The winter season comes with a whole lot of nuisance. The cold weather, the decreased humidity and the freezing winds all wear out the barrier of your skin, thus leading to red, dry and irritated skin.
If your skin is suffering in the cold, here are 6 hacks to solve your winter skin woes.
1. EXFOLIATE YOUR LIPS
The winter weather isn’t very forgiving when it comes to your lips. The best way to prevent your lips from chapping is to add a lip scrub to your routine. After the scrub you should apply a thick layer of ointment on your lips, this prevents your lips from hydration. Not only does exfoliating your lips help keep them from chapping, but it will also help your lip color apply smoothly and last longer.
2. GET HANDS ON
Your hands are often vulnerable when exposed to the harsh winter conditions. Hand cream is a real treat in winter, option for creams containing silicone: these offer a smooth, soothing finish without residual stickiness. Remember to apply hand cream after doing dishes, washing and using hand sanitizer.
3. STAY HYDRATED
We hear this over and over again, but it is important to understand how sufficient drinking water is. In winter you might fancy sipping a warm mug of tea or coffee instead of water, but try to keep your water intake up all year round. It is amazing what an impact drinking water has on our skin, helping it stay bright and plump.
After you’ve washed your face and showered, don’t wait until you’re dry to apply moisturizer or lotion. Do it when your skin is still damp, this is the best time for your skin to receive hydration and lock in moisture. To help your moisturizer soak in, clear away the dead top layer of skin by exfoliating regularly.
5. SHORT SHOWERS
This news is a bonus for people who hate bathing in winter (we all do at some point). Too much exposure to water can actually irritate the skin and dry the skin out so it`s better to take short showers.
6. BATHE WITH LUKEWARM WATER
Hot showers may feel great but they can dry your skin. That’s because when the water is too warm it strips your skin of the natural oils it needs to maintain proper moisture levels, thus leaving your skin tight and raw.
The cold weather can make it incredibly difficult, but take care of yourself this winter. Especially when it gets hard to do that.
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