Cold Weather and low humidity levels conspire to leave skin feeling tight and dehydrated as the dry air juices moisture from it. If left untreated, this can cause the skin to crack and bleed. If you are prone to eczema or any other dry skin conditions, it’ll tend to flare up around this time of the year as a result. Those lifestyle changes that we all make to accommodate to cooler climate plays a part too. Rushing from the cool outdoors into a centrally heated building and vice-versa causes capillaries in the face to contract and expand quickly, which can lead to broken veins and redness.
The chilly air which lacks moisture surrounds you and can make your skin look dull and dehydrated. Therefore, it is essential to take proper care of your skin during the winters.
To prevent winter skin issues and to keep it healthy-looking and moisturised in winters, you should follow some skincare steps religiously.
Hydration: role of water
You should drink warm water as soon as you wake up in the morning because drinking water in the morning will keep the body hydrated and help you achieve glowing skin. Water helps your immune and digestive systems eliminate toxins and keep your skin nicely clear and hydrated. However, the fact is we often forget to drink enough of it during winters but to ensure that your skin is properly hydrated remember to complete your daily intake of 3.7 litres a day no matter what season is it.
Washing guide :
Don’t over-wash your face, keep it to only twice a day. When you wash your skin, you also strip your skin of all the oil that your skin hydrated. As a person with dry skin type, the oil production is already below what it should be, and washing your face multiple times in a day will make it deprived of its natural hydrating agents. Or you can just use some water to wash your face if you want to wash it more frequently.
- Don’t rub fabrics on your face while drying it down. Wet skin already vulnerable, rubbing it hard as an act of drying can tear away at it through friction, causing irritation and inflammation you should rather pat down the excess water off your face and not rub it rigorously.
- Replacing the hot baths with, lukewarm water can drastically reduce the serial drying of your skin, all the while giving you a sombre experience.
Product to use :
- Avoid using products that contain alcohol, as they tend to dry up the skin and deprives of its natural oils.
- your moisturiser should have oils like jojoba, olive and sunflower, whereas your scrub should have natural exfoliating agents like sugar, lava, ash, Himalayan salt, etc.
- pay attention to the contents of your products. It is not enough to trust the name and game of the brand, as for years they have continued using sulphates and carbon monoxide.
- use the products which are paraben, sulphate and mineral oil-free, as they are harmful to the skin.
- Never invest in products that promise a 24-hr impact. Instead, stick to products that are prone to natural wear off after 8-10 hours period.
That’s all about the minute details you should keep in mind as soon as the dry season hits in. Hope this will be a help for you all.