Goodbye dear summer! Now not only your wardrobe must dramatically change, but also your skincare routine. One of the challenges is to keep our skin well hydrated. When it is exposed to indoor heating, lower air humidity and cold air it often leads to a dull, dehydrated and sensitive (redness, itchiness) complexion. The good thing is that everything has a solution; just follow this five easy tips to keep a glowing skin:
1. Drink plenty of water
Your skin is an organ and is made up of cells. And skin cells are made up of water. If your skin is not getting enough water, it will show itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. Water plumps the skin cells up making them look less wrinkled. Also it flushes impurities and toxins out of the system keeping your face fresh and clean.
2. Change your cleanser
Mild, unscented cleansers are the best for your skin because they help to maintain its natural moisture. Avoid products that contain a high concentration of alcohol, especially the following ingredients: isopropyl alcohol, SD alcohol 40 and ethyl alcohol. Alcohol is extremely drying and irritating since it strips the skin’s protective oils. It is worth switching your foaming cleanser with a creamy or milky cleanser, that way it cleanse without sacrificing our skin’s protective barrier.
Try to use exfoliators less frequently during winter; scrubbing your face too often leads to losing oils and result in dry skin. We suggest to use exfoliator once or twice a week. The best time to exfoliate? During your night time regime, as skin doesn’t have to contend with UV rays afterwards. Follow up with a nourishing serum or moisturizer.
Switch to a heavier cream or ointment in winter. Be aware that even oily skin may become dry if treated poorly during cold seasons. Apply your moisturizer right after shower for a better absorption. Hydration is key for optimizing skin plumpness and glow, so it’s worth layering your day cream over a quenching serum. Here is a serum that you might like, which is an anti-aging and great for any skin types.
5. And Moisturize..
Do not forget your poor hands. Our hand’s skin is thin and delicate, this is why it is the first to suffer. Make it a good habit to apply a moisturizer to increase the water content of the skin’s outer layer. Check the ingredients label for humectants such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid, propylene glycerol, and lactic acid. Slather on at bedtime, slip on a pair of cotton gloves, and keep it on overnight. Last but not the least, hydrate your lips! The skin on your lips is very thin and has no oil glands to prevent it from chapping. Choose lip balms with extra moisturizing agents and it is an added advantage if the lip balm contains SPF in it.
So now that you know how to avoid dry skin this winter, put them into practice in your care regime.
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