Winter Skin Care Tips To Protect Your Skin

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Winter Skin Care Tips To Protect Your Skin

Winter skin doesn’t have to be dry

Just when you thought you had your skin care routine all figured out, old man Winter arrived and started to wreak all sorts of havoc!

Turns out, it’s not all about what you use on your skin during the winter; there are many other factors that contribute to common skin problems we all experience at some point during the cold season.

In this article we’re going to illuminate a few of the best ways you can beat the winter skincare blues from the inside out, and outside in.

Before we get to that though, here’s an important question to consider…

Why do you get dry, itchy skin in winter?

The bitter cold air outside becomes more than a bit of an annoyance once you start to notice flaky, dry skin doesn’t it?

It’s all fun and games until you try to apply your foundation to peeling skin, or when you keep waking up with dry patches no matter how much moisturizer you lather on before going to bed at night.

And it may seem like a Catch-22 situation because just when you’ve escaped the cold by going indoors, you’re hit with blasts of drying artificial air.

Not to mention, hormonal changes, environmental stressors, and using harsh skin and body care products also contribute to dry skin.

So what should you do?

Protect against the external environment

1. Protect your skin against winter UV rays

Did you know that the UV rays coming from the sun are just as strong and dangerous during the winter as they are in the summer months? You just have to take one look at skiers or snowboarders on the slopes to see proof of this in their tanned faces.

The snow also acts as a powerful reflector; so if you’re outside in the snow shovelling or just out for a winter walk, you’ll be hit with a second blast of UV radiation.

This is why you shouldn’t take grey clouds and chilly temperatures as your free pass on using sunscreen with minimum SPF of 30 this winter.

2. Prevent the air in your home from drying your skin and invest in a humidifier

Central heating and sitting by the fireplace may be comforting when you come in from the cold, but this dry air can damage your skin. To prevent your home and skin from drying out too much, keep the heat lower when you can, such as when you’re not home and when you’re sleeping.

To prevent your skin from losing too much moisture due to the dry indoor air, one of the best things you can do for yourself and your skin is to invest in a humidifier. Humidifiers add much needed moisture by evaporating a continual stream of steam into the air, which goes a long way in reviving parched skin.

Nourish from the inside out

3. Hydrate your skin with nourishing foods

Balanced skin is about more than just what you apply topically, it’s also about which foods you eat to nourish your body. Fresh greens, antioxidants, and foods like salmon and nuts that are rich in essential fatty acids, all play a vital role in hydrating your skin from the inside out.

Food for anti-aging

4. Skip dehydrating sugar

All those tempting sugary drinks that come in a variety of holiday flavors may be a tasty treat, but before you indulge keep this in mind…

Sugar actually removes water from your cells, which can lead not only to dehydration and dry skin, but also an increased risk of premature aging due to breakdown of collagen.

5. Sip on water and tea to keep your skin’s barrier function healthy

Dehydration can negatively affect your bodily functions, including your skin’s barrier function, so it’s important you always stay hydrated during winter. But sipping on cool water may not be all that appealing when it’s cold out!

To make sure you’re getting your minimum 2 litres a day, you can start to incorporate more herbal teas and comforting warm broths this season.

Switch up your skincare routine for winter

6. Exfoliate a few times per week

Dry and dead skin tends to build up, whether you can see it or not. To help manage this, it’s best to exfoliate a few times per week. This helps to promote healthier skin, ready to absorb your skincare products. Exfoliating regularly also promotes the production of youth restoring collagen, leaving your skin dewy and plump.

Pure Seaweed gentle scrub

7. Restore your skin while you sleep

Using oils at night while you sleep is the best time for them to penetrate deeply, allowing for damage repair. You can try by trial and error to figure out which oils will work best for you, or you can trust our tried and tested Night Serum . Our “beauty sleep in a bottle” oil is a perfect blend of  restorative and authentic oils; macademia; argan; avocado; patchouli and more.

8. Moisturize right after getting out of the bath or shower

Before you head out for the day, and after you’ve taken your bath or shower, apply moisturizing Serum to protect your skin against environmental factors. and then apply a rich Face cream such as the Ultra- Rich.

9. Avoid cleansing with hot water

It may be tempting to rush in from the cold and immediately take a hot shower, but while the steam is certainly good for you, the piping hot water is not. Hot water strips your skin from all its beneficial oils, leaving it vulnerable to dryness and inflammation. Instead, wash your face with lukewarm water!

10. Tap Your Oils In for Better Absorption

Many people rub their facial oils into their skin as they would with a moisturizer. However, the particles in a facial oil are larger and contain no water so rubbing the oil will simply glide it off the skin.

For optimal absorption, and to get the most out of your facial oils, always be sure to tap the the oil in to your skin, lightly with your fingertips until almost fully absorbed.

11. Keep all your skin care chemicals- free

The synthetic and harsh chemicals will dry and irritate your skin. switch to natural skin care for maximum and fast results.

By |2019-02-15T11:49:37+02:00February 15th, 2019|Beautiful skin, Health issues|0 Comments

About the Author:

Pure natural cosmetics is not just a name, for me and many others it became a way of life! All my life I had an affinity to healthy life style. As a dancer and a trainer, i was always looking for the good combination of healthy food and healthy movement. In time I learned that its not only what you eat that matters. Also what you use as cosmetics or medical products is important. The skin is the biggest organ in our body. About 60% of what we put on our skin gets into the blood system and with that to the inner organs. I invest my heart and soul into “Pure natural cosmetics” and the best part is to hear the amazing comments from my client.

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