Winter Skin Care Tips:
During the winter the humidity is very low and as a result the skin
may easily become dehydrated. The most important thing you should
remember and the best way to keep your skin soft and smooth
during the winter months is to keep your whole body hydrated.
During the winter your skin may change dramatically but it will normalize
itself once the cold months and the low humidity are over.
Unfortunately many women donít know how to take care of their skin
during the colder months of the year and the results arenít very pleasant
Ė their skin becomes drier due to the dehydration, more sensitive,
the skin loses its elasticity and the signs of aging become more noticeable.
Your skin still needs moisture:
One big misconception is that the thermal
sprays and the hydrating creams are only for the summer.
If your skin feels too dry and taut during the winter months it simply means
that it needs more moisture. So buy hydrating sprays,
moisturizing serums and hydrating masks. Avoid using face soaps or
lotions containing alcohol as they can make your skin even drier.
Even those women with oily skin should cleanse their skin with a cleansing mils
or lotions that are alcohol-free during the winter.
If your skin becomes hypersensitive during the colder months of the year
choose cleansing products with neutral pH.
Change your face cream or moisturizer:
Itís not true that during the
winter your cream or moisturizer have to be heavy and thick.
One interesting fact is that during the winter your skin type may change.
For example, if your skin is oily it can become normal; the normal skin may
become dry and the dry may become hypersensitive, but these changes
will last only during the winter months.
During the winter the air contains less moisture which can make your skin
look dull and dehydrated. Your best choice, no matter your skin type
will be a hydrating cream containing vitamins, essential oils
and nourishing ingredients Ė Aloe Vera, Chamomile extract, honey, Olive Oil.
If your skin is oily you can use your usual face cream buy you can
add a moisturizing serum or fluid to your skin care routine.
If your skin is dry
look for a product containing lipids, fatty acids, essential oils, glycerin or wax.
If your skin becomes reddish due to the cold you should use specially
designed products for sensitive skin against redness and broken capillaries.
Moisturize your whole body:
You should exfoliate your body once a week
to remove the dead skin cells and to improve your blood circulation.
Moisturize your skin every time after taking a shower.
Choose an oilier hydrating body milk or body lotion to hydrate, soften
and nourish your skin. If your skin is very dry or sensitive you can use baby oil
or a body oil formula to moisturize and nourish your skin deeply.
Apply baby oil immediately after the shower, while your skin is still wet
to trap the moisture in your skin and apply the oil generously.
The winterís wind is not good for your skin, so make sure your skin is covered
Ė always wear gloves, a hat and a scarf Ė they will prevent the brutal
winter weather from causing excessive dryness.
Take care of your hands:
Itís essential to moisturize your hands
during the cold winter months, especially before you go out.
Choose a hand cream that contains vitamins and other nourishing ingredients.
Apply the cream at least twice a day to keep your hands soft
and well-moisturized. Feel free to apply a little bit of your hydrating face mask
to your hands to nourish and moisturize them in deep.
Protect your lips:
Chapped lips are something very common during
the winter months. The skin on your lips is very delicate and sensitive
and becomes dehydrated very easily. An oilier lip balm is the best way
to prevent chapped and sore lips. Use a lip balm with moisturizing ingredients,
Vaseline or petroleum jelly to keep your lips moist and soft.
Another way to prevent chapped lips is to exfoliate them with the aid
of a mild exfoliator and a toothbrush in order to remove the dead cells.
Nowadays there are lip balms that offer sun protection ( with SPF 15 or higher)
which are a great choice both for the summer and the winter months.
Wax balms are best for preventing dry, chapped lips.
For more info, download Winter Skin Care Tips, a free ebook.