The winter is upon us, which means it’s time to switch up your skincare routines alongside your wardrobe requirements. Why? Well, you see those favorite lightweight moisturizers that you were using during the summer? They are not likely to keep your skin moisturized during winter.
You see, during the cold weather, a combination of the frigid dry air along with your constant exposure to heat sources, tend to dry out your skin. This often leads to super-dry skin, chapped lips, irritation, redness, and sun sensitivity among other things.
The best way to counteract or prevent any of these from happening is by adapting your beauty and skincare regimens to the cold. The tips in this article will help keep your skin in soft and supple, make and keep you beautiful, and prepare you for the spring and summer following the winter.
The winter season often comes with dry arid air that can leave your skin feeling like someone rubbed a sandpaper over it. The best way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to moisturize liberally during this season.
Instead of using lightweight lotions, switch to heavier creams, oils, and balms. And if you have acne, be careful about using salicylic acid-based products that can further dry out your skin. Moisturize twice a day –in the morning and at night after having a bath.
This will keep your skin looking radiant. Also, remember that hydration applies to the quantity of fluids in your body. So, even though you may not feel thirsty, push yourself to drink lots of water.
Get Rid of Excess Hair
Although some people say that more hair will help keep you warm and insulated, the reality is they can be gross. Winter already comes with its seasonal blues. Making yourself attractive can help lift or even prevent some of the blues if done right. So, get rid of excess hair in your body.
If you don’t like shaving, waxing, or any of the other painful hair removal methods, try laser hair removal procedures or devices. These are painless, fast, and tend to slow down hair growth –if not completely stop them from growing.
With laser hair removal treatments, you may never have to worry about hair in that part of your body. So, if you’ve been wanting to permanently remove hair from certain parts of your body, this treatment can be useful.
The harsh cold weather means that your body will produce more dead skin cells frequently. If you don’t remove these skin cells, they will clog your pores, further leading to breakouts, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and an unhealthy-looking skin.
The best way to fix this is by exfoliating as much as possible. If you’re in doubt about how frequently you should exfoliate, do it twice a week. Also, avoid taking prolonged hot baths.
Most people feel that winters are the best time to take long, hot showers. And they’re not wrong… technically. It’s just prolonged exposure to hot water or steam will strip your skin of the outer layer of oils and moisture leaving it drier than when you take cold or lukewarm baths. And we don’t want that. So, take lukewarm showers more.