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How to Care Your Skin in Winter Season

How to Care for Your Skin in Winter Season?

Have you ever noticed how your skin changes with the seasons? Winter tends to make your skin drier and flakier, so if that’s the case, you’ve probably noticed.

The harsh winter wind, cold air, and low humidity levels can all zap the moisture out of your skin. Depending on where your skin is exposed, you might notice that it looks a lot less radiant than usual – not only on your face, but on your hands, feet, and other exposed areas, too.

Even in winter, when the cold, dry air makes your skin look unhealthy, there are things you can do to keep it looking healthy. During the winter, you don’t have to worry about dry skin.

You may be able to keep your skin looking soft, smooth, and vibrant all winter long by making some simple changes to your skin care regimen. Check out these tips that may help improve the health of your skin during the colder months.

1. Adjust your skincare routine 

The dry winter air may cause your face’s skin to become especially sensitive or irritated, so you might want to simplify your skincare routine while you wait for the weather to improve. It is important to remember that serums, toners, and other beauty treatments will work best on skin that has a healthy moisture barrier.

Furthermore, irritated skin might be more sensitive to ingredients like fragrances and alcohol. Therefore, products that are normally great for your skin could irritate.

Maintain a simple skincare routine. Mornings should start with a gentle cleanser and moisturizer, and nights with a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. Your skin’s moisture barrier can gradually be rebuilt once your skin’s moisture barrier is healthy.

2. Choose Skin Care Products Wisely 

Winter can make your skin sad since the same factors that kept it happy in summer can make it miserable in winter. As a result, you need to change your skincare products accordingly.

It is important to use mild skin care products in the winter to maintain healthy and glowing skin. To prevent removing your skin’s natural moisture barrier, choose cleansers that contain moisturizers.

Using products that contain ceramides, hyaluronic acid, hydration serums, and glycerin can help to repair your skin’s moisture barrier if you have acne or breakouts. During the winter, stay away from masks and peels, astringent lotions, and any alcohol-containing products. 

3. Limit Your Exfoliation

Dead skin cells can be removed by exfoliating the skin. Since the dry and cold weather compromises your skin barrier, you have to be careful during winter.

You should exfoliate your skin once a week – this helps boost skin regeneration and improve product absorption. Exfoliation is also recommended based on the type of skin you have. Those with very dry skin should exfoliate lightly. Those with combination and oily skin should exfoliate once a week.

4. Moisturize right after washing 

You lose the natural oils in your skin when you wash your face, hands, or body. The oils that lock in moisture must be replenished since they help to seal in moisture. It’s crucial to use a moisturizer every time you wash your skin, especially in the winter.

Keep a travel-size moisturizer beside your sink as a helpful reminder, and keep a bottle at your sink.

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5. Moisturize Your Lips 

Due to their thinner skin and constant exposure to the elements, lips can become extremely dry in the winter.

In contrast to the rest of our skin, the skin on our lips has between three and five cellular layers. Lips also do not have oil glands that allow them to stay moisturized. This is why it is so important to take care of them.

According to Dr. Jagdeep Rao, a few ointments hold 200% of their weight in moisture and heal dry, cracked skin quickly. You should use natural ointment rather than chemical ones, as they are very harmful to your lips.

6. Give your hands and feet extra TLC 

When discussing winter skincare tips, don’t forget to mention your hands and feet. Are you aware that the skin on your hands contains fewer oil glands than the rest of your body? This causes your hands to lose moisture rapidly, resulting in cracks and itching.

Apply moisturizer specifically to elbows, knuckles, and sides of fingers when applying moisturizer on your hands. Similarly, feet never take a day off, which is why they need extra attention during the dry winter months.

Put petroleum jelly or cream containing glycerin on your feet to moisturize them. Occasionally exfoliate your feet so the moisturizer can easily penetrate.

7. Avoid Anything That Irritates The Skin

Follow this guide when you suffer from persistent skin conditions, such as eczema. You may experience symptoms of allergy symptoms if you are exposed to allergens during the winter. It is very common for people who are allergic to wool to wear their winter knits regardless of their allergy.

You should always choose winter clothes made from high-quality wool if this is the case with you. Winter wear made of cotton is best if it is possible.

8. Do not skip the SPF

It is not true that you should wear sun protection all year round, but rather that you need it equally throughout the year. The winter months are a good time to apply sunscreen.

Even though most of us do not follow this winter skincare tip, it is one we should. To protect yourself from the elements in the winter, we suggest incorporating SPF into your winter skincare routine. It is still important to protect your skin from UV rays even in these cold temperatures.

Being a sunscreen loyalist prevents sunburn, suntan, pigmentation, and dark spots as well as premature aging. Make sure you apply sunscreen before going outside in the sun to keep your skin looking young and radiant.

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9. Drink Lots of Water

Hydration is important for maintaining healthy skin – and for maintaining good health in general. It is very important to consume enough water to keep your skin healthy and radiant. You will notice the following benefits if you drink plenty of water:

  • This helps maintain your skin’s elasticity, keeps you hydrated, and keeps you refreshed.
  • It keeps your skin healthy by balancing its pH level.
  • Your body is cleansed of toxins that can lead to skin conditions such as acne.
  • Skin that is sagging can be tightened with this treatment.

To stay hydrated, most adults should drink about eight glasses of water each day. Don’t drink too much caffeine or alcohol because they may dehydrate your skin, making it more prone to dryness and cracking. 

10. Use a humidifier 

In the winter months, when indoor heating is cranked up, humidifiers can be especially useful at adding moisture back to the air. By having more moisture in the air, you can help prevent and relieve dry skin by acting as a natural moisturizing agent.

Humidifiers set at 60 percent can replenish moisture in the skin’s top layer during winter, according to Harvard Health Publishing.

CONCLUSION 

During the winter, it is important to take care of your skin and prepare earlier with skincare products that are best for your skin type. We offer a complete range of natural skincare products that will protect your skin from harsh weather conditions, allowing you to enjoy the months of winter to the fullest. 

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) 

Q1. Why skin care is important in winter? 

Ans. When exposed to cold air for an extended period, the skin can become dry and flaky or trigger other problems. These skin problems can develop into itchy or painful problems if they are not moisturized and protected from the elements.

Q2. What keeps your skin healthy?

Ans. Lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains should be eaten in abundance. Diet and acne aren’t linked. However, some research suggests that a diet high in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in unhealthy fats and processed carbohydrates may encourage younger-looking skin.

Q3. What temperature is good for the skin?

Ans. Heat the water to lukewarm or somewhere in between hot and cold. According to Dermatology, mildly warm water is optimal for face washing and maintaining healthy skin.

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