Winter is one of the most cherished seasons of all times…comfy clothing, hot chocolate, get-togethers, shopping for dear ones, piping hot food…everything is festive and special. However, the change of season can be taxing to your skin; it calls for a change in the way you take care of it. From sunshine mornings to ice-cold evenings, winter has this inert tendency to bring dryness to the skin that often goes unnoticed. Hot showers and non-lasting moisturizers begin to make your skin lifeless, and that’s when the lovely weather seems to be more painful than joyous.
First and foremost, it’s essential to understand that the moisturization process is not just lathering up your skin with lotions and creams, but also about what you put in your body. That means the food we eat and the kind of fluids we intake can have a domino effect on our skin’s health and vigor. Eating food that is rich in oils and good fats, such as nuts, fish, and eggs, can help restore the natural oil secretions of our body. Drinking an adequate amount of fluids with lemon and honey as an alternative to fizzy-carbonated drinks can help keep your skin hydrated and protected from being flaky and chapped.
So, as we know now that eating right when clubbed together with drinking enough water is the key to hydration and healthy cell repair from within, let’s talk about all the good habits we should bring-on so that we have “beautiful-you” from the outside. Different ways to look after your skin during winter is as follows:
So, as we know now that eating right when clubbed together with drinking enough water is the key to hydration and healthy cell repair from within, let’s talk about all the good habits we should bring-on, so that we have “beautiful-you” from the outside. Different ways to look after your skin during winter is as follows:
- Hydration is key
Before you hydrate your skin, it’s important to get rid of products that lead to dehydration, such as acid peels and mineral oils. They tend to damage skin cells and cause trans epidermal water-loss, which means overexposure to the sensitive skin layer and more damage. A generous dose of rich cream with loads of antioxidants and the shielding effect of lipids after a shower can help revive dull skin. To get that luscious skin in check, look out for the following products:
- Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baume. The quick-absorbing formula and non-oily texture make this balm a must-have for the winter care routine. It provides hydration and helps in the reconstruction of the skin barrier to the harmful impacts of weather.
- Laneige Water Sleeping. This sleeping mask helps you revitalize and purify your tired skin while you catch up on that beauty sleep. The gel-type formula will help in keeping the moisture intact all night long.
- Get Rid of Dullness
There is no point lathering up the skin to good body serums and cream if it can’t seep into its intended zone. A mild exfoliator can help remove dry and dead skin from the surface and enable the lotion to be absorbed effectively. This further helps in unclogging the pores and remove blackheads. Avoid using harsh soaps that can lead to a messed up pH balance…causing flaking and dry skin. Try mild soap with emollients and essential oils as they maintain and cleanse your skin the right way.
- Wholesome skincare
Winters can often see less sun-shining, but your skin still needs protection from the sun. A good sunscreen will help you in getting smooth skin and avoiding exposure to harmful rays.
A rich lip balm with tint, in-place of regular lipsticks, can keep the charm intact and chapped lips at bay. Use of a lip sleeping mask from Laneige can help you get smooth and supple lips from the goodness of active ingredients and Vitamin C.
Taking care of your feet while you take on to the world is equally important, so don’t let those dry feet crack up your confidence. Some soaking time in warm water with few drops of oil-free cleansing lotion and scrubbing, followed by thick moisturizing cream, can fix up those babies in a jiffy.
This winter, make sure to not just bring-in warm clothing into your closet but a whole new winter skincare routine into being. Remember, be it any season…taking care of your skin is more important than covering it up.
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