The harsh, winter conditions can pose serious damage to the skin. Humidity levels drastically drop down during the winter months which means the air becomes dry. When the air is dry, it tries to find moisture anyway and where ever it can - including your skin. The drier the air, the more moisture it robs away from your skin leaving it feeling dry, scaly and sometimes itchy.
Your skin needs a lot of pampering and TLC to keep it healthy all winter long. Check out these top winter skincare tips that we swear by:
Tip #1: Choose Your Cleanser Wisely
A gel or exfoliating cleanser can strip off the natural oils on your skin so try to stay away from these types of cleanser during the cold months. Instead, try to use a creamy, foaming cleanser like theClarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser to help you all impurities from your skin while maintaining your skin’s natural radiance. It has coconut oil and fatty acids that leaves the skin soft and smooth.
Tip #2: The Case For Exfoliation
We’ve always been told to exfoliate our skin at least two to three times a week. During the winter season, it’s important to exfoliate in order to remove dry, dead skin cells from the surface of the skin – just keep in mind to minimize the number of times you do this step. The dry air is already sucking moisture away from your skin so regular scrubbing will put your skin at risk of abrasion. Use a mild, gentle exfoliator like the Talia Skincare Reviving Liquid Dead Sea Salt at least once a week. It has an all-natural Dead Sea minerals in its liquid gel formula known for their amazing natural exfoliating properties, which gently remove the dead cells from your skin.
Tip #3: Extra Protection
If you’re heading outdoors, protect yourself from the harsh elements by covering your face and body with proper winter clothes. Always wear scarves, gloves and hoodies to protect skin from the cold air and snow. Also, wear sunscreen because the winter sun is also damaging just like the summer sun.
Tip #4: Humidifiers Will Support Beautiful Skin
The winter season is still in full swing which gives you more reason to invest in a humidifier. Not only will it combat winter’s brutal elements (dry air) and reduce your susceptibility to all sorts of infection, but it will also give your smooth and healthy skin. Humidifiers will introduce moist back into your home and will help alleviate dry, chapped and flaky skin.
Tip #5: Hydrate From Within
The biting winter cold will make you drink hot beverages like coffee, tea and cocoa more often than the usual. Don’t forget that your body also needs water to keep you hydrated from the inside and out. You can also eat foods that have high water content like tomatoes, cucumbers, and watermelons, among others, to help you hydrate your body even more.