some. The winter, other than giving your cheeks a cute rosy look, can dry your skin, turn it from classy to flaking and cracking in no time and even cause peeling skin.

Hence, it is essential to pay attention to your skin during winter. In this article, we will mention some of the successful tips you should consider doing if you want to have a moist and healthy skin even in rough cold days of winter.

1. Hydrate yourself from inside
As obvious as it sounds, drinking more water should be the most basic and important thing you can do for your winter skin. Cold weather, low humidity levels always threaten to steal moisture away from the skin. So make sure you drink more water in winter to make up for that.

2. Pay attention to skin moisturizer
Again, providing extra moisturizing content to your dry skin is probably the most frequently mentioned thing to do during winters, and moisturizer is the hero to do so. You might consider using a different moisturizer from the one you use in summer. An oil-based ointment is more likely to keep the water properties in your skin surface than a water –based one. And apply it as soon as you take a bath, cleanse your face or before you go to sleep. Remember to take one with you all the time and promptly apply when you feel dehydrated in your skin.

3. Apply Some DIY masks
Take a note that homemade hydrating face packs can greatly provide some needed moisture to your skin. There are some natural available-in-any-kitchen moisturizing agent you can seek to, such as avocado, jojoba and olive oils, bananas, almond oil and aloe vera. Make sure you leave the mask on your face long enough so the skin can absorb as much moisturizing properties as possible.

4. Use sunscreen
You might not see the sun but its harmful effects of UVA and UVB from the sun to your skin are no less in winters. So don’t forget to apply broad spectrum sunscreen to your hands and face for 30 minutes before hanging outside. Then, reapply if you stay exposed to the sun a long time.

5. Avoid superhot bath
However relaxing and comfortable it is, superhot bath is something you should try to avoid during winter. Extremely hot water can inflame your skin, dry out the moisture and mess up your natural skin’s balance. Long baths are also not good for your skin too. You are recommended to shorten your bath, and use lukewarm water only, and if you really need a long hot bath, add some bath oil or mineral oil to the water in order to minimizing the loss of moisture.

6. Cleanse your face properly
Cleansing can be the quickest way leading to a dry skin if not done properly. During winter, you should limit the number of times you cleanse your face from 3 times to 2 times, and resort to a more hydrating version of cleanser than the one you use in summer. And when you’re done washing, try not to leave your face naked and ointment-free for more than 30 seconds.

7. Eat healthy fat   
Consuming the healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids that are rich in fish, avocados, flax, and olive oil can help restore the natural oils of your skin.

8. Exfoliate
Dead cells can hinder the moisture absorption of the skin, hence, it is extremely important to get rid of these dead cells. Once, dead cells are gone away, new cells tend to come in healthier way without obstruction. Twice per week should suffice.

9. Increase more fruits and vegetables to your daily diet
Fruits and vegetables are natural remedies to nourish your skin from inside out. It provides plenty of vitamins and antioxidants that are crucial for the regeneration of skin cells. These foods can also boost your immune system, thus reflecting on your skin.

10. Seek a specialist
It is advisory for you to go to a specialist like a dermatologist, have your skin analyzed and seek advice from him/her rather than going to a drug store and casually buy whatever the seller gives you. A specialist knows what kind of skincare products suit your skin type and follows up the effects of them on your skin.

Above are some tips you can do for the betterment of your skin during winter. The article hopes to show you that a moist, healthy, glowing skin is perfectly viable even during harsh days of winter.

About the Author:
This article is written by Ashley Bennet, a co-owner of AuthorityRemedies. She has worked and trained in the field of Nutrition and Health for over 3 years, consistently providing people with useful information about nutrition as well as helping them with their common health problems.
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