During winter, our skin needs more care as it gets extra dry, sensitive, and irritable. This is especially the case with people who have sensitive skin, which is why you need to take some extra steps to keep it hydrated, soft, and healthy. Aside from at-home treatments, we are going to mention some professional ones you can pamper yourself with, and prepare your skin for this winter.
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Avoid hot water
During winter, when we want to warm up, we shower with hot water, without realizing how much damage it does to our skin. It makes it red, dry, and extra sensitive, which means that your makeup will look bad, and you will have dry patches, not to mention the tightening feeling you will get. This is why it is important to avoid hot water and wash your face with warm or even cold water. While in the shower, make sure you use milder face washes, even if you have oily skin because your skin needs extra care and hydration during those cold months. Since skin gets dry during winter, a good humidifier is a safe investment because it will improve moisture levels in the air resulting in better looking and hydrated skin. Low humidity levels lead to dryness and flakiness, especially when it is also exposed to wind, snow and cold weather, so this combined with warm but not hot showers should ease the symptoms of dry winter skin.
Dry, dull and lifeless skin is something nobody likes, and winter can have that kind of an effect on it. Aside from regular care like cleansing, you should think about changing up your skincare routine for winter months. Use richer moisturizers, serums, and even face oils if you have dry skin because it will provide enough hydration. You should look for ingredients like ceramide, which will protect your skin from the cold and wind, urea, which is good for hydration and even exfoliating, and humectants, which hold the water in your skin. Face serums are also a product every skin type can use, you just have to choose the right ingredients. For oily skin, water-based serums are the best choice since it won’t be too heavy. Essentials oils are good for dry skin, and natural ingredients like chamomile oil, green tea, vitamin C, and aloe vera are perfect for sensitive skin.
Many skin care treatments are best done in winter because your skin won’t get additionally irritated by sweating or the sun. If you want to treat your skin this winter, rely on ultherapy skin tightening, which is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that will help reduce loosening of skin on your face or neck. It is a good choice because it doesn’t damage, and it will help you get younger-looking skin. Aside from this, you can try different treatments like thermage, and regular spa facials to give you glowing radiant skin.
Professional treatments are something you should do once a month, depending on the needs of your skin. However, daily skincare at home is also something you should invest time in, especially during winter. We have mentioned that you should use milder face washes like cream ones, instead of gel. Also, don’t forget to exfoliate because it will remove the damaged skin from the surface, plus your skin will absorb other products better. Once a week, use a hydrating mask, and sheet masks are great for it. The masks can help you revitalize your skin, boost the production of collagen, or increase hydration. This results in clear skin with no blemishes, better-looking complexion, and silky soft, and hydrated skin that looks good even without makeup. Additional steps you can incorporate during winter are serums and oils, which can be a part of your night skincare routine since they are richer products.
Internal care is as important for healthy skin. In the first place, we have increased water intake, which will hydrate your skin from the inside. Taking enough vitamins and minerals is important throughout the year, but even more during winter, as we need more vitamin D and E for elasticity. You can take a vitamin supplement and drink it daily for healthier hair, nails, and skin. Vitamin C is good as an antioxidant, and vitamin K can help your skin regenerate.
Taking care of your body
Your face is more sensitive, which means that you should take extra care of it. However, don’t forget the skin on your body. When showering, use oil-based shower gels, exfoliate once a week, and hydrate it with lotions that have urea or salicylic acid. In case you have any irritation, and you want to soothe your skin, aloe vera gel is something that you should have.
The consequences of sun damage during the summer mixed with cold weather and wind can do serious damage to your skin, so change up your routine, and ensure you have soft, radiant skin even during the cold winter months with these simple steps.
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