After scorching heat of summer, winter is a bliss with cold weather and the time to enjoy hot cocoa. However, winter is also the time your skin starts losing its softness and becomes dull, dry and cracked. You need to take care of your skin as much as you do in summer. Here are few steps you can follow to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Hydration and Healthy Eating
Usually, in winter our water intake becomes less because of the cold. However, it is equally important to keep yourself hydrated in winter for healthy body and skin. Take healthy nutritious food, which contains vitamins and have a balanced diet.
Moisturise Your Skin
Whichever skin type you have, it gets dry in winter. It is important to moisturise your skin for hydration and keeping it healthy. Opt for an oil-based moisturizer since oil-based moisturizers are more hydrating and keep the skin hydrated for long. Also, use a good night cream to have soft skin the next day. The same goes for the rest of your body.
Sunscreen is not only important in summer, but also in winter when the sun can cause more damage to your skin. So, use a broad spectrum sunscreen and apply it half hour before you go out.
Use Oils for added Benefits
Not all oils are good for your skin since they can clog pores, but primrose, mineral and almond oil are very good for your skin and you can add essential oils to them for added benefits. Using oils for your hair once or twice a week also help your hair health and keep them dandruff free.
Use Lip Scrub
Exfoliation is the key to success. Exfoliation of skin is important in winter. It will remove dead skin and dry patches, also it keeps the complexion from getting dull. Use a good exfoliating scrub to exfoliate your skin at least once a week.
Keep The Temperature Low
High temperature indoors using heaters can strip your skin of the humidity and moisture it needs. Keep the temperature on low and cover yourself up with warm clothes to stay protected from the cold. Use lukewarm water to wash your face and for bath, the water should not be too hot. Immediately after taking a bath apply moisturizer to lock in moisturiser.