Winter doesn’t come alone, it brings cold weather and dryness in skin. Cold weather doesn’t considered as a favorable for the skin. It steals moisture from your skin and leads to cracking, bleeding and even more sever problem.
Chapping, redness, itching, etc are most common problem that most of the people are facing in the winter. So, it is important to be more concerned about your skin in winter than any other season.
If you are the one who is facing these problems in winter, no worry you aren’t the only one. Here we mentioned some tips to keep your skin soft and glowing in winter for sure.
1. Wash in Lukewarm Water
Showering and bathing with hot water in winter season makes everyone please. But if you can use lukewarm water specially for your face and hands. It helps to avoid stripping as many oils away form your skin and makes your skin soft and glowing in winter.
2. Moisturize Immediately Afterwards
More moisture only isn’t appropriate for your skin. Moisture right after the wash is also important as it helps to seal the dampness into your skin and keeps your skin soft. Make a habit to keep a bottle of moisturizer cream where you can find easily and use it liberally every time you wash.
3. Choose Moisturizer Carefully
There are some moisturizer that contain petroleum-based ingredients that can actually further make your skin dryness in the winter. Be sure to choose the right one that has natural and nourishing ingredients. Always prefer an oil-based solution rather than a water-based solution as it’s more likely to maintain moistness in your skin.
Make a habit of wearing gloves and scarves to protect your skin in winter. Don’t forget to use sunscreen to exposed areas because winter sun can also affect your skin as summer sun.
Use humidifier in your home specially in your bedroom as the heating system can dry out the air. Humidifier brings back moisture into the air and keeps your skin dry-less and glowing.
6. Overnight Moisture
Dryer areas such as hands, feet, elbow and knees have thin skin than other areas of the body and more likely to lose moisture faster. So it is better to slather on a deep moisturizing balm Skin Food by Weleda at night then use cotton gloves and socks to seal in the moisture until morning.
Generally we prefer tea and coffee rather than water in winter season. But you have to know this behavior more tends to dehydrate your body inside. If you can drink warm water with lemon for refreshing as well as hydrate at the same time.
8. Avoid Toxins, Specially Allergens and Irritants
Avoid allergens and irritants if you have eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis as it may blow up. In winter, skins are more likely to be flimsy, so bypass irritating fabrics like wool and chemical detergents and use smooth cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive skin.
9. Change Your Cleanser
Cleansers can cause extreme dryness to the skin. If you are using cleansers that comprise glycolic or salicylic acid then use more hydrating version that comprise moisturizing ingredients. After cleansing, never leave the skin naked for more than 30 seconds, because it cause dehydrate to your skin and leads to dryness. So it is better to use hydrating toner and moisturizer to seal in moisture.
Usually we forget to shed dead cells of the skin in the winter. As the moisture can’t get in if the dead cells are too sufficient. So get an exfoliating mask and apply gently it on your face and hands as well as on your lips, then use instantly moisture and you’ll find your skin soft and glowing. Body washes with exfoliate is also a better idea in the winter.