There is a famous saying, “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.“ Totally agree! Out of all the seasons, winter has its own beauty, and to be honest, it’s my favourite season.
The only havoc winter brings on your skin is ‘Dryness.’ In winter, people start facing dry skin-related issues. The cold brisk absorbs skin’s natural moisture, leaving it completely dry and itchy. It can even cause severe problems like eczema, dry skin, and psoriasis.
So, the weather is going from lukewarm to ‘who needs a freezer‘ real quick. And, some changes are in order—time to dig out the cardigans and update your skincare for the cold.
That’s why it is essential to follow a proper winter skincare routine. So, for all the girls who are genuinely looking for the best skin care tips in winters, in this content, we have listed the best tips that you can follow to maintain your skin’s beauty.
8 Best Winter Skin Care Tips:
A Big No To ‘Hot Showers‘
It is very comforting to go for hot showers during winters. However, if you care for your skin, avoid hot showers. It is always recommended to use lukewarm water to shower when the temperature is dipping.
The reason is simple, hot water dries your skin more quickly, and in case you miss to moisturize your skin immediately after the shower, your skin will develop cracks. On the flip side, taking lukewarm water showers will sustain the moisture intact in your skin, thus preventing dryness.
Start Using A Serum
A lot of serums have exceptional moisturizing properties to seal in water and protect the skin barrier. A hyaluronic acid serum would be great, for example.
My favourite Tip: Apply oil all over the body for 30 minutes before taking a shower to avoid dry, flaky skin.
Protect your skin
In winter, do not go out without covering your face. If you are going out, make sure to wear caps and gloves to protect your skin from the cold breeze as the breeze will make your skin dry more quickly than any other thing.
Note: Even if “the sun isn’t shining” or “it’s cloudy and dark outside“, You still need SPF. In every season, day, week, month of the year you need to wear it.
Also, Do not miss applying sunscreen on your face and hands. No doubt, the mild sun rays will feel good in winter, but the harmful Ultraviolet rays can do a lot of damage to your skin.
Tip: Pick a sunscreen lotion that has zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
Use A Good Facial Oil In Winter
In summer, we avoid any oil-based makeup and skin products; however, they can do wonders to your skin in the winter. Get a radiance-boosting facial oil and apply it on your face twice a week to get rid of dullness and replenish your skin.
Many people think exfoliating skin during winters helps in maintaining skin moisture, but they’re quite wrong! Exfoliating skin may help reduce dead cells; however, in winter, you need to be careful. Exfoliating skin once a week would be ok- this assists in increasing skin regeneration. And if you have dry skin, do the process with light hands.
Take Care Of The Area Around Your Eyes
The skin around your eye is delicate. It needs special care in the winter times, so make sure to apply good eye cream around it. If you do not want to buy a product, you can also apply aloevera gel around it for around 5 minutes before going to sleep.
Avoid Wearing Wet Clothes For Long
Wearing wet clothes for long is not only bad in the winter season but also summer. It can cause itchiness and further skin issues. Playing in the snow is fun, but make sure to remove the wet pants, socks as soon as possible to avoid flu and skin issues.
Diet is key to everything.
Eat a lot of seasonal veggies and fruits. Get berries and eat them as they are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Fruits like cherries, raspberries, grapes, and strawberries- eat anything you love.
Usually, in winter, we avoid drinking much water and don’t feel thirsty, so you can cover that up by consuming fruits and food items like juices, salads, and milk. This way, your body will continuously get nutrients to function properly and look healthy.
Lastly, keeping your skin hydrated and nourished is key during the frigid winter months. Do you know any special winter skincare secret? If yes, share it with us in the comment section.