Winter is the time when you need to make simple but essential changes in your daily skincare that will help protect your skin. Just as you protect yourself from the cold with layers of fluffy jumpers, scarves, and gloves, remember that your skin needs extra protection in winter too.
During cold months our skin barrier gets thinner and loses moisture quicker , because of low humidity, central heating and cold winds. All these factors result in dryness, tightness, uncomfortable tingling, and redness, making skin more prone to breakouts.
We advise you to take advantage of our winter skincare tips to help your skin look healthy and feel good even on the coldest days.
1.Change the shower temperature
We all love to hop in the shower after coming back from the cold, but as tempting as it seems, it can damage your skin barrier, causing redness, itching, dryness and disrupting the skin's natural moisture balance. To keep skin healthy, we recommend switching to lukewarm showers and moisturizing your body and skin as soon as you step out of the shower.
Although exfoliation helps to replenish the skin, regular use of exfoliating products especially in the wintertime can damage the skin barrier and exacerbate dry skin issues. Try to keep the use of scrubs and exfoliators to no more than once a week and remember to always moisturize your skin after procedure!
3.Moisturize your skin every day!
In the winter season, a good moisturizer and thermal spray will help to make the skin smoother, nourish it, and help to maintain the natural skin's moisture balance.
4.Invest in a good SPF!
Yes, good SPF will still serve you well because your skin still gets exposed to the UV even if there is not a ray of the sun in the sky. Apply it to your face, neck, hands, and any other parts of the body that gets exposed to the sun to avoid further skin pigmentation.
5.Make sure you feed your skin from the inside!
Do not forget about balanced nutrition. In the winter months, it is particularly important to choose products high in antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin A, E, C, which are vital for maintaining healthy skin and protecting your skin from the adverse effects of the UV rays.
We also recommend consuming more healthy fats found in nuts, fish, seeds, olive oil, and avocados. Healthy fats help the skin maintain its protective barrier, prevent moisture loss, reduce inflammation, and give it a healthy glow.