The skin reacts differently when exposed to certain conditions, and it is up to us to study the patterns and ensure that we are taking absolute care of our skin. Most people assume that as long as you maintain good hygiene and take your bath daily, then the skin is okay. This is not always the case, especially for people who have very sensitive skin that is prone to constant breakouts that arise from lack of care or just not knowing how to go about it. In this blog, we are going to look at some of the ways you can treat and care for your skin in the winter.
Drink A Lot of Water
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During the cold season, it is easy to forget to drink enough water to hydrate your skin. Low humidity tends to suck the moisture from our skin. This is why it is advisable to try to maintain the usual eight glasses of water a day to add moisture to your skin.
Drinking lots of water has several other benefits to your body, such as aiding digestion and normalizing your blood pressure. When you drink enough water, your skin will glow; you might even get a few compliments every now and then.
Exfoliate Your Skin
Most individuals with dry skin fear that exfoliating might do great damage to their skin, but it can be helpful too. Removing dead skin cells will help you to regenerate new and healthy skin. However, ensure that you use a natural body scrub that you use for exfoliating.
Using harmful products for your skin will cause more problems that might be difficult to reverse. If you are wary of ready-made skin products, you make your own skincare products at home with ingredients that you are aware of and trust. When you understand your skin, you are able to know what is good and bad for it.
Avoid Long Showers or Baths
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When it is cold outside, you might be tempted to turn up the heat in your shower and enjoy a long hot shower. Do not fall for that temptation, as you will be doing injustice to your skin. The hot water will drain your skin of all its oils and leave you feeling dry and flaky. You might realize that your skin gets irritated and itchy after taking exceedingly long hot baths in the winter season.
Invest in Skin Care Products
There are various skin care products that can be of great advantage to you during the cold season, but one thing that you cannot do without is a moisturizer. When choosing your moisturizer, make sure that it is oil-based and not water-based. Water-based moisturizers tend to strip your skin of the oils that it needs. A reputable skin care products manufacturer will ensure that their products are safe for all types of skin.
Apply moisturizer immediately after taking a bath to retain as much moisture as possible for your skin. If you know that you have sensitive skin, avoid changing up your skincare products every now and then, as this might affect your skin in the long run. Always ensure that your skincare products are stored properly as advised by manufacturers. You can use a previous gift packing box to keep all your products safe and away from children.
Protect Your Skin From Harmful Elements
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Some of these elements include harmful UV rays; yes, your skin can still get damaged by UV rays in the winter. If you know, you might be out in the sun later in the day, apply sunscreen to protect your skin. Other elements that can cause damage to your skin include counterfeit makeup products.
Never compromise on quality when it comes to your body. When looking for makeup products such as foundation, powders, and eye makeup, always go for the best quality in the market. It might cost you extra money, but trust me, the cost of repairing damaged skin is way higher. Ensure that all the components of a particular product are safe for your skin and will not cause any allergic reactions.
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You could be doing everything right for your skin, but without a balanced diet, you will always find yourself back to where you started. Your diet should incorporate foods that are good for your skin, such as cereals, fruits, vegetables, and proteins. Vitamin C is an essential element for healthy skin, so make sure to include fruits such as cantaloupe, mango, papaya, and citrus fruits and juices. Having a blender will help you make all those nice and healthy smoothies that will work great magic for your skin.
A healthy and glowing skin will boost your confidence and self-esteem. Prepare a schedule for your skincare, morning, and night routine and ensure that you always adhere to it. Once your skin is used to a particular regimen, it might react to any slight changes that will take you back. Do not ignore any red flags when it comes to your skin, and always consult a dermatologist if you feel like your skin requires medical intervention. Hopefully, you have found this information useful as we get ready for the coming winter season.
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