We have to modify or adjust our skin care routine as we go from season to season i.e. monsoon to winter. Monsoon months are wet and sticky, while winters are dry. So, the skincare strategies you use during the monsoon months won’t help you in pampering your skin in winter. If you don’t change or alter your skincare routine, your skin can be chronically dry, cracked and damaged. You can go to a unisex salon or follow these steps to pamper your skin in winter:
1. Don’t take too hot baths or showers
Taking a warm bath is a popular and comforting practice in winter. However, it is harmful to the skin as it disrupts the skin’s natural lipid barrier and dries it out. Instead of a hot bath, you can take a short lukewarm bath to soothe your mood without any negative side effects. Before taking a hot bath, you can apply body oil to keep your skin hydrated.
2. Apply sunscreen
Generally speaking, winter is dark without extreme heat. However, you shouldn’t avoid wearing sunscreen because on the darkest days, the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate the clouds. Natural sunscreens have enough SPF properties and enough moisture to help keep your skin smooth in winter.
3. Moisturize your skin
Winter is bad for your skin due to its natural dryness. By moisturizing your skin, you can protect yourself from the skin damage and chronic dryness that are common in winter. Depending on your skin type, you can choose the right hydration for your skin and keep it safe from the harsh winters.
4. Stay hydrated
Taking good care of your skin all year round, staying hydrated is the most effective and best skincare secret. Excessive intake of tea, alcoholic beverages, sugary drinks or coffee can deplete your body of essential nutrients. Drinking enough plain water is the best way to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated increases blood circulation within the skin. Increased blood circulation improves the skin’s ability to repair itself.
5. Keep exercising
Many people stop exercising during the winter months due to the extreme cold in the mornings and evenings. If you can’t go for a walk due to cold weather conditions, you should exercise at home. Exercise can help you improve blood circulation in your skin, especially blood oxygenation. You can do moderate yoga poses and stretches indoors to take better care of your skin in winter.
6. Eat a balanced diet every time
Oftentimes, healthy eating is an underappreciated aspect of a skincare strategy. Including enough seasonal and fresh fruits in your diet can help you get enough nutrients to keep your skin nourished and smooth. Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help protect your skin from common winter problems.
Weather changes are a signal that your skincare routine needs to be changed to keep your skin glowing and free from any damage. Applying the above steps/methods will help you to take good care of your skin in winter.