Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tip to Toe: Caring For Your Skin This Winter

Winter is well and truly on the way; how do we know this? Because the weather has changed, the leaves have fallen off the trees, it’s become colder, and it’s raining a lot more. The problem with winter is that it can seriously impact your skin if you don’t know how to take care of it properly that is. Bearing that in mind, the question is: how can you take care of your skin from tip to toe this winter? To ensure that your skin is well looked after, here’s what you need to do:

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Look after those lips

The combination of the colder outdoor climate and the warmer indoor temperatures due to the heating being on or the fire roaring can impact the health of your lips, causing chapping. Chapped lips are sore, dry and prone to cracking, which can make wearing lipstick almost impossible. So it pays to take care of your lips in the colder months, to ensure that they stay happy and healthy. Exfoliate your lips once a week using a lip scrub - Lush do some incredible ones, or you could make your own. Apply lip balm at least twice a day, to help ensure that your lips stay hydrated. The best balms to use are coconut oil, shea butter, or beeswax based, avoid petroleum-based ones, as these make your lips drier and require constant use.

Beautify your face and body

To prevent your face and body from becoming dry and sore, it is important to take winter skin care seriously. But what does this mean? It means being mindful of the TLC that you give your skin, as well as of the products that you use. When it comes to picking shower gels and bubble baths, opt for natural ones, as these tend to be non-drying, and don’t bathe too often, as baths can dry out your skin, instead take showers. Once a week, it pays to exfoliate your skin to remove any dead or dry skin cells (this goes for both your facial skin and your body). When it comes to choosing the best exfoliating body scrubs, it’s important to select one that is non-drying. As well as exfoliating once a week, aim to moisturise your body every other day and your face twice a day.

Take care of your tootsies

Far too many of us forget to take care of our feet in the winter months (and throughout the year), which means we end up with dry, cracked heels. However, if you take the time to look after your feet, you can have soft and smooth skin, despite being on your feet all day. To take care of your feet this winter, use a pumice stone to exfoliate them every other day, followed by applying a deep-moisturising foot cream. This should help to get rid of any dry skin and prevent cracking.

There you have it, everything that you need to know about caring for your skin this winter. Take note of the tips and advice above, and you can ensure that your skin stays beautifully soft and smooth despite the colder winter weather.

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This post was written by a contributing author in collaboration with primadonnastyle.com.

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