During winter, the frigid dry air outdoors cracks the skin’s protective layer reducing its ability to repair itself. This brings uncomfortable dryness to the skin on the face, hands and feet. This is more so for mature skin as it is more vulnerable to moisture loss during winters.
Dewy skin in winter needn’t be a distant dream. Here are a few tips to protecting your skin from the ravages of winter so you can stay soft and smooth without falling victim to dryness, cracking or irritation.
Exfoliating daily rids your skin of dead cells, which tend to be dry and coarse. This permits the moisturizer to penetrate the skin better. It promotes cellular renewal by allowing the new skin cells to surface. These new cells can be deeply penetrated with moisture so that your skin can be kept hydrated longer.
Using a moisturizer that contains Vitamin E, shea butter or any other natural moisturizing element keeps the skin smooth in winter. These inexpensive natural ingredients preserve moisture all day long since they’re made up of essential fatty acids needed by the body.
Hydrate your face with night cream
Facial skin is tender and thin. Hence, is the place where winter dryness can quickly show its effects. Targeting the face with a night cream can soothe and pamper this highly vulnerable part of the body. Night creams contain reparative and regenerating ingredients such as avocado oil that penetrate the skin slowly while you sleep and moisturize deep down below the surface.
Wear a scarf
The harsh winter chill can cause windburn, which will dry out your skin and irritate it. The best way to protect your skin is to keep it covered. Wrap your neck, chin and cheeks in a warm scarf and wear a hat or hood to protect your forehead.
Hydration starts from the inside and the dehydration too. Start hydrating from the inside to keep your body hydrated in turn keeping your skin hydrated. Consume about 2 to 3 tablespoons of unsaturated fats and oils each day and aim to drink 9 to 13 glasses of water daily.
Indulge in sunscreens
Sunscreen is not just for summertime. Winter sun can still damage your skin. Apply sunscreen to your hands and feet as well if they are exposed 30 minutes before going out. Frequently apply the sunscreen if you’re to stay outside for a long time.
Give up hot baths
A hot bath after a long winter day feels so good for the soul as well as the body. But, intense heat of a hot shower breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin leading to moisture loss. You’re better off with a warm bath and shorter shower times.
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