When it gets colder outside, you might feel like your skin is getting drier by the minute, and your face looks dull and lifeless. Cold weather affects every skin type differently, but we all need to make changes when winter starts knocking to maintain our youthful appearance. No matter what your age is, you have to have a winter skin care routine to reduce the damage caused by harsh weather. Read some tips on how below…
Instead of using hot water, switch to lukewarm or medium cold, so you energize the skin cells. Take a shower in the morning alternating warm and cold water, to start the circulation of the blood around the skin cells. Hot showers are harmful in the winter, as they dry your skin faster.
In the winter, you will need to give your skin some extra care. You might be sitting in the office all day, jump in the car, blow the hot air in your face, and get out in the cold, humid air straight after. You need to feed the lost vitamins and minerals in your body regularly to maintain your youthful appearance for longer. Take a small tub with you in your handbag and use it whenever you feel like your skin is getting dry. Pay extra attention to your lips and take a vaseline based lip balm with you.
Even if you have neglected to use your night moisturizer in the summer, you should get it out and use it every night. Give your skin a chance to regenerate at night. Make sure that you wash off the excess in the morning, and avoid the oil clogging up your pores.
The best way of maintaining the flexibility of your skin is to visit the sauna once or twice in the winter. You can have a cold shower or a dip in a cold tub after you finish the steam treatment, and restore the cells easily, get rid of dull dead skin cells, and release the toxins at the same time.
Dry air is very bad for your skin, and the change in humidity levels between your home and the outside can cause damage. To reduce the risks, you can install a humidifier in your home, or install one on your heater, and maintain an equal level of humidity and temperature, protecting your skin.
You need to look after the upper protective layer of your skin. Check out tips on how to exfoliate correctly to avoid damaging your skin. Don’t use your facial scrub more than once a week in the winter, and make sure you apply plenty of moisturizer after you are done.
Looking after your skin in the winter should be all about protecting and eliminating toxins. Avoid hot baths, visit the sauna, and use plenty of moisturizer during the day and night. Create a winter skin care routine that works for you and stick to it.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll definitely take any help I can get to keep looking younger for longer. It’s easy to start off with good intentions and let your routines slip as time goes on, but the only way to improve the appearance of your skin is to maintain a regular routine…Start off this week as you mean to go on – after all, you’re only hurting yourself if you don’t!