The cold weather is knocking on our door. The cool winds make us feel refreshed and awake. You may want to stay warm indoors with faint air. Winter has its own charm. Is that correct? But did you know that freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your skin? Pooh! The list of causes for ashy skin is long, from daily habits and sinfully cool weather to a lack of natural oils in your skin. Even those with oily or combination skin will find their skin stretched and tightened, looking as dull as a pale, grey winter morning. Winter skincare requires spending big bucks on high-end beauty products. Don’t worry, we have a simple routine to keep your skin soft and hydrated all season long. Let nature’s closet do double duty when it comes to winter skincare.
Turn Down The Hot Shower:
When the temperature drops, soaking in a tub of hot water or taking a long, steamy shower can be very tempting. However, using water that isn’t quite as hot will be much more beneficial for your skin. This prevents natural oils from easily peeling off the skin.
Dab Lotion, After You Wash:
Apply a generous amount of moisturiser to your skin immediately after bathing to lock in moisture. Know your ingredients and choose organic. Kitchen products such as coconut oil, castor oil, and olive oil can be used to keep your skin looking youthful. Thin skin on your hands, feet, elbows, knees, etc. tend to lose moisture quickly. Revive those areas by soaking them overnight in deep hydrating oils and wake up to beautiful, supple skin.
You miss the hydration part when you turn to hot beverages, but remember that your skin needs hydration from the inside. Fruits, juices, milk, soups, salads, and vegetables can cover this in your winter skincare routine. Lukewarm water with lemon is both refreshing and hydrating.
Exfoliation Is Key:
Exfoliating more gently than usual removes dead skin cells, promotes skin regeneration, and allows moisturisers to penetrate better. If your skin is really dry, exfoliate less. If your skin has no problem exfoliating, do it once a week. Combine sugar, sea salt, and coconut oil with a few drops of lavender oil to create a natural scrub that treats dandruff on your face. Make a thick paste of curd, sugar, and fresh cream to clear the complexion and revitalise even the driest skin. And don’t forget to protect your lips with winter skincare.
Don’t let the grey winter days fool you. Snow reflects up to 80% of the sun’s light on cloudy days. Whether on the slopes or in the parking lot, wearing SPF is just as important as it is in summer. Warm sunshine feels good, but it can still damage the skin around your eyes; do not drop your sunglasses. Wear light, breathable materials, gloves, mittens, and a scarf to protect your skin from the cold wind.
Natural Skin Nutrients:
Add a homemade mask to your winter skincare routine to revive dry skin. Consider ingredients such as honey, avocado, yoghurt, olive oil, jojoba oil, bananas, papaya, and aloe vera. Mix your favourite ingredients to form a fine paste and apply to the skin for 10-30 minutes. Get youthful and lasting hydration - what we always want.
Decide on your cues now, and give tender care and healing love to your skin this winter. And it will love you back!🥰