Winter is a difficult time for the skin. It becomes dry, flaky or even chapped. Dry skin can be irritating and cause itchiness. Therefore, we need to take extra care to ensure we keep the skin as healthy as possible and not let it be damaged.
Skin can be of various types. Oily, dry, combination. Though the body skin is easily taken care of, it is the facial skin that we need to be careful about. Our face is where most of us see break outs. It is sensitive and hence reacts very fast to any changes either in the body or in the environment.
Exfoliating your skin regularly is an effective way to rid the skin of dead cells, which tend to be dry and coarse. Plus, it allows moisturizer to penetrate the skin better. Exfoliation promotes cellular renewal by allowing new, moist skin cells to surface. The new cells are deeply penetrated with moisture so they will help keep your skin hydrated longer.
Keep The Skin Moisturised, Always
During winter, the outer layer of skin becomes very dry therefore it is important to keep the skin moisturised. Even those who have oily skin must use light moisturising lotions after cleansing to keep the skin soft.
Dehydrating the skin is important.
Hydration starts from the inside out. If you want to make sure your skin is hydrated, your body must be hydrated, too. According to Canada’s Food Guide, you should consume about 30 to 45 mL (2 to 3 tbsp.) of unsaturated fats and oils each day and you should aim for about 9 to 13 cups of water.
Use a Sunscreen
People like to enjoy the sun during winter but little do they know that exposure to the sun can hasten ageing. Therefore, one must use a sunscreen 15 minutes before going out in order to allow the skin to absorb it. If you stay out in the sun for more than 30 minutes, reapply the sunscreen.
Nourish the skin every night if you have normal to dry skin. Apply a skin life anti-ageing cream and massage it on the skin with a little water. Use outward and slightly upward strokes. Ensure that the cream is rich in Vitamins A and E.
For Soft Hands
Add some sugar to lemon juice and use the mixture to scrub the hands. It has a softening effect.
Massage cream on the hands soon after bathing and washing clothes.