The winter season is both the best and worst time of the year. It’s the season of holidays and parties, but it is also the season of dry skin, chapped hands and cracked soles. That’s right, the harsh weather, the over-use of make-up and the life in the city can take its toll on your skin. That’s why, we have prepared a few winter beauty tips that will help you glow even in the coldest months.
The weather conditions affect your skin and hair throughout the entire year, but he general, uncomfortable feeling of dry, tight skin associated with winter for many people is a huge problem. If you don’t take measures, the dryness can eventually result in flaking, cracking and even eczema, in which the skin becomes inflamed. And your skin type and age doesn’t matter really – whether you are in your twenties or mid-forties, you can easily end up with red, irritated and even aged skin and overall look. So, here are the best winter beauty tips you can use to protect yourself from the harsh weather and environment.
Wrap up good from head to toe. If you live in a cold country, don’t forget to wear gloves, hat and scarf during the winter. All unprotected parts of your body will be damaged – skin will become dry and flaky, and hair will also dry out and become brittle, which can lead to a range of more serious conditions, including hair fall. Even in the countries with milder climate like UAE, a strong wind or a sand storm may also affect the skin and therefore winter beauty tips are very much in place.
Use adequate hair care products. By choosing the right shampoos, conditioners and so on, you can avoid your hair going dry, weak and brittle. Look for products which aim to protect and keep your hair strong and healthy and make sure you moisturize it a little more than what’s usual for you. A great solution is getting a fortifying line of products – a shampoo, a conditioner, and hair fortifier. If the damage is already done, check hair care & vitamin bundles available on the market right now. Look for specialized products that fight weak, dry and falling hair. And the vitamins will contribute to healthy skin, hair and nails.
Use sunscreen. Sunscreen is not only for the summer – winter sun and snow glare also damage your skin, causing it to age prematurely. Always apply SPF during the day and wear a daily moisturizer with at least SPF 30.
Give cleaning extra attention. Always use make-up removal and clean your skin well before going to bed. Sleeping with dirt, oil and make-up on your face can cause acne and enlarged pores. And if winter characterizes with fog in your area, cleansing should be your top priority. The fogs as well as the sand storms carry with them all the dirt and harmful particles, which once you’re outdoors, instantly stick to your skin.
Adjust your skin care, too. The skin dries out in cold weather, especially when it’s windy. Make sure you moisturize every morning with a slightly heavier moisturizer than you use in the summer. However, it still needs to be suitable to your skin type. Then at night, after removing makeup and pollutants, apply moisturizer. You can also use a night cream or a special regeneration cream for more intensive hydration, which will tone, moisturize, and vitalize the skin while you sleep. A great option is also using special eye and lip treatments, as well. However, don’t use an anti-aging products if your skin is not ready yet. There are different skincare cosmetics for the different age groups. Two times a week, you should use a gentle exfoliating product that will scrub away the dry and dead skin cells.
Use good hand cream and body lotion. Usually the skin of your hands is constantly exposed, especially if you don’t wear gloves all the time. Apply hand cream in the morning every time you wash your hands, and if your hands are extremely dry, apply moisturizer at night and then put on cotton gloves.
Keep your home warm, but not hot. Huge temperature differences cause irritation of the skin and if your home or office is much hotter than it is outside, this can cause a temperature shock and break your capillaries. Forget about long, super-hot showers for the same reason, too.
Stay hydrated and eat a balanced diet. This is the best way to keep your skin and hair look healthy from the inside. Of course, it is valid all year round, so make sure you stick to this rule!