Winter got your skin looking dry? Read below to get healthy skin!!
It’s no news that winters bring along with them a plethora of skin problems. We need to take extra special care of our skins so that they don’t get dry. The cold winter air tends to suck out all traces of moisture from our skins and this is just not healthy.
While winter skincare is important, it is also important that you don’t empty out your pockets for it. So listed out here are a few tips so that you can take care of your skin in a pocket-friendly way!
Take short showers
Long showers can wash away essential oils from your body. Avoid this to keep your skin from drying out. Stick to shorter and lukewarm showers when the weather starts to get colder.
As the winds get chilly, it can lead to dryer skin. Dry skin makes your body work overtime to create more oil This additional oil can cause clogged pores. Use an exfoliant to remove dry skin during winter.
Hydrated skin is healthy skin. Beyond drinking water, you should invest in a moisturizer that protects and soothes your skin during the colder months.
Gentle cleansing is the way to go!
Cleansers that are too harsh on your skin can remove the necessary oils your body needs to protect itself. Use a cleanser that is gentle and won’t dry you out.
Show your lips some love!
Your lips are the only part of your skin that doesn’t have oil glands or pores. That makes them much more likely to dry out, especially in the colder Fall months. Be sure to moisturize them regularly to keep them from drying out and cracking.
These were some do’s for your winter skincare, but there are some don’ts as well.
Because your skin is more prone to irritation during colder winter months, it’s best to keep to a simple routine. More cleansing, exfoliating, scrubbing, washing can irritate your skin and cause extra dryness rather than moisturizing. Try to avoid doing extra in want of better results. Trust the process and be patient.
Online stores and makeup stores are fun for browsing, but it is important that you remember that you don’t need all of them. Try out home remedies. They are healthier, without the added risk of chemicals and are super pocket friendly.
We crave rich foods this time of year, but too much of a good thing can show up as clogged pores and breakouts. Too much oil and spices tend to overwork our sebaceous glands which cause oily skin, which in turn causes dust and dirt to stick on our faces. And we all know that’s just an invitation to bacteria that will lead to acne. So, don’t overkill with fatty foods.
On the flip side, too few calories can leave you looking sallow and haggard. The body needs an appropriate amount of all nutrients. And the first sign of undernourishment can be seen on the skin.
Skimping on sleep results in puffy eyes, dark circles and ashy complexions – not a great look. Overuse of eyes and the skin around it causes it to lose moisture and skin in turn darkens. Added to that your cranky mood due to lack of sleep will surely not gain you, friends. So try to sleep the appropriate amount to keep your skin healthy.