How to Take Care of Your Skin During the Winters?
We all are excited about winter and all its festivities. But we also need to plan our skin care routine for the winters to enjoy the festivities with fresh and moisturized skin. Due to low humidity in the atmosphere, our skins become dry and more susceptible to cracking, irritation, and infections.
We all know that the winters are near and it’s the time of year where the atmosphere is excessively cold and dry. Our skin needs special care amidst the harsh weather conditions. We cannot rely on the same skin care products that work for summers. For instance, during winters one should use a thick and rich moisturizer, such as Peter Thomas Roth's Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer, with lots of essential oils to nourish the skin. Here are a few skincare tips from skin specialists that will help you float through the season peacefully.
Avoid Long Baths and Hot Showers
Nothing in winters can be more exciting than a long hot hath at the end of a tiring day, it relaxes the body and helps in killing pain and alleviating the mood. But spending long hours in hot showers is not good for your skin. The showers will strip the moisture and essential oils from your skin making it dry and irritable.
The Use of Moisturizer
You should layer your skin with multiple barriers of skin care products to protect it from excessive drying and other environmental damage. You should particularly look for moisturizers containing ingredients such as ceramides, cholesterol, and lipids that will form a strong barrier to the epidermis of the skin. You should use a combination of different products to prevent drying instead of one single heavy cream such as mists, creams, lotions, serums, and others. Brickell's Daily Essential Face Moisturizer is a great option that will leave your skin hydrated throughout the winter. Pair this with Brickell's Repairing Night Serum which contains Hyaluronic Acid and you will never have to deal with dry skin again.
How to Prep Your Home?
During winters, the air is very dry that removes all the moisture from the skin. It is recommended to use a humidifier in your homes during winters, especially in your bedrooms. A humidifier will increase the amount of moisture in the air keeping the skin hydrated. During winters low temperature along with indoor heating decreases the humidity in the environment making the skin dry, so the use of a humidifier will help keep the skin hydrated.
The Use of Hydrating Face Masks and Serums
During winters, our skins are excessively dry so you should use hydrating face masks. Peter Thomas Roth's Cucumber Gel Mask provides extreme hydration and soothes and dry, irritated skin. It will boost the hydration of your skin making it appear more brighter and relaxed. You should look for face masks containing hyaluronic acid and shea butter, they will work magically for your skin. Brickell's Purifying Charcoal Face Mask utilizes hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to provide hydration that locks into your skin. These ingredients will hydrate your skin making it soft, smooth, and plump.
The Use of Petroleum Jelly
According to dermatologists, oil and ointment based moisturizers are more effective in winters for dry and cracked skin since they form a barrier around the epidermis and prevent water loss from the skin. You can use petroleum jelly and avoid products that contain more alcohol and preservatives.
The Use of Sunblock
Most people neglect the use of sunblock during winters. Remember, you need to wear sunblock whenever you go out in the sun regardless of the season. Even if you don’t see the sun, the UV rays are still there and they can damage your skin. UV rays can cause sunburns, moles, warts, and even skin cancer. So always protect your skin from the harmful UV radiation by using sunscreen. You should select the SPF according to your skin tone, people with dark skin tones can use a low SPF sunblock while those with fairer skin should use a sunblock with a high SPF factor. Urth's Face Balm SPF 15 provides enough UV protection while also keeping your skin hydrated. The SPF is directly related to the melanin pigment in the skin. Greater the melanin in the skin, the lesser the SPF required, and vice versa.
The secret of good skin, that beauty experts live by, is the use of plenty of water. If you want clear, hydrated, and young-looking skin, try to drink as much water as you can every day. Always carry a water bottle along with you, wherever you go and make sure you drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. During winters, our skins are very dry, so to keep it hydrated you need to drink water.
Don’t Skip Your Exercise and Stay Active
Regardless of the weather conditions, you should stay active throughout the year. Even a small 10 min workout daily will have magical benefits on your body and mind. You feel healthy and active and your mental processing will speed up. Exercise releases endorphins in the body that are the hormones of happiness, so it alleviates your mood. Exercise also boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage in the body, which improves the skin tone and texture making it glow and shine.
Night Skin Care Routine
Following a night skincare routine becomes more important in winters since your skin is prone to dryness and damage during the harsh environmental conditions. The night is the time when your skin repairs itself so you should apply good products to your skin. You should invest in a rich night moisturizer for your skin with both anti-aging and pigment reduction properties. Brickell's Restoring Eye Cream will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles throughout the night if applied. You should visit a dermatologist and select a night skin care product that will work best for your skin with proven results in the past.
Get the Right Amount of Nutrition
Whatever you include in your diet, reflects on your skin. You should eat a balanced diet containing all the essential nutrients including carbs, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. During winters, you can increase your protein intake with foods such as eggs, meat, fish, etc. Don’t forget to include a multivitamin in your diet.
The Use of a Deep Cleanser
During winters, our skins become dry and sensitive so the use of a normal cleanser can irritate the skin. A foaming cleanser is harsh and removes the essential oils from your skin so, cream or oil based cleanser can be a good substitute. Brickell's Purifying Charcoal Face Wash contains various hydrating and cleansing elements perfect for the winter. It will remove all the dirt and debris from your skin without making it excessively dry.