Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter comes with cold winds and frosty air that can damage your skin. The dry air in a heated room also sucks the skin’s moisture, making oily skin become closer to normal and making dry skin become even drier. Follow the tips to protect your skin during winter.

Winter skin care

Here are tips to take care of your skin during a cold weather.

  • Avoid washing your face and body with hot water.  A heater sucks all moisture from the skin. If you wash your face and shower with hot water, your skin will lose even more moisture and become very dry and flaky.
  •  Use a soap-free cleanser. A soap-based cleanser makes your skin dry. I love Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash. It removes all dirt and makeup without making my skin dry.
  •  Apply rich facial and body cream instead of lotion.Right after washing your face and shower, pat dry your skin with a soft towel and apply cream immediately to lock in moisture. If your body skin is very dry during winter, put on body oil before applying body cream. I prefer body oil to baby oil because whenever I use baby oil, there is a rash all over my skin. Every winter I use Neutrogena Body Oil. It doesn’t leave grease on my skin as baby oil does.
  • Take care of your lips. In winter, cold and windy condition can lead to chapped lips. Apply lip balm or petroleum jelly to moisturize your lips.
  •  Drink a lot of water. As you are in a room with a heater, skin loses moisture. Drink at least 6 – 8 glasses of water a day to keep skin hydrated.
  •  Eat 600-900 milligram of fish oil a day. Fish oil helps reduce loss of moisture from the skin. Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty in fish oil also help regulate cellular function and maintain elasticity and suppleness in the skin.
  •  Put a glass of water near your bed or use a humidifier to humidify your environment. This helps reduce the amount of moisture lost from the skin through evaporation.
  •  Exfoliate your skin once a week to remove flake and dead skin cells and help moisturizer absorb into the skin better.
  •  Don’t forget to apply sunscreen.No matter how cold the weather is, there is sunlight during the day. Sun’s rays cause photoaging because the sun attacks your elastin. Repeated ultraviolet (UV) exposure (even a few minutes a day) also breaks down collagen and impairs the synthesis of new collagen.

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