It is certainly worth taking care of your skin long-term, even more so when it comes to the harsh winters. There are many ways in which people take care of their skin throughout the years including facelifts, creams, daily and nightly routines, etc, but not many people switch it up or turn it up a notch through the colder months.
However, this doesn’t mean that you need to rush out and go buy product after product, there are many ways that you can look after your skin using natural products, home remedies, and hydration. Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can look after your skin this winter:
Keep Yourself Well Hydrated
When it’s warm out you naturally consume more water, but when it’s cold it can be very easy to forget to top up on your hydration throughout the day. Sip water slowly throughout the day and use a reusable bottle. Don’t forget to make good use of warming teas like ginger and lemon too. These are great for keeping you hydrated and warm.
Choose Your Cleanser Carefully
Many of the cleansers that you find on the high street can actually contain harsh chemicals. These are usually damaging rather than nourishing, certainly not what you want for your skin. Ingredients as added fragrances or alcohol can leave you with dry, cracked skin this is because they tend to strip away your natural oils. It is much better for you to choose a cream-based cleaner, it will help to keep the moisture locked into your skin while still removing the day’s dirt and make-up.
Keep Up With Your Exfoliation
When you have itchy, dry skin exfoliatin may be the last thing on your mind, however, there are massive benefits to exfoliating in the winter. Not only will it remove any dead skin cells, but it will also aid the regeneration of new ones. Your skin will be thankful for it, especially if you choose to use a natural exfoliating scrub or even make some at home.
Try To Keep Your Showers Short
It’s can be very tempting to turn up the heat and have an extra long shower when it’s a bit cold in the moringa, however, having a hot bath or shower should be seen as a no-no. It will excessively dehydrate you, and it will also take away the essential oils from your skin. It’s a good idea ot use a natural moisturizer after you have washed. It will help to lock in the moisture of your skin.
Protect Yourself From The Elements
Winter is definitely the harshest time of the year on your skin, even more so than the summer. It’s a good idea to make sure you carry an essential lip balm in your bag to make sure you can take care of chapped, dry lips. You can also be more prone to uncomfortably dry skin, so it’s essential that you wrap up. Wearing gloves and a scarf are great ways to do this.
These five tips should help you to protect your skin from the winter. Is there anything that you that helps? Please share them in the comments below.