Our skin appears more prone to damage over the winter break – consider freezing winter temperatures, highly dry locations, and parched skin from a combination of frequent air-conditioning, aircraft travel, a lack of sleep, and partying. Whatever the cause, your skin is likely in need of more moisturization and nourishment.
Beautiful summer skin begins with a clean surface, so proper cleaning removes all of your makeup, as well as any dirt and pollutants from the day. As the temperature drops, so do humidity levels, and our skin loses moisture to the dry air around us. Switch to a moisturising cleanser during the winter season to help hydrate dry skin and strengthen the skin’s barrier to help prevent the skin from the harmful effects of cold weather. This also aids in the removal of dead skin cells without leaving the skin tight or dry.
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Any treatment or lotion that works on your skin must be clean. Exfoliating at regular intervals is necessary to slough away the collected dead skin cells that are blocking your pores and producing a layer on your skin. Cleansing twice a day, in the morning and at night, is essential for keeping skin clean and free of accumulated debris. The natural cell turnover process of the skin produces dirt on the higher layers that must be cleaned before applying any other treatments. This is because they have the potential to impair the efficacy of future essential components that enter the skin. Cleansing also improves blood flow and assists in the disposal of pollutants. So, take your time.
Take a sip
Yes, drink up and relax. We’re talking about a lot of water. The issue with summer is that it causes you to sweat a lot, causing your cells to lose water fast. To maintain moisture levels in your body and avoid feeling weak or faint from dehydration, you must monitor and perfect your drinking (water) game.
Apply sunscreen to your skin before it is sunburned, since, as the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Sun rays cause a variety of skin problems, including dry skin, brown patches, and fine wrinkles. “The worst mistake you can make in the winter is not wearing SPF,” warns one expert. UV rays may harm our skin at any time of year. For lightness, breathability, ocean friendliness, and simplicity of application utilise a mineral-based SPF.
Dry skin can result from exposure to severe and bitter air throughout the winter season. So, always moisturise your skin and apply hyaluronic acid for wonderful effects. Retinol should be included in your skincare routine. Retinol is excellent for plumping and smoothing the skin. It should always be followed by decent sunscreen. It boosts cell turnover, regulates oil flow, and improves pigmentation appearance.
To protect your skin, use a mask
During the winter, high humidity and cold temperatures can create a variety of skin disorders. So, always apply a clay and seaweed extract mask to help draw out impurities, soothe spots, and exfoliate your skin.
Skincare body butter
Indulge in rich body butter with must-have winter skin elements including strengthening shea and cocoa oils to keep your skin’s protective barrier nourished during the winter season.
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Follow a healthy diet
Along with your skincare regimen, it is always vital to supplement a winter skin routine with a balanced and seasonal diet. Eat plenty of beta-carotene-rich squashes like butternut and pumpkin throughout this season. This promotes cell renewal and controls skin function.