Winter Beauty Tips on How To Combat Dry Skin!
Brrrr…the weather is so cold & chilling! Though we enjoy flaunting jackets, coats & long boots, sporting dark lips against the pale skin, drinking hot peppermint chocolate and spending those extra few minutes under the warmth of cozy blankets, winter also means dry itchy skin, flakiness, red patches, chapped lips and no more summer glowing skin. It becomes very important in winter to “up” the game by changing your skincare routine drastically.
To fight the evils of winter, here are the best winter skincare tips for dry skin that are easy to include in your daily routine:
Winter Skincare Tips For Dry Skin
I cannot stress how important it is to pay extra attention to moisturizing your skin with a heavy duty product especially if you are living in places where temperatures go extremely low during winters. As for the face, put that light moisturizing gels and cremes behind the shelf; bring out those facial creams which you find greasy during summers. Such heavy moisturizers would mean you apply the cream at the start of the day without feeling the need to re-apply it throughout the day. As far as body lotions are concerned, it’s the perfect time to use your body butters & body oils. This will ensure no itchy feeling or flaking skin for the entire day. Check out our best body butter for winters, body oils & body lotions.
This one is a no brainer, your skin tends to get dry as winter sets in and you usually end up having dry patchy areas, which sometimes even flakes. It is not advisable to peel the dry skin off; rather it is important to use a mild & moisturizing scrub to get rid of the dead skin gently. You can use a mild scrub daily or few times a week depending upon the need of your skin. We recommend Sephora Smoothing Scrub which is perfect for winters.
- Lip Balms
Our lips suffer the most during winters, they are often dry & chapped even though you use the best of lip balms. Lips often cry for moisture and hydration throughout the day, so it becomes necessary to keep lip balms handy at all the time. Apply it several times throughout the day and your lips will thank you.This is an essential beauty tip for winters and you must follow it religiously. Check out our favorite lip balms here.
- Hands & Feet
Cracked heels and wrinkled hands are not a pleasant thing to look at during the winters. Hands & feet require extra pampering, so soak them in warm water often or even better, increase the frequency of your salon visits for regular pedicures and manicures. Always keep good quality hand creams handy to keep your hands beautiful looking in winters. And don’t laze away in the night to moisturize your feet and keeping them warm through the night by wearing a pair of socks which will lock in the moisture.We highly recommend the Neutrogena Norwegian Forumula Hand Cream which is the best hand cream for dry hands and can be used just about anywhere!
We often think of sunscreen just in summers but no you cannot avoid it in winters either! Sunscreens are not mandatory only for summers but you need it round the year! After all, change in weather is not an indication that sun is on vacation! So make sure you protect your skin with enough SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.We recommend the Avene Very High Protection Sunscreens which are hydrating and provide adequate protection against the sun.
- Masks & Peels
We often use various kinds of facial masks & peels to keep the skin glowing & healthy looking at home. In winters, it is important to switch the masks to ones which hydrate the skin and not tighten the skin. Similarly avoid using facial peels during winters, as they tend to tighten the skin, making it feel thirsty for moisture. We recommend Avene Soothing Moisture Masque & Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening & Brightening Masque for dry skin in winters.
Lastly, it is as important in winters as it is in summers to keep yourself well-hydrated by gulping a minimum of 8-10 glasses of water in a day. Water ensures that your skin is not dehydrated from within and will make your skin healthy from inside. You must follow this natural home remedy for dry skin this winters and your skin will surely thank you!
Hope these few Winter Beauty Skincare Tips will help you enjoy the season without much worrying about your skin issues.
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