I really appreciate the beauty of winter and how picturesque everything looks during the season
I don’t however, appreciate the effect the cold air has on my skin
Skincare is an important part in my daily routine, especially when it comes to my face care. I wear make up daily and I am pretty religious in removing it and making sure my skin is clean before bed. Thankfully over the years my face hasn’t aged too badly. I often find people think I look a lot younger than I actually am. That’s a good thing as far as I am concerned
There are a few essential tips worth considering during the colder, winter month
Avoid those hot showers and baths
Having a shocking change to temperature to your skin is not a good thing. Going from one extreme temperature to the other, will not have a positive effect to the epidermis layer of your skin
Do not use perfumed soaps
This also applies to soaps which excessively lather. If they contain perfumes which are not natural or lather up excessively, they are very likely to dry your skin out and not just clean it.
Apply an SPF
The sun is still in the sky in those winter months, and the rays will penetrate the clouds still. If you can apply a daily face cream or moisturiser which includes an SPF this would be a better choice over ones that don’t
Human bodies are made of 60% water and our skin is made of 64% water. Keeping it hydrated is a crucial. Consuming an extra glass or 2 of water each day will help keep you hydrated from the inside out
Our skin is always naturally trying to replenish itself, and our skin cells grow continuously. From wearing more layers of clothes, you might find your skin gets dry and a bit flakey. This needs to be exfoliated through either dry body buffing or in the bath or shower. But never scrub too hard
Everyone has their our self care and skin care routines which work for their lifestyles
If you find you are suffering from dry or chapped skin this winter try and practise these self care tips
Let me know in the comments below, have you or do you suffer with dry skin in the winter months?