Face is the only part of the body that cannot be protected enough when going out to the harsh, freezing weather during winter. At this time, even the most cared, balanced skin tends to become extremely sensitive, dry and stressed. On top of that, all the stress of the Christmas feast and changes in diet (more sugars and carbs during the holidays) can result changes in skin condition. To prevent all these, now we share some tips to help you reduce these effects and prepare your skin for winter season.
1. Switch up your skincare
While lighter moisturizers were suitable for summer time, winter is the time to swap for something thicker, richer. In case you stick to your well-proven cosmetic products, add some face oils into your skincare routine to increase hydration and nutrition. Additionally, you can opt for using honey masks once or twice a week for some extra care.
2. Keep up with exfoliating
Exfoliating is especially important during warmer seasons, but nor should be negligible during winter time. Besides giving back the youthful glow that usually gets lost in winter, exfoliating helps get rid of dead skin cells that clog follicles causing congestion and breakouts. In addition, clearing your skin free from debris allows all your serums and moisturizers penetrate much better and deeper.
3. Never forget sunscreen
Though the weather is cold outside and it may seem unreasonable to use SPF, believe it, it is actually not. UV rays are active the same way like in summer, what is more, when reflected off the white snow, they can be even more harmful. If you want to make things simpler, choose skincare products and makeup that contain SPF. In this way, you do not need to pay special attention to apply it every morning.
4. Stay cool
When it is freezing outside, the only thing we are dreaming about is to sit in a steamy hot bath or to have an almost-boiling shower at the end of the day. In fact, this is a bad idea since hot water just makes the skin even drier and more sensitive. As a solution, keep the temperature low and spend less time under the shower. Then, apply moisturizer or lotion and wrap yourself with the warmest blanket accompanied with a hot cup of tea and a great book.
5. Look for nutritious ingredients
If you decide to look for and try new skincare products, always check out the ingredients list. Choose products containing ingredients with anti-inflammatory and calming effects e.g. Aloe Vera or cucumber, which ensure extra care for your skin during winter.
Though extra amount of nutrition and moisture is required in the cold season, stay away from switching up the whole product range of your beauty routine suddenly, in order to avoid shocking your skin. Try new things cautiously, by gradually implement them into your beauty regimen. In case you would like to get personalized advice, get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org and book an appointment.