Your skin is the biggest organ when it comes to your body, and it’s sitting on the outside of it, which means it can easily be vulnerable to aging and damage. When it comes to the winter, it’s one of those seasons that can really do a number on your skin. Here are five ways to help your skin over the winter.
Upgrade Your Skincare Routine
Upgrading your skincare routine is one you probably might not be doing already. Do you even have a skincare routine? If the answer is no, then there lies the problem. Treating your skin to the right level of skincare products, not just for your face but for all over your body, is essential. Look at what you’ve got available to you already and work on investing in more until you’ve found a routine that works for you. A good body butter or moisturizer is a must for when you’ve stepped out of the shower or bath. It helps give that instant hydration that your skin might be after. For your face, you want to have a moisturizer solely used for your face. An exfoliator is also worth getting as well as a weekly face mask. Try to get a serum or day/night cream as a top-up on your moisturizer. You don’t have to spend a fortune, but just a few of these products incorporated into a daily routine can make a real difference to how your face looks and feels.
Keep Wrapped Up
Wrapping up your body is essential when the cold weather hits because any exposed limbs or skin are going to get a blast of cold air that’ll end up drying it out. Try to avoid wearing anything that exposes your skin when it’s particularly cold. Opt for alternative options like tights that are nude if you want to get that bare-legged look. Go for sheerer options if you don’t want to wear anything heavy but always go out with a warm coat and accessories. As much as it’s good to look stylish, it’s also important that you keep yourself healthy. Wrapping up helps with this but also doesn’t harm your skin too much either. These tips for managing and treating sensitive skin can help when it comes to helping a particular skin type.
Hydrate With Plenty Of Water
Keeping yourself hydrated throughout the winter is just as important as any other season. The skin needs to keep its moisture, and the only way it can do that is through water and a good skincare routine. Not enough water and your body can suffer, the skin being what you notice first. Try to keep a big bottle of water with you at all times, whether that’s at work or at home. Aim to get through the entire bottle at least once over and even though you’ll be needing the toilet more, you will definitely notice a difference.
Use Shower Or Body Oils
When showering, it’s important to not shower in really hot water as this can end up dehydrating your skin a lot. Instead, go for a lower temperature but embrace more products within the shower to keep that moisture locked into your skin. The best products to use on this occasion are body or shower oils. They help keep that water locked into the skin, and you’ll find that your skin looks a lot better when you step out of the shower. Do this a few times a week, and there will be a more prominent glow in your skin, which is something you want when it’s cold, and you’re spending a lot of your nights indoors.
Buy A Humidifier
A humidifier can help retain the moisture in the air, and it’s important to have one, especially during the winter. In the winter, you have the heating on normally, and that can really pull out the moisture in the air. Having a humidifier in your home or near you can be handy to keep you feeling hydrated. They are pretty easy to set up and have in your home and so whenever you have the heating on, make sure to put the humidifier on at the same time to help combat the moisture that the heating tries to take out of the air.
Keeping your skin looking hydrated and healthy over the winter can be done by following these tips. Incorporate a better skincare routine and try to look after your skin with the right body oils and a healthy amount of water.