From Christmas to bonfires, the winter season is the one whom we wait for the entire year. While the winter season has a lot of things to look forward to, the skincare regime needs to be taken care of the most. During winters, many people get chapped lips, dry skin, and itchiness. Fortunately, you are at the right stop to tackle all the problems winter has to bring.
I have curated a list of skincare habits and products that you should add to your winter care routine. Take a look!
Lukewarm Water for the Win
When the temperature gets low, it is very tempting to get into hot showers. But, for the sake of your skin, Avoid it. Instead, you should use lukewarm water to take a bath as it retains the moisture in the skin. But, make it a routine to moisturize using body oils or moisturizer.
Choose your skincare products wisely
As the weather changes, it is very important to tweak your skincare regime accordingly. During winters, dermatologists suggest using thick moisturizers and nourishing creams. It is so because “winter leads to a drop in hydration and radiance in our skin”.
Also, completely avoid products that have SLS/parabens and alcohol. SLS and parabens tend to make the skin dry. Instead, stock up on ingredients such as hyaluronic acid which helps to lock in moisture and hydrate the skin.
Don’t forget to Moisturize thoroughly
We often go for a detailed skin care regime for our face. But, often we forget our necks and hands. In winters, all our body parts tend to get dry. Therefore, they also require an equal amount of attention. To tackle this, make it a point to moisturize yourself thoroughly after every shower.
Hands, neck, and legs are the areas that can suffer hugely during winter. Don’t forget to apply moisturizer on your neck and cleanse it properly. As we have to wash hands frequently nowadays, keep a hand cream with you at all times.
Drink Plenty of Water
In the winter, since the air is drier, water evaporates quickly from your body. Therefore, you must find a way to keep your skin hydrated. Either you can control the humidity in your home by installing a humidifier or drinking plenty of water.
I bet drinking water is easier.
Don’t Skip the Sunscreen
Many people tend to think that sunscreen should only be used in summers. Well, I would like to debunk this myth. Sunscreen should be used around the whole year. As we know, the sun comes out even in winters, it is essential to protect our skin from its UV rays.
So! Get your sunscreens out and definitely use them throughout the winters.