Winter is coming and you’re scared your skin will become dry and dull? Don’t worry, there are simple solutions to help maintain that healthy summer glow, even in winter!
Drink water! You might be tired of hearing this all the time but bear with me. 60% of our body is made up of water, and without that our body won’t be able to fight off infections or even function. Want clear skin? Water. Want youthful skin? Water. Show a little love to your body, it will thank you later.
Moisturise. Moisturising will help your skin maintain it’s barrier. Try find a moisturiser with hydrating effects, look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, ceramides and probiotics. These ingredients will help your skin repair itself and rehydrate it. If you have extremely dry skin, try oil basedmoisturisers, this will aid in keeping your skin supple for longer.
Invest in a good humidifier! Not only does a humidifier help you combat nasty colds but it can also do wonders for your dry skin and chapped lips! You can even add essential oils to it, for those who hate burning candles but want to keep their room nice and fresh, this is a go-to. One of the best essential oils to add to your humidifier is Eucalyptus and Teatree oil, these oils will help you fight off any allergies or colds to clear your airways.
Wear SPF. I know it won’t seem sunny outside, but UV rays occur every single day whether you like it or not. It can cause extreme damage to your skin, it’s also the main culprit of wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sensitivity and many other skin concerns. Maybe invest in a SPF foundation or bb cream, that way you’re incorporating SPF in your skincare every day. SPF does not always have the white sheen you’re used to seeing, there are plenty of options that are opaque and don’t leave an oily residue (you could use this as primer before applying makeup).
Exfoliate. Your skin sheds every day, and who wants dry scaly skin? Avoid using it too much though, as extreme use can cause damage to your skin. Try to exfoliate 1-2 times a week or as advised on the packaging of your product. Exfoliating will help your skin replemish itself and reduce any signs of aging.
Masks. Now I’m not just talking about any mask. Hydrating masks. Masks are not super important, however, when its winter time, it is the perfect occasion to use a hydrating mask. Make sure to clearly read reviews on certain face masks, as some can do the complete opposite to what you’re expecting it to do.
Hot showers, now I’m sure most of you are guilty of having hour-long hot showers in winter. Unfortunately, it is super dehydrating for your skin in the winter-time. Try limit your shower time and straight after your shower, apply body cream. You will end up feeling soft and refreshed!
Unlike animals, us humans do not need to hibernate in winter. Although some adequate amount of sleep will help your body regenerate and create new cells, this will help your skin repair itself and look glowy as ever! There’s a reason why beauty sleep is called beauty sleep!