Winter is a tough time for skin. The cold, dry air causes it to become parched and cracked. The problem also gets exacerbated when we spend a lot of hours outside in the sun. So here are some tips on how to keep your skin nourished throughout winters!
Drink plenty of water
Staying hydrated will help keep your skin moist and supple by reducing inflammation in the body. This will help in detoxification of your skin. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day (more if you’re exercising).
Applying moisturizer twice a day will not only restore moisture levels but also protect against environmental damage. Look for an oil-based formula that contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, which will help repair damage from the inside out. Besides moisturizer, you can also use a cocoa butter lotion for keeping your moisture level up to the mark. Apply it all over your body, especially the exposed areas so that your skin stays soft and supple.
Dead skin cells accumulate on the surface of your skin, making it appear dull and dry. So regular exfoliation – using a scrub or face pack for example, at least once a week – will not only leave you with glowing skin but also get rid of dead cells to reveal newer, healthier skin underneath.
Even if you’re just going from work to home in the evening or vice versa, make sure you apply an SPF 60+ sunscreen before stepping out into the sun! This is because even brief exposure to the sun can lead to long-term damage, leading to premature aging. Look for a sunscreen that contains antioxidants such as green tea, which are known to protect against free radical damage.
Keep your skin well equipped with nutrients
During winters, your skin needs extra nourishment as it gets deficient in nutrients during this season. It is highly recommended to use a Korean essence for face to revitalize and nourish your skin. Keep it applied to your skin at all times to get maximum benefits.
Not only does smoking cause wrinkles but it also thins the skin, resulting in fine lines and discoloration of the skin; which is definitely something you don’t want during winters!
Your skin gets colder when you step out into the cold winter air, so wearing multiple layers will not only help trap heat close to your body (helping prevent further dehydration), but will also guard against environmental pollutants.
Ditch the hot drinks
We all love them, but they have a dehydrating effect on our bodies and can cause wrinkles! Green tea or warm milk are great alternatives.
Use a humidifier
A humidifier adds moisture to dry winter air which helps lock in hydration and maintain elasticity – both of which play a crucial role in keeping skin young-looking.
Use natural oils
If you’re struggling with dryness, we recommend using oils like argan oil or jojoba oil as they help lock in moisture for up to 24 hours. When combined with other treatments such as exfoliation, toning, masks, etc., these two natural oils are an excellent way to keep your skin nourished this winter season!
It is important to take care of your skin during the winter. That means staying indoors, wearing a hat and scarf in cold weather, drinking lots of water and eating healthy foods rich in nutrients. It also means keeping your skin hydrated with lotion or cream every day so it doesn’t dry out from indoor heaters or outdoor wind chills. If you follow these tips, you will notice that your skin stays fresh despite the season!