Adopting a Winter Friendly Skin Care Routine

Winters without a doubt are a season we all look forward to when the climate is misty and chilly all over. While we are busy rejoicing the low temperatures these days, it, on the other hand, takes a toll on our skin to a great extent.

Winters bring with it dry, irritated and itchy skin while the skin types may change visibly where oily skin change to normal, dry skin becomes irritated and sensitive and normal skin becomes dry.

Winter Friendly Skin Care

Thus, in these situations taking care of the skin becomes a task and thus adopting a winter-friendly skincare routine comes to the rescue!

Winter friendly skincare planning

Taking care of your skincare regime in the harsh winter months is not rocket science and can be practiced by bringing in small yet essential changes in the skincare regime discussed below.



Cleansing facts

Due to the fact that the weather and the skin requirement in winters are way different, adjusting the cleansing routine helps. Shifting to a light cleanser from the ones which are soap and gel or alcohol-based is the need of the hour and the ones used should be milk-based, foaming and mild. The latter ones prevent the skin from stripping away moisture and oil and keeps it soft and healthy

Cleansing

Moisturization

Moisturization is the key to great and healthy skin in the winter months when the air is cold. Thus shifting to a heavier moisturizer helps to protect the skin and keeping it healthy too.

Moisturization

Hot baths are to be avoided

Hot water actually feels great in the winter months but it wreaks havoc on the skin. The hot water strips the skin of moisture and oil making it dry. Thus, adding a few drops of essential oils in the warm water helps.

Hot-baths

Sunscreen

It is winters, but still, the sun’s rays are equally harmful to the skin. Thus to avoid sun damage, sunscreen application is a must.

A humidifier is an option

humidifier

Lips and hand care

The parts like lips and hands are something that everyone forgets about, while the face is taken care of the most in the winter months. However, one should not forget moisturizing the hands and the lips well during winters to keep them in good condition.

Lip Care

Avoid exfoliation

Even though this by-far remains an essential part of skincare regime, in the winters slowing down here is the key. Exfoliation strips off the skin of the essential oils and moisture thus hampering it in the long run.

exfoliation

Consider an eye cream

The skin around the eyes is extra sensitive and in the harsh winters, the effects are graver. Thus incorporating an eye cream for the winters work pretty well.

While all the above points are important, a good lifestyle with exercises and healthy diet added to it helps in getting a healthy skin.

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