When your skin starts feeling dry towards the end of the year, you know winter is here. So, what does one need to do to ensure that they have healthy glowing skin even during winter? Here are some things to keep in mind:
As much as we enjoy a hot bath in winter, it is advisable to avoid it. Instead, have a bath with warm water as this helps retain the natural body oils and reduces dryness of the skin.
Use soaps that are not harsh on the skin. Use a milder soap or face wash than the one you would usually use during the rest of the year. It’s preferable to use products that are non-scented and mild.
To moisturize, use oil-based moisturizers rather than water-based moisturizers. Use oil based products containing oils like avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, or almond oil, as these, will not clog your pores and they will avoid giving your skin an oily look.
The sun’s rays may not be as harsh in winter, but that doesn’t mean you can skip using sunscreen. Its best to continue using sunscreen even during winters to avoid any damage caused by the sun.
Eat right and include foods are that are rich in fatty acids as this will help maintain a glow during winter. Ensure that you drink a lot of water to keep your skin hydrated.
Feet tend to take a beating during winter if not cared for properly, so rather than using your usual moisturizer to moisturize your feet, it’s better to use petroleum jelly as these will ensure that your don’t get those nasty cracks.
If you live in areas where it gets extremely cold, it’s advisable to invest in a humidifier as this will help keep reduce dry air, indoors.