Winters are here, and so are the cold dry winds that are harsh on your delicate skin. The winter winds, dry indoor air, low humidity, harsh soaps and even cold weather sunburns can create a havoc on the skin and force us to hibernate this time of the year, but no need to worry at all, because here we bring you some amazing and simple tricks to keep your skin glowing and healthy throughout the season. Pamper yourself with these tried and tested tricks and feel the difference yourself. You can thank us later!
Prepare your Skin For Moisture
The clearer your skin, the deeper and better a moisturizer can penetrate inside. Therefore, you need to slough away the dead cells so that the new cells can be revealed and the moisture can peep in. Opt for a mild exfoliator that gently scrubs without irritating the skin or causing redness. Although, a moisturizer containing lactic or salicylic acid is good, but you can choose some homemade scrub too.
Moisturizer is the Key
After scrubbing, the most crucial step is to moisturize the skin that has just been revealed. An oil based moisturizer is best suited for flaky dry skin because it has more staying power and helps prevent the water loss from your skin. Glycerin, mineral oil and petroleum jelly are some other options to choose from for moisturization. Dry skin is prone to age quickly so treatments like Best anti-ageing solution by Dermology are a must to give your skin that extra luxurious treatment and protect it from the harsh winters.
Essential Oils to the Rescue
The soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, plus the heavenly aroma of essential oils is the perfect combination anyone can think of when it comes to pampering your skin. These oils not only give relief from itchiness, but also alleviate irritations giving your skin a healthy glow. Basil oil, bay leaf oil, calendula oil, clove oil, rosemary oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil are some of the ingredients you should look for. You can also use them separately by adding them in the hot water for shower and let them peep in your skin. Just one reminder, make sure you follow the dosage as recommended on the package.
The driest of dry skin in winters can be cured by an overnight treatment of oils. Be it coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, or sesame oil, you can heat it a bit and apply post shower or before going to bed. Result, improved glowing skin you always wanted. Remember to cover your arms, hands and feet before sleeping for proper results. You can also use these oils for massaging your head and make your scalp and hair healthy and shiny.
Slather on Sunscreen
If you think using sunscreen in winters is not at all necessary, then sadly my dear, you are mistaken. Though the sun rays are less intense in winter, they can still burn and damage the skin and thus result in nasty sunburn even in winters. For daily protection, use a moisturizer with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, and carry along a hat, a scarf and sunglasses for minimum damage.
The best way to deal with dry skin is treating the problem from inside. Since the dry skin is caused due to lack of moisture and water content in the skin, drinking ample amount of water at regular intervals result in a fresher looking skin with a healthy glow. Keep yourself hydrated by consuming warm water, hot coffee, green tea, cocoa milk or any other liquid that you like. Also keep distance from alcoholic drinks as alcohol, it can dry out the skin and make it appear flaky.
Get your Diet into the Act
They say to be beautiful from outside; you need to take care of the inside too. And that is exactly the case of dry skin too. As mentioned earlier, dryness is caused due to moisture loss, it can be cured through water intake and prevent the evaporation of moisture from the body. For this, you need to pay heed to your doctor’s advice and have your meals accordingly. Soups, hot chocolates, tea, all such kinds of food are helpful in maintaining the water level. Plus, do not forget to have at least 8-10 glasses of water in a day as it is the simplest and the most convenient method to prevent dry skin.
Kitchen Ingredients to the Rescue
When it comes to dealing with beauty problems, the first and the easiest solution is your kitchen! Yes, trust us, you can find many products in your kitchen yourself that help you deal with your problem. From aloe vera to all the hydrating oils, you have everything to your rescue. Go ahead and pick up anything of your choice and trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
So there you go, you have all these expert tips with you now to rock that shining skin even in winters. Stay shining, gorgeous!