Beauty Hacks For Winter Skin-
Author: Sophia Smith,
Beauty Hacks For Winter Skin gives you tips and tricks for maintaining beautiful skin during the harsh Winter months.
With the winter approaching, we are more than ever looking forward to the excitement this season brings with it – the cold and snowy weather, family time, Christmas blessings, fantastic decorations and all that gorgeous food - naturally.
Unfortunately, winter isn’t just about skiing, enjoyment and leisure; it often brings discomfort to the hair and skin, as both are predominantly vulnerable to the negative influences of the cold, wind and the hot air inside our homes. This is why we have to be particularly careful about the way we care for our hygiene all throughout this high-maintenance season, with the extra attention paid to both the face and body care.
To keep your skin looking gorgeous as ever and help it go through the cold weather unharmed, we are giving you some of the best advice to follow:
Let your skin breathe
The skin needs to stay moisturized as much as possible. One of the ways to achieve this is to keep a window open to allow moisture to enter the room. Naturally, you shouldn’t keep the window open if it’s too cold outside at the cost of providing moisture for your skin; instead, replace it with humidifiers – they may help put water back into the air and onto your skin.
Also, try to use the heating systems sparingly – since they remove moisture from the air your skin may suffer breaking, redness, irritation and chapping. The milder the climate in the room, the better it is for your skin.
Nutrition plays a role, too
Nutrition plays a huge role in your overall health and skincare. And yes, we know, it will be so difficult to resist all the treats from your Christmas feast but you’ll have to try your best and sustain yourself from taking that third piece of cake and yet another cup of coffee. Anything containing processed sugar and salt will damage your skin while coffee will dehydrate it. Instead, consider just one piece of cake and one cup of coffee.
Also, avoid food that’s too greasy and counts too many calories. Opt for greens and lean meats instead of heavy salads with cream cheese and mayo. Your skin will thank you!
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!
You’d think days of sunscreen are over with your bathing suits chilling at the back of your closet, right? Well, not that fast! Applying sunscreen when you are leaving the house is essential even during the cold days. Your skin suffers all kinds of distresses when you are out, so using a moisturizer with an SPF will help prevent further irritation and soothe chapped skin.
Watch your bathing/shower habits
Honestly, is there anything as refreshing as a hot shower or a warm bubble bath during cold winter days! Unfortunately, neither of the two are doing anything good for your skin. A warm bubble bath will dry out your skin, removing moisture while a hot shower will damage it even more.
Use hyaluronic acid after showering to moisturize it. Also, don’t rub your skin with the towel prior to moisturizing; instead, pat it gently, just so the towel soaks in the water not remove an extra layer of your skin. We strongly recommend using mild organic products, such as a 100 percent pure body wash that will help heal irritated skin and do wonders for your skin in the long run!
Don’t trust your skin
Ok, it does sound confusing but let us explain. While your skin may appear oily and super hydrated, it actually isn’t. Oily facial skin doesn’t necessarily translate to moist skin elsewhere which only means it still needs care.
Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and style blogger. She is also very passionate about organic beauty products and well-being. Sophia writes in mostly beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life on topics related to beauty, fashion and lifestyle.