If you live in a region where the weather is hot and humid for most of the year, you presumably look forward to winters. Winters are wonderful, but they can provide their own set of challenges, particularly when it comes to skincare.
As the weather cools and the air pressure changes, your skin can become excessively dry, causing irritation, flakiness, and other skin concerns. Winds can also harm the skin's outer layer, making it more sensitive. Apart from external factors, indoor heating can cause water loss from the skin, as well, which can eventually damage the skin’s protective barrier, resulting in a dry, damaged skin.
All of this, however, is simple to avoid with a few pointers. Just be sure to avoid these typical winter skincare blunders, and you'll be able to enjoy healthy, bright skin all year. And believe us when we say that they're really simple to include into your regular routine.
1. Using Very Hot Water to Wash
During the winter, it might be quite tempting to shower or wash your face with hot water, but this is the worst thing you can do for your skin! Hot water destroys the cells on the skin's outermost layer, increasing dryness and making the skin more prone to damage. It can also cause an increase in inflammation, irritation, redness, and itching. If you can't bear the thought of splashing cold water on your face, go for lukewarm water, which is perfect for keeping your skin clean and healthy.
2. Using products that are not appropriate for the winter
We go from summer dresses and open sandals to sturdier materials and boots when the weather changes. However, many of us stick with our summer skincare routines instead of switching to a winter-appropriate one. If gel-based products worked well in the summer, they may be too light for the colder months.
During the winter, all skin types might benefit from more intensive moisturization. Look for products that contain natural oils and avoid using any product that has drying chemicals, such as toners containing alcohol.
3. Intense cleansing
The first step in any skincare routine is cleansing, and the type of cleanser you use sets the tone for everything that follows. Gel-based cleansers are very damaging to the skin during winter. Avoid gel and foam-based cleansers in the cold weather since they may be highly drying on the skin.
Instead, choose nutritious cleansers and mild essential oil soaps that are also gentler on the skin. This is especially critical if you use a harsh makeup remover that leaves your skin dry.
4.Ignoring the Lips and Hands
When it comes to skincare, we prefer to concentrate on the face, which makes sense given that the skin on the face is thinner and more fragile than the skin on the rest of the body. Lips and hands, on the other hand, are prone to dryness and are easily forgotten.
Lip skin is much thinner than skin on the face and needs specific care, including sun protection. Avoid applying petroleum jelly since it might further dry out the skin. Because the hands have fewer oil glands and can become cold immediately, a nice, thick moisturising cream should be included in the winter skincare.
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Copywriter at Doval Enterprises