Christmas & New Year’s have already passed by, and the Temperatures are still dropping everyday And in this Season we completely forget how important it is to change our skincare regimes in accordance to the weather outside .
Low temperatures and Lack of Humidity make the air dry, and hence our skin loses the low amount of water it has.
With every passing day, the condition of the exposed parts of our bodies ie. our face and our hands – gets worse
This is because of the Dehydration of the skin in these parts .
This is the time for rehydration of your skin which can be achieved through many ways –
1. DRINKING LOTS OF WATER
This is without a doubt the first and foremost step towards hydration .
And we know that most of Feel really lazy keeping a track of how must water we beed to conssume , so dont you worry cause this app called Lifesum (apt for those who want to watch their weight. The Apple Watch would remind you to drink & exercise, but the force of will to resist that apple pie will be still up to you),
this app is gonna take care of that so excuses taken .
Hydration starts from within your body, and then moves on to the surface.
And drinking waters is just not beneficial for the winter time but all year around.
So you can definately make it one of you new year resolution .
2. MOISTURIZE , MOISTURIZE , MOISTURIZE
1. never forget to apply face moisturizer before you start with your makeup –
and allow yourselves to get a little dewy.
Don’t obsess with matte textures: your face will thank you.
2. Moisturise your full body afterctaking a bath .-
this is because we all tend to take a hot water bath in winters and hot water dries away the little moisture tht is still present in the body .
3. Do apply an overnighr moisturizer before sleeping
3. STAY AWAY FROM THE ALCOHOL/SOAP CONTAINING PRODUCT
In order to prevent chapping of parched hands,
use soap-free cleansers/ face wash & alcohol-free hand sanitizers.
Opt a moisturizing soap-free hand wash / face wash instead a forming facewash
4. APPLY YOUR SUNSCREEN ALWAYS-
You must wondering y apply sunscreen in Winters .
Well Here’s the answer to that –
Winter sun when combined with glare of snow can also damage your skin.
Try to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen on your face , hands and feet ( if they are exposed ) , about 30 minutes before going out.
Reapply it if you stay outside for a long time.
5. GIVE YOUR HANDS THE CARE THEY NEED
Wear gloves whenever you are going outside
For SOFT HANDS
Mix sugar and lemon juice together and apply the mixture to scrub the hands.
– Massage moisturizer on the hands after bathing and washing clothes.
6. MAKE USE OF HUMIDIFIER
Central heating systems / electrical space heaters blow hot dry air throughout our homes & offices.
Humidifiers bring in more moisture content in the air, which prevents your skin from drying out.
The best way out is to place several small humidifiers throughout your house /office ; they will help distribute while exhaling the moisture more evenly.
7.WINTER SKINCARE HOMEMADE BEAUTY REMEDIES
- Honey And Raw Milk
- Lemon And Honey Mixture
- Yogurt And Buttermilk Face Pack
- Sunflower Oil
- Petroleum Jelly
- Olive Oil And Egg Yolk Face Pack
- Avocado And Honey Face PackCoconut Oil
- Milk And Almond Face Pack
- Strawberries Mask
- Banana Mask
- Papaya Face Pack
8. AVOID SUPERHOT BATHS
Its no doubt , soaking yourself in a fiery -hot bath feels great after a long day out in the cold or getting out from that warm and cosy blanked wrapped bed in the morning .
But the heat of a hot shower / bath actually breaks down the lipid barriers on the surface of your skin, which leads to a loss of moisture.
Its advisable to instead make use of warm water and reduce the timespan of your bathing time.
The hotter the water , the more you deprive your skin of the natural oils it produces for creating a natural barrier against cold.
If you just can’t give up on hot baths/showers, then make sure you moisturize your entire body right after you finished .
9. HEAL YOUR CRACKED HEELS
Soak your feet in Luke warm water at night for about 15 – 20 minutes.
Scrub with either a pumice stone or scrubbers that do come for feet .
Apply apricot cream or any other moisturizing cream and tie a gauze around the heels and feet like a bandage.
Leave it on for the whole night.
Do this every single night for an entire week.
10.HAIR CARE DURING WINTERS
Heat coconut oil before applying on the scalp and ends of the hair .
Wrap a hot seamed towel and let it stay on your hair for sometime.
Wash your hair next morning and do remember to apply hair mask too.
11. WRAP YOURSELF IN A SCARF
The harsh chilly winters could cause a windburn, which as a result dries out your skin and can cause irritatation .
The best way to protect yourself from the blistering cold weather is to keep yourself covered:
wrap your neck, chin in a warm cozy scarf and wear a warm cap or hood to protect your forehead from cold .
Exfoliating is an effective way to get rid of dead cells on the skin which tend to be make our skin dry and coarse.
This allows the moisturizer to penetrate in the skin better and let your skin breathe .
Exfoliation promotes cellular renewal by allowing new, moist skin cells to surface.
This keeps your skin hydrated for a longer time.