Winter is no fun. The weather is sure to turn everything dry and dull. The chillness also takes a toll on our skin. One should change the skin care routine when winter sets in to cope up with the irritating and itchy dry skin.
Here are few tips to keep your skin soft and glowing though the winter.
Luke warm water
It is tempting to wash/bathe with hot water. Hot showers always feel relaxing. But you are simply stripping off all the oils from your skin.
It is best suggested to use lukewarm water during winter to wash hands or face and even for bath.
Moisturize damp skin
While your skin is still damp slather on moisturizer as it helps to seal the moisture easily.
Watch for the ingredients in your moisturizer
Pick up a moisturizer that contains mineral oil or any of the natural oils like jojoba oil, olive oil, cocoa or shea butter, coconut oil, or such.
Olay Base Moisturizing Cream is one of the best moisturizer perfectly suited for dry and dehydrated skin.
Drink lots of water
The chillness during the winter makes us turns towards hot drinks that include cocoa and tea. But such drinks do not keep our skin hydrated. Our skin needs water to stay healthy and normal from inside out.
Drink lots of warm water to stay hydrated.
It often happens that we become lazy during winter and forget to slough off the dead cells from our skin. With accumulation of lot of dead cells, moisturizers are not very effective on the skin. At regular interval skin exfoliation is very essential.
Use a gentle body scrub during shower and follow with body lotion. Do not over use the body scrub; being gentle on the skin is very important.
Make sure you include lot of vitamin c and zinc in your daily diet. Fruits like apples, oranges, kiwi, and watery veggies like celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and carrots help keep skin hydrated.
Also include skin friendly foods that contain omega-3 supplement such as walnuts, flax-seeds and more fatty fish. They help to keep skin smooth and supple.
Homemade hydrating masks
Natural moisturizers always make wonders on skin. Honey, avocado, yogurt, olive oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, bananas, aloe Vera; are few of the best known natural moisturizers for skin. Mix any of the ingredients you like in appropriate proportions to make masks or packs. Apply on face and body before shower. Leave for at least 20 minutes before you take bath.
Do you have more tips and methods of pampering the skin especially during winter?