Now that Winter is approaching soon, your skin will start craving more intensive care like moisture, retaining that moisture and help heal the cracked or dehydrated skin. Drinking your regular amount of glasses of water won’t be enough. Your skin will need special care because the cold weather dries off the external skin pretty quickly and before you know it, your skin is dry and blotchy. You don’t want that, do you?
Now is the perfect time to invest in a skin care routine that would actually help your skin in maintaining the essential lipids and oils.
Why does your skin need moisture?
Your skin tends to dry up because of the lack of humidity in the air. When the moisture from your skin is taken away, your skin is at the bay of cracking, dry patches, itchiness, acne caused by dryness and more. When this happens, it would be hard to (but possible) bring back your skin’s natural state. Now that you’re here, it’s perfectly fine to be a little smart and take precautions in order to keep your skin plump and healthy even in winters. Why let your skin be damaged and then wait for a cure when you can protect your skin with little steps in skincare?
So, let’s get to it. The Dos and Don'ts of Skincare in Winter.
DO Cleanse Your Skin:
Cleanse your skin once in the morning and once in the evening. It is important to keep your skin clean in general but, this plays an even important role in Winter because the dry weather can cause your skin to grab on to fine dust particles more easily and get inside your skin.
DO Tone Your Skin: The toner, with an addition to keeping your skin tight and soft, will help protect your barrier. When you put the moisturizer on this toner, your skin will be plump and healthy.
DO Hydrate Your Skin: Speaking of moisturizer, your skin needs a ton of hydration in Winter (even if you have oily skin). Now, you don’t need to go overboard. But you do need to choose products will not only sit on your skin and protect your skin from the cold and dryness but also something that will nourish your skin from the inside, keeping the moisture locked in.
DO Keep Using Your SPF: You NEED to apply your SPF a little extra in Winters as the sun in winters is harsher on your skin (although you can’t notice that because of the cold weather). The tanning that you could experience in winters will take a lot of time to get rid of, unlike a summer tan.
Pretty easy, right? Let’s get to know about the DON'Ts
DO NOT Over-cleanse: While cleansing is an important part of taking care of your skin, overdoing it will only make your skin dry and rough. Cleansing twice a day with 9-10 hours of an interval should do your skin right.
DO NOT Go Overboard With Exfoliation:
It is tempting to scrub off the dead skin cells as the process of exfoliating gives us a feeling of squeaky-cleanliness. However, exfoliating your skin too often in Winters will only make your skin rough and cause you to break out to burn. Exfoliating once in 15 days will help maintain your skin health in winters.
DO NOT Take Hot Showers Too Often:
This is a big one. Dermatologists around the world have suggested staying away from washing your face with hot water in winters. Although the warm feeling is satisfying, it will leave your skin dry and patchy. The excess dryness can cause your skin to crack and even break out.
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Well, now you know what to do with your skin in winter. Take care of it.