December 1, 2017

Winter Tips for Skin

Winter Tips for Skin
Winter is here and you may notice your skin is becoming dry & itchy! Find some relief!! Check out & try out these helpful tips to beating dry skin!

Effects of Cold Weather on Skin

Here are some ways cold weather can affect your skin:

  • Dryness: Cold weather and low humidity can remove your skin’s natural moisture, resulting in dryness and irritation.
  • Chapped Lips: Lips are particularly susceptible to cold weather because they have fewer oil glands than the rest of your skin, leading to chapped and cracked lips.
  • Redness and Itching: Cold weather can cause blood vessels to constrict, leading to redness and itching. This is common on exposed skin areas, like your face, hands, and ears.
  • Eczema Flare-Ups: People with eczema may notice worsened symptoms in cold weather.

In the winter months, it’s crucial to take proper care of your skin to combat the effects of cold weather, ensuring it stays hydrated and healthy. In the next section, we’ll provide some actionable tips on how to effortlessly take care of your skin during the winter months, helping you combat the harsh effects of cold weather.

Winter Skin Care Homemade Tips

Discover effortless and effective winter skincare with our simple homemade tips:

Moisturize

Morning and night, after cleansing, toning, and applying your serum, layer on your moisturizer. Although you should be using a moisturizer year-round, it is especially important to not skip this step during the winter months. A moisturizer is necessary to help add moisture into your skin and keep water from evaporating from your skin.

Pay attention to your hands

Always wear gloves when you’re outside and keep a fragrance-free hand cream with you so you can re-apply throughout the day.

Choose fragrance-free products

Although fragrances can make some products smell delicious, they can be irritating if your skin is sensitive.

Lower the heat

High heat not only leads to drier skin, but drier lips, nose and throat.  While driving, showering, or spending time indoors, keep the heat at a low setting you are comfortable with and layer on your clothing for warmth. Consider investing in a humidifier which will help replace moisture that is lost in the air.

Wear protective clothing

This includes heavy jackets, a hat, scarf, and gloves. This will help shield your skin from the elements, including wind, which can contribute to dryness.

Don’t over-exfoliate

Don’t skip out on exfoliating altogether during the winter months because you still want to remove dead skin cell build up that can make your skin look flaky.

Use moisturizing treatments

This includes at the spa and at-home. Consider face masks that help moisturize the skin, like an overnight cream mask, or a chocolate face mask that contains cocoa and coconut oil, two ingredients that help make the skin feel soft and smooth.

Eat smarter and don’t hibernate

Although the winter time means sweatshirts and clothing to cover everything up, don’t let that affect your eating or exercise habits. Nutrition, exercise and your skin care routine are all important for maintaining healthy skin.

Wear sunscreen

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is or how cold it is outside. Especially if you like to hit the slopes this time of year, protecting your skin is a must.

See a Licensed Esthetician

If the winter always seems to be a rough time for you and your skin, consider visiting a skin care professional. A licensed esthetician can analyze your skin and guide you with the right skincare choices for the winter.

Tips for Glowing Skin in Winter

First, make sure you drink lots of water every day to keep your skin hydrated. Use a thicker moisturizer to help with dry skin, and think about using a humidifier at home to add moisture to the air. Eating healthy foods like fruits, veggies, and good fats can also help your skin look great. And don’t forget to relax with things like yoga or meditation to reduce stress, and get enough sleep each night to keep your skin glowing.

If you want to ease the irritation on your skin during the cold months, try our gentle DIY treatment to soothe itchy skin.

Winter Tips for Oily Skin

During winter, oily skin needs care too! Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer to prevent excess oil production. Exfoliate 2-3 times a week with a gentle chemical exfoliant, and use clay masks once a week to absorb excess oil. Also, manage stress levels, watch your diet, and avoid over-washing to keep your skin balanced and shine-free.

How to Treat Dry Skin in Winter at Home?

Switch to thicker, oil-based creams to moisturize your skin. Use a humidifier to combat dry air and pamper your lips with a nourishing balm. Gentle exfoliation once or twice a week and wise cleansing with fragrance-free products are important. Fuel your body with nutrient-rich foods and manage stress through activities like yoga. Prioritize sleep for skin repair, and try soothing oatmeal baths or honey and avocado masks for added moisture.

Source: Repêchage Blog

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