With the winter winds blowing in, most of us tend to grab our moisturizers and cold creams and other skin essentials on our trip to the supermarket; but it turns out, there’s a lot more to skincare in winter than just moisturization.
Here we’ve put down the top 10 tips to help you figure out what’s best for your skin in winter, and beat the winter woes single-handedly. Read on….
No. 1: Grab the sunscreen
Just because its winter, doesn’t mean you can let go of the sunscreen- the harmful UV rays of the sun can penetrate through clouds too, so make sure you’ve sun-proofed your skin before heading out.
No. 2: Moisturize
Moisturization is the first step to making sure you skin is free from all the winter woes. Choose a moisturizer depending on your skin type.
No. 3: Go natural
Before you put that moisturizer into your shopping basket, check if it has organic ingredients. Natural and organic moisturizers are far better than the chemical varieties, and are less tough on the skin.
No. 4: Treat your hands
Your hands often tend to get neglected when it comes to winter care- choose a good moisturizer and apply it to your hands twice a day to keep it from getting dry.
No. 5: Keep it dry
Staying in wet clothes is a major no-no when it comes to winter skincare essentials. They can cause skin itchiness and crakiness, and may also flare up eczema.
No. 6: Care for your feet
Your feet are the second most neglected parts of your body, and it is of utmost importance to moisturize them too, especially during winter. Choose a heavy moisturizer if your skin is excessively dry, and massage it onto your feet right before you go to bed.
No. 7: Drink up!
No, we don’t mean alcohol here; drinking water is extremely important, as it acts as a natural internal moisturizer for your skin, keeps it healthy and glowing and less prone to ageing.
No. 8: Choose carefully
Most handwashes and soaps can affect the pH balance of the skin, leaving it dry. Pick a moisturizing cream handwash or soap this winter.
No. 9: Keep it warm
What’s better than a nice, hot, long shower during the chilly winter mornings; but wait! Taking a bath with hot water could actually sap your skin of its essential nutrients and moisture. Instead, take a bath with lukewarm water, preferably for a shorter period of time.
No. 10: Grab the lip balm
Chapped lips are common during winter, and if that speaks of you, it’s time to get a good, natural lip balm for your lips. Remember that the skin on the lips is more sensitive than the rest of the body, so make sure you buy a natural lip balm, or use olive oil or Shea butter to massage your lips.
So guys, what do you think? Which tip helped you the most? Do let us know in the comments section below!
Davis, Susan. “10 Winter Skin Care Tips: Banish Dry Skin.” WebMD. WebMD, 21 Dec. 2007. Web. 30 Dec. 2013.
Staurt, Miles. 2001. Photograph. Free Digital PhotosWeb.
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