Can you feel the nip in the air and smell the winter? So can your skin! But before the weather decides to play dirty with your skin leaving it all blotchy and dry, it is wise to switch to a newer beauty regimen. Here are some tips to make your life easy:
Get hold of body shower gels and facial cleansers that revitalise your skin while restoring its natural moisture. Winter is a time when your skin needs gentle products, which are oil-based and not water-based as oil forms a protective layer on the skin helping it lock the moisture inside. Make sure you moisturise soon after you are done bathing so that the pores can absorb the moisture faster.
Keep yourself hydrated
You have to eat and drink right to keep your system in order. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are good for your heart and the skin as well. Including flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon and also proteins in your diet will help to increase natural oils in your skin and hair. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day to keep yourself hydrated.
You cannot stop sporting sunscreen thinking it is a cold winter afternoon. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF 15 for winters but do apply a thin layer, thirty minutes before stepping out in the open. If the sunscreen causes your skin to itch then get hold of a sunscreen with a moisturiser to hydrate the dry patches.
Hands and Heels
No one really likes cracked heels or dry hands but then why is this condition so common with most of us in winters? This is because we forget to care enough. Apart from regular manicure and pedicure, it is important to moisturise your hands and feet regularly. Use petroleum jelly at least once a week at night and cover the area with socks and gloves untill morning
Watch harsh conditions
No matter how tempting it is to bathe with hot water, it must be avoided at all cost. Use lukewarm water for bathing and moisturise immediately after it. Hot water steals all the moisture from your skin leaving it totally dry. Wear petroleum jelly on your skin if you have decided to stay out for long. Keep yourself warm and covered always.
- Hydrating powder to give a natural look without appearing patchy.
- Use dark brown tones for your eye makeup to give a winterish feel to your whole look.
- An intensive lip care balm.
- Hand creams and body lotions to keep you hydrated and wrinkle-free.
- A good under eye cream to combat dark circles.