While the First Official Day of Winter is Not for Some Time Now. With the Passing of Thanksgiving and the Welcoming of December it is Never Too Early to Get Ahead of those Annual Winter Time Skin Problems! This Blog Hopefully Helps Give a Few Hints And Tips on how To Keep Your Skin Healthy and Glowing Throughout Winter.
We welcome winter with open arms – its fresh frost, winds that whisk you away and light sunshine that comforts you with its warmth. All the while, we are also being attacked by our beloved winter winds. What feels beautifully refreshing is wicking away moisture from your skin. With little or no sebaceous glands to moisturize naturally, your cheeks, arms, and legs are experiencing the worst of winter. Your skin is left dry and cracked, sometimes to the point of bleeding. Winter is raging battle when your skin is at its most vulnerable. With the lack of moisture in the outdoor air, and artificial heat indoors taking away what was left, action is desperately in need.
While the rest of you is frolicking in winter wonders, your skin should not be left behind. Give your skin the armor it deserves by following the few simple, but significant steps listed below.
Wash with Lukewarm Water
Steaming showers are a tempting refuge from the winter. We douse ourselves with hot water at every chance we get, enjoying the warmth that travels within us, unaware of the damage it does to our skin. Hot water is robbing our skins of whatever moisture is left within it. Next time you are tempted to take a long shower with hot water pouring down your face, think of the aftermath of such dangerous comforts. Take moderate-temperature showers for shorter periods of time, giving special treatment to areas where the skin is thinnest – like your hands.
Reach for Moisturizer, Stat!
Whenever your skin is damp, the moment is ripe for locking in the moisture. Keep up your moisturizing habits especially right after you have been in contact with water. Applying moisturizer while your skin is still moist allows it to seep in and seal itself in order to bear against the biting, moisture-empty air.
What else is preventing your skin from getting the soft and sleek feel it deserves? It is the layer of dead cells that is now barricading the entrance of moisture. Do not let dead skin cells form layers over your skin, especially on areas such as your hands, so that the extensive moisturizing efforts you do put in go to waste. Go ahead and try an exfoliating mask or body wash, and apply moisturizer right after to treat the problem from all ends.
Make sure you do not skimp out on your water intake thinking no sweat, no worries. We tend to replace our water bottles with tea flasks as winter approaches. The heat we gain comes at the price of the hydration we lose. Remember to maintain a healthy intake of water, and remember, if you are thirsty then you are already dehydrated.
It’s not just water. You can maintain a healthy level of hydration by consuming water-rich fruits, such as watermelons, apples, kiwis, and cucumbers. Make sure your diet is rich of fatty fish and omega-3 supplements to give your skin a soft and vibrant look.
Use the longer winter nights to take special care of your skin. Develop a nighttime moisturizing routine. The nights give you longer hours to lock in the moisture, which you can seal with
trusty socks and gloves.
Lastly remember to avoid impostors in the moisturizer world that are made of petroleum based products, they are doing worse to your skin than you imagine!
It does not take much more than some vigilance on what your skin goes through to make sure that you sport soft and supple skin all year round. Do not allow the winter to chip away at your skin. Buy your stock of oil-based, natural moisturizers, make your own skin-care routine, and then with a few simple steps, you are enjoying that winter glow all over.
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