Monday, November 6, 2017

How to Keep Your Skin Glowing During Winter

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Winter is the worst time of year for our skin. The cold weather and dry air suck the moisture from our skin, leaving it dry and cracking. Even when we’re inside, the heat steals all of the moisture from the air, leaving your skin paying the price once again. It can be difficult to keep your skin looking healthy during winter, but luckily, there is plenty that you can try to counteract the effects of winter. Just look at the tips below:

Drink Water
During winter months, we tend to drink less water, and instead opt for hot drinks like hot chocolate, coffee, and tea, to warm us up. This, along with the cold weather and dry air, can only result in one thing - Dry skin. You need to ensure that your skin is getting enough moisture if you want to keep it healthy. It’s understandable that you don’t want to drink cold water, but nothing is stopping you from drinking it warm, with a little lemon. This not only tastes great but is incredibly hydrating too.

Sort Your Skincare
If you don’t have a proper skincare routine, winter is a great time to start. You will need to exfoliate, to remove any dead skin cells from your body, moisturize, especially overnight, to provide some extra moisture to your skin, cleanse your skin, and have occasional facials and face masks. Ensure that your moisturizer isn’t petroleum-based, as this will only dry your skin out further during winter. Instead, opt for one that is oil-based. If you can find a moisturizer that contains chamomile and lavender, then even better, as these will help to soothe and calm dry and itchy skin.

Wash With Warm
Hot baths and showers feel amazing on a cold, winter day, but they aren’t going to make your skin feel amazing in the long run. Hot water strips the skin of natural oils that help to protect it from the cold, meaning that it will eventually leave the skin dry and chapped. Because of this, avoid washing your hands and face in hot water, as these are most exposed to the elements. Instead opt for lukewarm water, as this will strip away fewer oils. If you can, avoid bathing or showering in hot water altogether, to protect your skin everywhere else, although it’s understandable if a hot bath is too tempting on a cold December evening.

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Moisturize Straight After
Moisturize straight after your bath or shower to lock the moisture into the skin. This is easier to do right after you’ve washed, as the skin is still damp. Keep a bottle of moisturizer in the bathroom or on a counter in your bedroom, so that you see it immediately, and don’t forget.

Winter can be harsh on your skin, but as long as you keep your skin hydrated, you’re giving your skin the best chance possible. Drink plenty of water, avoid hot water, and apply copious amounts of moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and glowing during winter.

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