No matter what sort of skin you have it will be better off if you prepare it for the winter. The drop in temperature, harsh wind and the dryness can cause all sorts of issues for skin, leaving it irritated and dry.
There are other factors at play too. People eat differently during the winter time and many of us enjoy more fat and sugar than we usually eat. This can also cause dullness and create less lively skin.Starting your winter skin regime now will mean better results come the end of the winter and help ensure great skin in the long term. So, let’s take a look at the precautions you should make to your regime?
Skin care regimes need to be altered when summer becomes winter and your warmer weather regime just won’t cut it. Changing your face creams for something more suited to the winter is a big help in this regard and will help replenish moisture in the face and safeguard it against the colder air.
According to skincarebyalana.com a lot of cleansers will clean your face, but many also strip the essential oils too and this can cause all sorts of problems, especially in the winter. Cleansers can age skin if they are not fit for purpose, so make sure that yours is.
A lot of skin issues can be caused by dead skin on the surface and getting rid of these dead skin cells on the surface helps prevent problems with the skin. Look for a scrub that will clear the skin of a lot of the dead skin or even better invest in a Clarisonic – these are fantastic for cleansing skin winter and summer and are a great investment.
UV rays will penetrate the skin in both the summer and the winter and so an SPF is a good option all year round. Use a sun cream with zinc oxide and also wear protective clothing and hats when it’s very warm.
Yes, it’s nice to be clean and we’re not saying you shouldn’t be. However, it’s also worth remembering that hot showers sap the skin of essential oils and the best way to avoid this problem is to take shorter showers. Limit yourself to one or two long showers a week to prevent problems and always moisturise afterwards.
As we’ve mentioned your diet changes in the winter time, so try and eat as well as you can regardless. This means that you need to avoid simple sugars. These cause breakouts in skin and are a primary cause of winter skin problems.
Why not invest in a humidifier for your home. These will help ensure your skin has the moisture it needs to stay supple.
Avoid chapped lips by using a sugar scrub – this can be made quite easily and there are numerous recipes out there. Honey is also a good addition as it will help nourish and heal the lips.
These are just some great tips to ensure your skin stays well and looks great during the colder months of the year.