Winter Skin Care Routine Tips

A change in the season not only warrants a change in the wardrobe, but in the skin care routine as well. As soon as winter sets in, the skin starts feeling a little dry and when not attended to, becomes scaly and flaky. Indoor heating, low temperatures, and dry air affects the skin and makes it vulnerable to dehydration and peeling. This is why it is important to switch to a dedicated winter skin care routine. Here are some winter skin care tips to survive the cold winter months and maintain healthy, happy skin –

 

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Change the cleanser – In summer, foaming cleansers are great, but in winters when the skin is dry switch to a creamy cleanser. In case, your skin is on the dry side, opt for creams with fatty acids and barrier-repairing ceramides that are good at preventing water loss. Remember, to preserve and maintain a youthful glow and soft skin, hydration is the key.

Try a facial oil – One of the essential parts of winter skin care routine is to invest in good quality facial oil. During the winters, mix a couple of drops of facial oil in your day cream to lock the moisture in the skin.

Exfoliate – To fight dullness and uneven pigmentation, it is very important to invest in a good exfoliator. Exfoliating helps shed dead cells and boosts the natural repair process, promoting the production of collagen. Remember to exfoliate gently, using natural and gentle exfoliators to avoid excessive dryness.

Moisturize – Moisturizing is an important part of any winter skin care routine. After your bath, pat the skin dry and apply a body lotion to protect the skin from moisture loss. Moisturizer help the skin retain moisture throughout the day. Use a lip balm to prevent drying and cracking of the lips.

 

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7 Steps to healthy, smooth Winter Skin

 

Everyone wants beautiful winter skin. But nourished, silky smooth skin in the dry months needs a little extra pampering. Colder weather brings dryness, dryness and more dryness that can make skin dull, flaky and lusterless. Moisturizing is obviously an important skin care routine to follow but there are some other things you can do to keep your skin happy and dewy all winter.

 

7 Steps to healthy, smooth Winter Skin
7 Steps to healthy, smooth Winter Skin

 

1. Switch to a heavier moisturizer 

The moisturizer you’ve been slathering on isn’t sufficient for the winter. Switch to an oil-based moisturizer to keep dryness at bay. Oil-based moisturizers form a protective layer on the skin and lockin moisture. Look for humectants (ingredients that attract moisture) like glycerine and alpha-hydroxy acids in cold weather moisturizers. Most night creams are oil-based. Apply a moisturizer two to three times day on damp skin for best results.

 

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