Winter is considered to be the most subtle and smooth season. Although it’s a perfect gateway from the scorching heat of the sun, it also brings its problems as well. The most challenging part is, keeping skin in good condition. Here are some tips how you can keep your skin in tidy condition.
Keeping hydrated in Winter
Hydration – Although we need to be perfectly hydrated in summer but is just as important in winter. Whether you are at home or you’re outside, you need to keep hydrated. The winter air is much drier and it this can strip your skin of essential moisture.
Drinking enough water or juice is probably one of the best things you can do for this. Although there is a chance you might not feel as thirsty as you would in the warmer seasons, it’s still important to keep your hydration levels topped up. In addition to this, incorporating effective hydrating products into your winter skin care routine will be beneficial.
Exfoliate away dry, dead skin
The flaky skin in cold weather is something most of us have experienced – using a gentle exfoliating scrub (read our how to exfoliate guide for tips) can be great for removing everyday debris and dead skin cells from your face.
Exfoliators also allow the ingredients in your other skin care products, such as serums and moisturisers, to penetrate the skin more effectively. This is ideal if you experience dehydrated and dry skin in the winter months. Don’t be too aggressive when you exfoliate as this can damage your skin’s natural protective layer and cause further issues.
Avoid hot showers and baths
When you’ve got the winter itch it can be tempting to have a hot lengthy bubble bath or shower especially when it’s bleak outside and the temperatures are plummeting. Lukewarm water for showers and face washing is preferable.
If the temperature of your water is too high, this will remove moisture from the skin making things worse for dry skin in winter. Try limiting yourself to a quick wash and the longer you’re skin is exposed to hot water the further potential there is for drying out and irritating your skin.
Cut out the soap
As well as extremely hot water, traditional soap can also be incredibly drying to the skin. This is the last thing you need when the temperatures are low outside, and your skin is feeling itchy or dry as a result. Try to avoid using harsh soaps when washing and simply use water and a gentle body wash.