We all look forward to summer — the beach, the warm sand, the open sea and all the fun. Very few though are happy when the snow begins to fall. It’s not hard to understand why even certain clinically diagnosed depressions are linked to winter. The air is too cold to be outdoors and the warm bed is too comforting for people to socialize. Even our skin rebels when winter sets in. We asked, “Does it always have to be like that?”
Winter and our skin.
So we investigated and found out that skin doesn’t have to be as gloomy as the Grey, lifeless surroundings in winter. You know what else we concluded, there are certain skin care tips for winter that you also can adhere to so as to make sure your skin is getting all the love and help it needs during the most trying times of the season.
These are the top winter skin care tips you too can live by:
Manage the air temp.
Don’t jump into the cold outdoors without the absolute protection your skin needs from the burning winter chill. It all starts with appropriate dressing. Cover up in as many places as you can to avoid getting wind burn. Apply a warming lotion to help better condition your skin for the unforgiving, prevailing outdoor weather.
Apply a thick emollient over all areas of exposed skin.
A petroleum jelly will work out a wonderful work in protecting your skin from getting frozen and burned, that includes your lips. Make sure to get a reputable brand though to make sure that your skin isn’t unnecessarily exposed to carcinogens which can mix with petrol during manufacturing.
Manage the water temp. Keep tap temp lukewarm.
Cleanse, shower and soak only in water that is lukewarm. Otherwise, water that is too hot or too cold can easily dry up your skin and strip away much-needed natural oils. Limit your washes too.
Tightening your pores is a necessary step in winter to help avoid surface water loss. However, skin that’s too tight may stop moisture from oozing out of the surface. A toner, therefore, is necessary to get just the right kind of pore refinement called for by the season. Never use toners that contain drying alcohols such as alcohol denat., ethanol and isopropyl alcohol. Neither should your other products carry these ingredients too.
Don’t be fooled by the gloomy skies and the snowy outdoors. If you want to keep enjoying healthy, beautiful skin throughout winter, SPF is an absolute must. Use only sunscreen made with gentles sunscreen actives. If you have hyper sensitive skin, your best choice is a physical sunscreen made with mineral actives composed only of either zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or both.
Mild and gentle moisturizers are the most beneficial ones because these work two ways. First, these products help bring back a healthy level of moisture in your skin. Second, these products won’t leave your skin irritated, inflamed and damaged. These conditions are never welcome, no matter what season we’re in.
Winter moisturizing requires at least two kinds of moisturizers. One that can be easily absorbed by the skin which will help power up skin cells and drive these to maintain the skin’s healthy glow while also treating damages on the skin matrix. Skin also needs a second product which will be thicker and more emollient to keep the surface moisty and silky to the touch while also locking in moisture.
Exfoliating your face, your lips and the rest of your body brings great benefits in enhancing skin health around winter time. Exfoliating is one of the best skin care tips for winter you should abide by rather than avoid.
By exfoliating, skin is rid of nasty build up of dead skin, pollutants, makeup, solidified oil and other impurities. Its action benefits your skin in at least two ways. First, it opens up clogged pores and allows your products to more easily penetrate through and act on your skin. Second, exfoliating stimulates skin cell renewal and turnover. This process literally replaces your old and damaged skin layer with a new, more youthful layer.
Daily Skin Care Regimen by Solvaderm Skin Care
Stop associating snow with loneliness. Your state of mind will instantly change how you deal with the thought of the winter weather. Your skin just might agree that indeed, you are correct to think so. Spoil it with these 7 tips and get ready to experience more beautiful skin.