Even if you are charred by the October heat at the moment, it is not too early to get a few winter skin care items in your kitty! Sooner than later you will realise that your skin is giving in to the nip in the air and the winter will start showing on your skin.
The biggest beauty problem in winter season you ask? It’s skin dryness obviously! Here are 10 simple tips to keep all the moisture locked in, this winter…
- Moisturise and moisturise some more. It is essential to apply a hydrating body lotion in the morning after a bath and at night before going to bed. For extra care carry one bottle of lotion with you and dab a few drops on your skin if it feels dry at any point during the day.
- It will be tempting to take hot water showers during the cooler months, but give your skin some warm water instead. Use only lukewarm water to wash your face, arms and legs. This way you can avoid the hot water from stripping away all the essential oils from your skin.
- Protecting your skin from the sun is crucial in winter too. Always have your SPF shield on.
- Your skin may get dehydrated during winter as it is more prone to dryness. To keep it well moisturised and well hydrated therefore, drink lots and lots of water and use a good skin moisturiser.
- As your skin is prone to get dry during winter, exfoliate once every week to avoid accumulation of dead skin cells. You can also exfoliate using hydrating masks or peeling lotions to remove all the dry and dull skin.
- It is essential to use an emollient on your face to protect your skin from winter dryness. The cleansers you normally use are designed to remove all the excess oil from your face to give you a matte finish. So if you are planning to change your cleanser, this is the season. Choose something mild or oil based so that it hydrates and cleanses your face at the same time.
- Swap your cup of coffee with green tea. Coffee has caffeine content which reduces water levels in your body. On the other hand, green tea is rich in anti-oxidants which improve blood circulation.
- Monitor your skin to instantly know when something is wrong with it. If you see scaly skin you should moisturise more with an effective moisturiser.
- Use essential oils this winter if you have not been using them already. A few drops of essential oil will change your life. Not only are essential oils relaxing and stress relieving but they also help restore lost moisture of your skin.
- Eat foods that will ease blood circulation and keep you warm. The temperature is going to fall and hence you need to binge on food items that will help your body find a thermostatic balance.
Written by Shravani Chavan on Oct 13, 2018