The dry, low humidity, itchy and irritated skin wintertime of the year looks like never ending. It gives some relive to oily skin types like mine but it brings tears to people with dry skin types. And no matter whatever skin type you are taking extra care of your skin is very important or it may lead to some serious damage. So lets look at the most essential winter skin care tips.
Its very important to change the moisturizer, cleanser, mask you have been using during summers cause in summers we use products that are less moisturizing, oil free, non-greasy. But it’s very important to use products that are good in moisturizing your skin during winters.
Use cleansers, which doesn’t rip off all the natural oil from your skin and leaves your skin feeling soft, clean, and not dry. My current favorite is the Shesido purifying cleanser from their ibuki line (and it’s the best I have tried so far for oily skin)
Moisturizers are very essential and like water for your skin during wintertime. So use of good oily moisturizers will leave your skin hydrated. So go for moisturizers, which are high in glycerin and petroleum jelly. But it’s very important to reapply moistures during the day just like we reapplied sunscreen during summers. And speaking of sunscreen you’ll learn just in a few mins below how equally important it is to use during winters too. Also remember to apply good night cream or night serum before you snuggle up in those warm comforters cause your skin repairs itself at night and it would require some extra help from these products 🙂 .
Along with cleansing and moisturizing you need to nourish your skin on a daily basis to have that glowing skin. Go for fruit based face masks as they hydrate your skin and doesn’t leave them feeling dry. You buy them from a beauty store or a drugstore or can make your own face masks at home by using ripe papaya, strawberry, grapes, ripe mango, etc. Grind them in a Grinder and mix yogurt with it. Apply it on your skin and keep it for 20-25 minutes and then wash with plain water. Apply the fruit pack at least once in a week to get the best result.
Sun rays causes even more damage to your skin during winters. The intensity of sun rays on our skin are more in winters compared to summers cause the skin is not only getting hit by sunlight directly but also the snow reflects back the sun rays from the ground. So, you should go for sunscreens to avoid sunburns. You should use it each day before going out. You should also wear a hat and a nice scarf to protect your skin from drying in winter.
Having a humidifier is very important during winter’s cause it not only eliminates the statics but also help you keep your skin hydrated and keeps it soft, and not get it damaged and flakey by the dry air caused by heaters. Avoid taking a shower in very hot water, as it will provide you with a drier skin. Lukewarm water will be the best variant.
Last but the most important thing is to have a healthy and balanced diet. Dermatologists also advise to create a healthy diet plan. You should eat healthy foods rich in vitamins. They should also contain fatty acids, which will fight against your dry skin. You may go for walnuts, tuna, salmon and many others, which are high in Omega 3.