When temperatures drop, humidity does too, meaning skin loses moisture, becoming irritated, itchy, and dehydrated. Hence starts the winter havoc.
Winter brings colder temperatures and harsher weather along with it before you even realize, the cold at the outside has already started leaving your skin feeling raw, tight, and dehydrated. Those who feel safe indoors, the inside heat wipes out moisture from the air and your skin as well. If left untreated, this prompts the skin to crack and even bleed.
It also gets hard for people who are prone to conditions like eczema or any other dry skin conditions, as the weather acts up as a provoking agent making the condition even worse.
However, there are a few tricks and tips for you to include in your skincare routine that will help you with all the problems winters get with it.
1. Moisturize: Cold temperatures can strip your skins natural moisture leaving it dry. Make sure not to skip moisturization in the morning and at night.
2. Wear SPF: UV damage can affect your skin all year round, especially if it’s snowing, as the sunlight beams back onto you affecting your skin further.
3. Lip Care: Lip balm is a must in winters but sometimes lip balms are also not enough. Lip Exfoliation holds the answer – Exfoliate your flaky pout gently to remove dead skin. Slather on the lip balm afterwards to lock in the moisture and nourishment.
4. Humidify: Heat blasts from the heater usually suck out the moisture in the air. With the use of a humidifier, you can maintain the balance.
5. Hot showers: Tempting but not worth, hot water can strip your skin of moisture leaving it dry. Keep your baths short and water mid to lukewarm.
6. Healthy Diet: What you eat shows up in your skin, move away of your comfort food and maintain a balanced diet to keep your skin healthy.
7. Drink plenty of water: Drinking 3-4 litres of water a day that too in winters sounds like a task but make sure to keep your body hydrated.
Winter is here and the above-shared tips carry utmost importance for you and your skin to survive and rule this weather.
We all try and accommodate to the lifestyle changes that winter brings and it’s common to become exhausted over these adaptations with the days shorter along with hectic schedules, tiredness, and illness -making you skip your everyday skincare.
Keep in mind, unlike your clothes your skin doesn’t need layering up. Manage your skincare routine, keep it regular, short, and relevant – make sure you always continue to cleanse, tone, and moisturize every day.