As the season changes, everything gets in tune with the new season. Clothing, mood and one can probably say, everything changes with the season. By everything, this includes your skin care routine too. When the winter season hits, your skin starts drying out faster because of the drop in temperature and indoor heating.
Having to wear dry skin is uncomfortable. It is itchy and sometimes flaking. There are some people that experience extremely dry skin and inflammation happens. This can point to a skin condition called eczema. So come winter how can you avoid getting dry skin? Here are some tips.
Preventing Dry Skin in Winter
Arm your skin with a potent moisturiser!
It may be time to go out and shop for a new moisturiser. Sure the lotions and creams that you lather on your skin for the summer season, do wonders to your skin but come winter time, they might not be able to keep your skin well-hydrated anymore. The best moisturiser to use is one that is hydrating and if possible oil-based.
The Moroccan Argan oil is an excellent choice in moisturisers. It comes with Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and Sterols which all have potent moisturising properties. Sterols itself have the ability to lock in moisture in the skin as it provides a thin coat of layer on the skin’s surface therefore preventing water in the skin from evaporating. Because of the nutrients in the oil, it can keep the skin hydrated no matter what the season may be. The plant sterols in the oil allow it to get absorbed easily in the skin as plant sterols and human sterols have striking similarities. This just means that the oil will not clog the pores so it’s safe to use even on your face.
Amp your moisturising habits!
You may need to moisturise more than twice a day come winter time. Because of your exposure to very cold temperatures outside and then coming indoors with indoor heating right after, your skin will easily dry out. The best thing to do is bring a small bottle of moisturiser in your purse so you can rehydrate your skin anytime you need to. Moisturise your hands after being in contact with water and right after stepping out of the shower. Before going to bed, give your skin some good moisturising loving.
Drink enough fluids.
Your moisturiser alone is not enough to ensure that your skin is well-hydrated. You also need to keep your body well-hydrated. A well-hydrated body will lead to a well-moisturised skin. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Instead of drinking soda and other sweetened drinks, drink tea. Tea is loaded with antioxidants which would help protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals. Soups would also help keep your body hydrated.
Load up on fruits and vegetables
Numerous fruits and vegetables have high water content which would help keep your body including the skin well-hydrated. Pumpkins, watermelons, grapes and strawberries are great for your skin!
Share these tips to your family, friends and loved ones so come winter time they won’t have to suffer from dry skin!