The hot summer days are going and winters are approaching. Maintaining a glowing and healthy skin during winter may be a challenging task for everyone. During the colder months of the year your skin begins to get dry and flaky and this makes it look dull unhealthy. It is important to moisturize you skin during the season because is you don’t then you may risk your skin getting cracked and cracked and sensitive.
During the winter months, humidity drops in many places throughout the country, and the weather becomes cold and dry. This can wreck havoc on the skin, as it loses its natural moisture and often becomes dry, itchy and rough. While many spas and salons offer facials and other intensive treatments designed to restore moisture to skin in the winter, these services are often costly and inconvenient. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take at home to ensure that your skin stays bright and healthy during the winter months without spending too much money.
One good option would be to put moisture back into the air. A humidifying system can help your skin remain supple instead of cracked and dry. You can buy a system from your local drug store.
A good boy scrub and facial exfoliant can help remove dead skin cells from your body. Add this to your cleansing routine once a week. Not only will you feel fresh but your skin will be free from all that old dry cells. Now you’re ready to moisturize!
Oil Based Moisturizer
This will help protect your skin from moisture loss. Choose one that comes in an ointment form as it will contain 80% oil. Creams and lotions may tend to dry out the skin rather than keep it moisturized and soft.
Eating the Right Foods
In the winter time we regularly eat a lot more than we do in any other season. This is good as long as we are eating the right foods. Eating foods rich in protein, vitamin A, B1, and B2 is a great way to improve your skins healthiness. By consuming these types of foods, you can help your skin build up a defense against the elements along with your regular skin care regiment. In winter time, your skin needs all the help it can get.
Foods that are full of antioxidants help your skin to fight off inflammation and protect the cells of the membranes from being destroyed by the elements. Drinking green tea or eating foods with omega 3 are other great ways to help. These are rich with antioxidants. Taking a multi-vitamin is also a great way to help your skin along.
The Importance of Water
Water is important no matter what time of year it is, but it is extremely important in the winter. You should drink at least eight glasses of water a day to replenish the water lost from the winter air taking it out of your skin. There is one ancient Chinese remedy that is a safe method give your body a boost of energy. This includes warm water mixed with lemon. This concoction detoxifies the body of toxins and removes those that cause your skin to be dry.
A good night’s sleep is also a good step to take. While you sleep at night, your body is replenishing itself and preparing itself for the oncoming day ahead whether it be hot or cold. If you aren’t getting enough sleep at night, your body as well as your skin will not be health and glowing.
Many people think that since it is not warm in the winter, sunscreen is not necessary. However, the sun is as strong in the winter as it is in summer, and despite the fact that most people do not spend as much time outdoors in winter, any sun exposure has the potential to harm your skin. In fact, sunlight reflected off snow can be particularly damaging. Use a daily sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. A heavy moisturizing formula is better in the winter when skin tends to be drier.
It’s simple but it works! Why expose your hands to the cold. Choose a good quality pair that does not irritate the skin. If you’re allergic to wool, wear a cotton mitten underneath. It will help keep your hands dry and warm.