When the temperature starts to go down, the need to know what to do for your skin in winter goes up.
Simply, it’s all about hydration so let’s look at how to hydrate effectively.
I know I harp on about this a lot, but that’s because it’s so important.
We must hydrate internally and that’s’ how to take care of skin in winter naturally.
Keep your water intake up and if you want something warm, choose herbal teas as opposed to coffee, tea and alcohol as they have a diuretic effect on the body and cause you to lose a lot of fluid.
If you really love your coffee and tea, try decaf. I can’t taste the difference; the flavour is the same and satisfies me as much as caffeinated drinks.
You can also increase your intake of natural oil by using olive oil and avocado in salads, incorporate oily fish like salmon and tuna in your meals and have unsalted, un-roasted nuts for snacking.
As far as your skin goes, your routine shouldn’t have to change too much other than using your moisturiser more often throughout the day and/or changing to a richer formula particularly at night.
One thing to pay closer attention to is exfoliation. This is one of the most important steps in how to treat dry skin in winter. As your skin dries out, there will be more dead skin cells left on the surface of the skin and without exfoliation, your skin will be left dull, flaky, and prone to irritation. When dead skin cells are regularly removed, the pores soften and absorb the treatments allowing for better penetration.
This often results in irritation as the skin dries out, so you may need to alter your winter skin care routine by changing to richer moisturisers, serums, nourishing lips balms, soothing body lotions, nourishing eye creams and using lubricating eye drops.
When our eyes dry out, we tend to rub them, causing the delicate skin around the eye area to swell and become puffy.
When you have a little time to yourself, soak in a warm bath with some natural oils like lavender which will assist with softening the skin and subsequently dead skin cells will naturally shed as you dry your skin. With clean skin, your lotions will absorb better leaving your skin feeling and looking smooth and hydrated.
Wow, I feel better already just thinking about it, don’t you?
To recap on what to do for your skin in winter:
Drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids
Add oily fish, olive oil and avocados to your diet
Avoid hot showers and sitting too close to hot heaters
Moisturise throughout the day
Use richer serums, lotions and moisturisers
Follow these steps and you will feel and see the difference and prevent dry winter skin.
Until next time,
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