In winter nature slows down like the skin. Yet the skin can not hibernate and has to cope with the lower temperatures, cold winds and indoor central heating. These are really challenging for the skin barrier and causing all sorts of skin concerns, from redness to dryness and sensitivity. What to do? check out our essential tips to protect your skin this winter.
The skin is dryer in winter and therefore its barrier efficiency is not as good, causing inflammation and redness. Being the cheeks usually drier area of the face, they tend to get redder.
- use face oils that help to strengthen the skin barrier
- take a good omega 3 oil supplement to strengthen the skin from the inside out
- avoid hot water when cleaning the face because of its drying effects. Luke warm water is much better.
Hands like the face are exposed to the cold elements and also detergents which constantly strip off its natural moisturising oils.
- use mild detergents or hand wash
- wear protective gloves when doing home work
- apply a concentrated hand cream treatment at night to help repair and deeply nourish your hands
Lips have no sebaceous glands, so no sebum to protect them. In winter they get really dry and chapped if neglected.
- apply a thin layer of honey before going to bed. It help moisturising and repairing the cracks.
- use an all natural lip balm during the day avoiding petrolatum based products
Rough elbows and heels
Long hot showers are really tempting in winter time, however the hot water dries the skin along with the chlorine present in the water.
- Shorter showers using warm water (no more than 10 minutes)
- A nourishing body moisturiser soon after the shower
- a mild and moisturising shower gel
Please feel free to share your essential beauty tips for this winter.