Winter skincare can be very confusing for a lot of people. Whether you are a man or a woman, this applies equally to everyone. Of course, men are usually ignorant about it because of the simple fact that they have literally thicker skin. Women on the other hand cannot ignore just how damaging the cold months of the year can be for their skin. Regardless of that, there are a few rules to winter skincare that you should always follow. Let’s begin:
- Did You Forget Sunscreen?
That’s right! Having enough sunscreen with the right potency or SPF is not just a summer season must-have. There is an abundance of ultraviolet radiation present in the environment even during the cold months of the year that can cause irreparable damage to your skin. In addition to this, you will be stepping out during the day for work and other daily chores as well. There is indirect sunlight and sun exposure for at least 8 hours every day. This necessitates you investing in the most suitable sunscreen for your skin type and using it every day religiously without fail.
- Keep Your Skin Hydrated Throughout The Day
It is very important to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day, especially during the winter days because not doing it can make your fine lines and other creases on your face more prominent. It is quite natural that you do not feel thirsty during the winter but this is where the problem begins. Hydration both internal and external is important if you want healthy skin. Install a humidifier inside your house to keep your skin hydrated 24/7. Also, drinking some fluids throughout the day (avoid caffeine) is the key to keeping your skin looking beautiful and radiant even on the coldest days of the year.
- Follow A Very Strict Daily Skincare Routine
Everybody talks about following a very stringent skincare regime but nobody knows where to begin. For this, you will have to understand what type of skin you have. It can be dry, oily, sensitive, a combination, or perhaps some other type that you might not be even aware of. If you don’t know how to choose a skincare routine particularly before you go to bed, go for a dermatologist recommendation either through your friends or relatives who have sought expert advice in the past. The skincare expert is going to give you more clarity on what kind of skin you have including the moisturizer, toning lotion, overnight cream, anti-wrinkle cream, and other products that you should be using to look your best in the winter.
- Do Not Exfoliate Your Skin Too Much
This is a very big mistake that a lot of people end up making. When you are looking to get rid of the dead cells on your skin, you tend to go a little overboard with the scrubs and face packs that are intended for exfoliation. If you want to boost skin regeneration, you should use products with aloe vera and Vitamin E in addition to mild exfoliating scrubs. If you have combination or oily skin, exfoliating once a week is fine but nothing more than that. If you have dry skin, do not go with anything that contains walnut peel because that is more suitable for thick skin. Choose refreshing ingredients such as lemon peel and orange zest instead.
- Say Hello To Lukewarm Water
This is going to be a very difficult tip to follow because everybody like to have a hot shower in the morning. This is the only thing that gets you out of your slumber and activates you for the rest of the day. But you can turn down the temperature a little bit so that the water is not hot but only lukewarm. Remember, hot water is going to make your skin unusually dry. It also drains all the natural oil from your skin making you look tired and dehydrated. If you want, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a carrier oil and then massage your body with it after your shower. That is going to keep your skin glowing and supple throughout the winter.
Your skin is the biggest organ in your body. It only makes sense to pay special attention to its well-being and overall health. There are numerous ingredients, products, and supplements such as organic glycerine, hyaluronic acid, astringent lotions, collagen capsules, and many more that can do wonders for your skin. Educate yourself on how to take care of yourself this winter.