Winter is a harsh time for the skin. The cold, dry air and lack of sunlight can leave your skin feeling dry, irritated, and itchy. The cold weather can be a skin’s worst enemy. Dry skin in the wintertime is a huge problem for many of us. The dryness, the wind, and the low humidity can all wreak havoc on your skin.
So how to protect our skin and keep it supple? Let's look at it today
Some of the tips to protect your skin during winter are:
Drink lots of water to keep hydrated.
Use a humidifier in your bedroom or living room to add moisture to the air.
Get at least 15 minutes of sunlight every day to help with vitamin D production.
Try not to use any heavy moisturizers or oils as they may create a barrier that traps moisture and irritants which will make your skin feel even more dry and irritated.
Wear gloves when you go outside so that you don't have direct contact with cold temperatures on your hands and fingers which will cause them to be drier than usual.
What to do before stepping out in Cold weather
Below are some tips to help you protect your skin in the cold weather:
Wear a face mask when you go outside to avoid dry air and pollutants from entering your lungs.
Apply moisturizer before going outdoors to keep your face from getting dry.
Protect your hair with a hat or scarf when it's really cold outside because wind can cause static electricity that attracts dust and dirt particles. These particles will cling to your hair strands and break down the protective oils on them.
Drink plenty of water, especially hot beverages like herbal drinks, tea, coffee etc because they have natural moisturizing properties for your skin.
Bring an umbrella with you when it rains because rainwater is very wet and will make your skin feel crinkly soft after being exposed to the dry cold air for too long.
How to Prevent Dry Winter Skin
Dry skin in winter can be a problem for a lot of people, and it can lead to other complications. It is important that you take care of your skin during the winter months as the cold weather and dry air will make it more susceptible to dryness. Here are some tips on how to prevent dry winter skin:
Apply moisturizer every day, even if you don't think you need it
Keep your hands away from water
Avoid washing your face with hot water as this will only increase the levels of dryness
1. Moisturize right after washing
Moisturizing is one of the most important steps in our skincare routine. Moisturizing right after washing is the best time to moisturize, as it locks in moisture and prevents dryness.
Moisturizing right after washing can help you avoid dryness and keep your skin hydrated. This will also help you maintain a healthy skin barrier, which will protect your skin from external irritants such as pollution and harsh weather conditions.
2. Apply sunscreen daily
3. Use overnight treatments
4. Adjust your skincare routine
5. Use a humidifier
6. Go easy on exfoliants and scrubs
Exfoliation is a process that removes the outer layer of skin cells to reveal new, healthy skin. The idea behind exfoliation is that it clears away dead skin cells and debris to allow new, fresh skin cells to grow. The idea behind exfoliation is that it clears away dead skin cells and debris to allow new, fresh skin cells to grow.
Scrubs can be abrasive and can be too harsh for those with sensitive or dry skin. So go easy on exfoliants and scrubs if you have sensitive or dry skin.
7. Try adding occlusives to your routine
There are many benefits to adding occlusives to your routine. They can help you with dry skin, chapped lips, and cracked cuticles. You can use them for a variety of purposes like moisturizing the skin, softening the hair, or as a makeup remover.
There are many different kinds of occlusives. Some examples include oils and waxes that come from animals or plants. There are also petroleum-based products that act as occlusives but they have some side effects such as clogging pores and suffocating the skin with too much oil or wax.
8. Hydrate from the inside
Drinking plenty of water and beverages such as juices, coconut water, herbal teas, etc hydrate the body naturally which will reflect on the skin’s health
9. Opt for nonirritating fabrics
In the past, people would wear clothes that were made of natural fabrics such as cotton and wool. They would usually be dyed with natural dyes like indigo or madder. But now, people are looking for clothes that are made of synthetic materials such as polyester and nylon. These materials do not irritate the skin and they are also easy to wash.
The downside is that these synthetic fabrics can be a little bit more expensive than natural fabrics. But they last a lot longer than cotton or wool and they don't shrink when you wash them in hot water.
10. Wear gloves
Gloves are the ultimate physical barrier against environmental agents that can dry out the skin on your hands.
To protect your hands, wear warm gloves when stepping out into the cold and use a pair of silicone gloves when washing dishes.
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