Tips to keep your skin soft and glowing during winters
Winters skin care tips
1. Lukewarm water– use lukewarm water instead of hot water shows and bath. Hot water causes your skin and strips away many essential oils from your skin.
2. Moisturize your skin- use moisturizer immediately after washing. Application of moisturizer to the damp skin help in sealing the dampness into the skin.
3. Choose your moisturizer carefully- be sure to choose the smart formula which contains natural, nourishing ingredients. Use oil-based moisturizer instead of the water-based solution.
4. Protect your skin– get used to wearing gloves and scarves to protect your skin from cold wind, rain and snow. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to any exposed area before stepping out from home.
5. Humidify– Heating systems dry out the air, so consider installing a humidifier in your home, particularly in your bedroom, to put moisture back into the air and help prevent your skin from drying out.
6. Drink– In winters we drink less amount of water comparatively in summers because we turn to hot drinks like cocoa and tea, but don’t forget that your skin needs hydration from the inside, out. A little warm water with lemon can be very energizing and hydrating for you.
7. Overnight Moisturize– Hands, feet, elbows, and knees have thin skin these are the drier areas of your body. These areas tend to lose moisture faster than other areas of your body. Consider slathering on a deep moisturizing balm on your skin at night, then wear cotton gloves and socks to seal in the moisture until morning.
8. Exfoliate- We often forget to exfoliate our skin in the winter, particularly on our hands. Yet moisture can’t get inside of your skin if the dead cells are too abundant. Apply an exfoliating mask on your face and your hands, as well as gently on your lips, then follow instantly with moisture to truly see a smoother difference. You can also use exfoliating body washes available in the market these are helpful in the winter months.
9. Use DIY Masks -Homemade hydrating masks can provide desired moisture in the wintertime. Use natural moisturizing elements like honey, papaya, yogurt, olive and jojoba oils, almond oil, bananas, and aloe. Mix what you like together to make a cream or paste, and leave on skin for 10-30 minutes for lasting hydration.