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winter skincare

Season changes, and so does the skin. As we are now in the winter season, we are feeling the Harsh winter winds,  dry indoor heat,  whole dry hair, and tough skin.  Winter air is actually a disaster for the skin,  as it draws moisture away from the skin leading to sensitivity and irritation. The cold dry hair will make the outermost layer of the skin cells shrink giving you a dry scaly texture.

The changes in texture will occur in the hands and cheeks, making you feel uncomfortable.  So it is time to adjust your skincare routine and follow the winter skincare tips to protect your skin. So let’s see some simple tips to follow to keep the skin safer in the winter season. 

Why winter season affects the skin?

During the winter season, most of you would look for warmth.  You used to stay indoors, which consists the indoor heat,  that will draw the moisture from the air and skin.  You might sit in front of the fire or take a long hot shower to feel warm,  but it will result in drying up your skin while removing the natural oils in the skin. 

But there is nothing to worry about.  There are still some simple ways to fight the cause of dry winter skin and help to keep the skin feeling moist and supple with some easy changes to our everyday routine.

How to take care of skin in winter naturally?

During the winter, to avoid cold, most of you might take long hot shower baths. But this is no good instead causes a lot of harm. It could leave your skin dry and flaky, stripping off your natural oils and this could give you long-term damaging effects. It is recommendable to shower with lukewarm water for a maximum of 10 minutes. 

shower

It is important to stay hydrated during the winter season. When the temperature drops, the body will start to use more fluids to exhale. You may see your breath when you breathe outdoors in the cold. This is because your breath has more content of water than the environment. To keep up with the temperature your body uses more fluids, and so lack of water content can cause dehydration in the skin. So you need to drink water and keep up your body hydrated for naturally glowing skin

It is better to switch your moisturizer to an oil-based one during the winter months. This oil-based moisturizer will help to seal water in the skin and keep you moisturized than any other water-based lotions. 

You need to be careful with the intake of your foods because they can help keep the skin looking at its best. Eat a Wholesome balanced diet that is rich in healthy unsaturated fats such as olive oil and wild-caught salmon.  Pay attention to foods that keep you hydrated such as cucumbers and celery that naturally contains water.

Other than that yellow veggies like carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and orange are great food types for your skin.  Try including some spinach and dark leafy vegetables to boost your consumption of Vitamins, iron, and Omega-3s. 

diet

Winter can make you less active, and make you sleep the whole day.  But you need to stay active because it will benefit your mind and body making your skin look good.  Try going to the gym, workout, or going out for a long walk, and so this active lifestyle will keep you healthy by heating up your body and boosting your immune system.

Remember when going out,  you need to protect your skin from the cold weather.  Wear hats, earmuffs, gloves, and scarf.  Because proper attire will prevent exposure to cold and dry weather.

Homemade winter skincare tips

How can I care for my skin at home in winter?

Coconut oil

coconut oil

Apply virgin coconut oil to your skin, as it is highly effective. This fights the radical damages and it consists of natural antioxidant properties that will help the skin look young. 

Honey and brown sugar

Honey helps in restoring the moisture of the skin and gives a healthy glow. It is important to exfoliate your skin and you can do this with the help of some honey and sugar that contains natural properties to exfoliate. Make a paste by blending some honey and brown sugar, and use it to scrub. 

Milk, turmeric, and honey

Milk has healthy fats and amino acids. This is a good ingredient to moisturize your skin. Use a pinch of turmeric, with 2 teaspoons of milk, and 1 teaspoon of honey, and mix them well. Apply it to your dry skin. And wait until it gets dried and rinses afterward. Do this at least twice a week.

Lemon and avocado

avacado

Lemon and avocado mixture helps in reducing the dryness and cleansing the skin, giving a glow for the skin. 

Almond oil

You can almond oil as a natural home remedy that helps in keeping the skin smooth and moisturized.

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