The weather outside may be unsightly, but your skin doesn’t have to be. It’s everyone’s dream in the dead of winter to have dewy skin that’s immune to the effects of icy temps, whipping winds, and Sahara-like heating. So, I did my own research and came up with some useful skin care tips for winter 2015 along with some myths mixed in that I wanted to share with you! Read on to find out what you should be doing to keep your skin from falling victim to dryness, cracking and irritation this winter.
The Most Effective Skin Care Tips for Winter 2014-15
- Hydrate your skin from within by drinking lots of water. Carry a bottle with you when you go outside. Herbal tea is also great when it’s really cold. Your skin will soon have a healthy glow.
- Exfoliating your skin regularly is an effective way to rid the skin of dead cells, which tend to be dry and coarse. Plus, it allows moisturizer to penetrate the skin better. Exfoliation promotes cellular renewal by allowing new, moist skin cells to surface.
- 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.
- Night creams are made with reparative and regenerating ingredients, like avocado oil, that penetrate the skin slowly while you sleep and moisturize deep down below the surface for lasting moisture the next day.
- Basically, you must rub oil on your body and leave it for at least 30 minutes so that it can be absorbed by the skin. This full body massage helps to improve blood circulation, makes your skin supple and calms and relaxes your mind.
- Cucumbers and celery naturally contain a lot of water – which makes them a perfect snack when you’re trying to keep yourself and your skin hydrated. Orange and yellow veggies, like sweet potatoes, carrots, red peppers and pumpkin, are great for your skin due to the antioxidant, beta-carotene.
- Hot water bath, though irresistible during winter, is best avoided. It strips your skin of natural oils and can cause itchiness and redness of the skin. That is why; you must go for lukewarm water while taking a bath.
- Although it doesn’t taste very great flaxseed oil can moisturize your body from the inside. Since it is rich in vital fatty acids it can do a lot for your overall health. It is available in oil form as well as in capsule form.