Skincare series: Winter skincare tips

Winter is a rough season for the skin. It fights daily with winds, indoor heat, dry air, hot showers and so on, and you end up with dry and tern skin. Your skin loses about a quarter of its ability to hold moisture in cold, dry weather. Thus, the skin needs special care in the fall and winter, so you can look radiant every day. If you’re similarly looking to combat dryness and protect your skin’s overall health, I’ve got some tips:

  1. Drink a lot of water

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – in the winter this is going to be your mantra! Dry winter air can draw water out of the skin. Your skin is just another organ that needs water to properly function. Start to hydrate your skin inside out.

  1. Moisturize

Freezing winds, indoor heat, and extremely cold temperature are a recipe for dry skin. To avoid that and protect your skin you need a boost of hydration. Use a heavy-duty moisturizer that is noncomedogenic and contains ceramides, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid, which attract and lock in moisture.

  1. Avoid hot showers

A hot, steamy shower in the wintertime it’s all you need to keep warm. Although they feel good at the moment it not only dries out the skin but also can damage its surface. Take lukewarm showers so the skin can keep its natural oils.

  1. Don’t forget SPF

Even in the winter, and even if it’s cloudy outside it’s important to apply SPF. So, before you complete your routine, swipe on a light layer of SPF to protect yourself from the UV rays.

  1. Gentle Exfoliation

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and impurities, leaving the skin soft and smooth. It also stimulates healthy cell renewal and helps your serums and moisturizers absorb better.

  1. Foundation

In the winter time, is a good idea to use a foundation on your face, it’s going to act as a protection against external elements: winds, snow, low temperature.

  1. Serum

Serums are made of very small molecules, which allow the skin to absorb them quickly and deeply. A good serum is going to increase skin elasticity, stimulate collagen synthesis, and boost the skin’s immune system, as well as repair damages caused by external elements.

  1. Coconut Oil

No more dry hair, feet, hands or lips, coconut oil got your back, but avoid applying it on the face. Coconut oil is very nourishing, but the skin is more sensitive so it can block the pores.

Leave a comment and tell us what you do to fight the cold during the winter season!

‘Till next time,

XO

P:S If you wanna know more about skincare check out this article about the beauty benefits of rice water