With the winter blow, people find that their skin getting dry faster. Chapped lips, and cracked skin is extremely common during the winter months and can make a person look extremely unattractive. It is necessary to take extra precautions during winter to make sure your skin doesn’t suffer too much.
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Here are some of the basic and not so basic things that you need to do in order to get flawless skin in winter:
1. EAT WELL AND FRESH, PLENTY OF WATER
Your body loses and rebuilds new cells everyday. So you need to build you body with whatever you eat and drink. Choose fresh natural and organic foods, give your body the best of elements to build itself accordingly. Drink pure ater and ensure that the fluids in your body are pure and vibrant as well. Make sure you get lots of vitamins, nutrients and minerals through your food because they are absolutely necessary for your health and thus, skin. Eat foods with high water content, like watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, kiwi, oranges and watery veggies as well like tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, celery and zucchini. You need to get enough vitamin C and zinc to support healthy production of elastic and collagen in your body.
2. BATHE IN LUKEWARM WATER
Winter time means that your skin and hair needs extra attention. The idea of piping hot water is surely tempting, but stick to a lukewarm water bath if possible. Your soap should be mild and non-drying as well as one with moisture. This will prevent your skin from getting dry and itchy due to the cold weather.
3. DIY MASKS
Homemade masks are the best. They give your skin the much needed moisture. Make a mask using natural moisturizing ingredients like yogurt, honey, avocado, olive oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, aloe vera and bananas. Mix them all together to make a paste and leave on the skin for 20-30 minutes for last hydration. You could even apply plain papaya pulp over your face and hands to reduce the winter effects. Papaya also makes your skin fairer by removing dead cells, so that’s an added plus point as well.
4. MOISTURIZE CAREFULLY
Most over the counter moisturizers have petroleum based ingredients which can actually make your skin dry further in the winter months. Choose a smart moisturizing formula that has natural ingredients that nourish your skin. Oil based formulas are preferred over water based ones, they help retain skin moisture in the winter weather. Some ingredients could be lavender, chamomile, jojoba, etc which help in soothing dry and itchy skin.
Try to wear full sleeved clothes and scarves in winter as they will reduce the amount of skin exposed to the cold weather. Also, never forget the sunscreen. The sun is out in the winter too, and the winter sun is just as bad as the summer sun, so definitely moisturize your skin with a good quality sunscreen so you don’t have to bear the crazy effects that your skin will have if your don’t use it.
This article is an overview of what you definitely need to do to make your skin flawless in the crazy winter months. If you want more detailed articles on the same, do let us know in the comments section below and we would be happy to give you those.