Your Ultimate Guide in Treating Winter-Dry Skin
Winter is that time of the year where the skin becomes severely dry and flaky. If you are like most girls who keep on battling dry and itchy feeling and keep on searching for the most effective products to combat winter-dry skin, maybe the solution is not that complicated.
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While moisturizing your skin is a must, there are some other easy habits you can do to avoid having a winter-dry skin.
Avoid Long Showers
♥ Sure, it is very relaxing to soak in a hot bath after staying too long in the cold. Doing this will not give your skin any favor. The intense heat of your shower will only break down the lipids barrier of the skin that can lead to losing the natural moisture of the skin.
Avoid Skin-Drying Products
♥ Different weather condition calls for different skincare products. For example, during cold months, opt for products with moisturizing and hydrating properties. Sometimes, different products that you use can cause dryness. Avoid using soap-based cleansers, instead, go for foam wash and gel-based cleanser. Soap cleanser contains high alkaline pH that can disrupt the skin’s naturally acidic surface and contribute to drying out.
♥ After you take a bath or wash your face, make sure to pat dry your skin and apply your favorite moisturizer and body lotion. During winter months, one of the best products to use is thick lotions and creams and those with high oil content.
Don’t Forget your Sunscreen
♥ Never think that sunscreens are only for summertime. No, you have to slather on your favorite sunscreen even during winter seasons. The winter sun combined with snow glare can definitely damage your skin. During winter months, opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen, apply it to your face and hands ( and other exposed skin ) 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply as possible, especially if you will stay out in the sun for too long.
Pay Attention to your Hands
♥ The skin in your hands is much thinner and has fewer oil glands compared to other parts of your body. Therefore, it is very hard to keep your hands moist especially during cold, dry weather. Without moisture, your hands can dry out, can crack, and also can also be itchy. Protect your hands by frequently applying hand moisturizer and by wearing gloves when you go outside.
Use a Humidifier
♥ Turn on your humidifier while you sleep. Humidifiers get more moisture in the air which helps prevent the skin from drying out. You can also put several small humidifiers all over your house to disperse the moisture evenly throughout the day.
Drink Adequate Amount of Water
♥ If you hadn’t notice, in all our skin care related articles, we always remind you the importance of keeping hydrated. Water is good for your overall health.
Don’t Forget your Feet
♥ During winter months, your feet need stronger stuff. It is advisable to slather a good foot lotion that contains petroleum jelly or glycerine. Use an exfoliant to get rid of dead skin cells to help any moisturizer you use sink in faster and deeper.
Prevent Winter Dryness with These Home Remedies
Papaya, Banana, and Honey Face Pack
♥ Simply mash an equal part of papaya and banana and add 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix the paste well until there is no remaining lump. Apply the paste mixture on your face and other dry areas of your body.
How does it work? Papaya and banana are two powerful fruits that contain antioxidant and vitamin. This homemade face pack will help rejuvenate your skin, making it firmer, and younger looking. These fruits combined with honey become powerful anti-aging agents and the best natural moisturizer for the skin.
Milk and Almond Powder Face Pack
♥ Make a paste by mixing 1 tablespoon of almond powder and 2 tablespoons of milk. Apply the paste mixture to your face and leave it for 10 minutes before rinsing off with cool water.
How does it work? Milk is a wonderful moisturizer and almonds are rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Milk and almonds when combined are great for skin exfoliation because of its enzymes and acid content. Using this face pack will make your skin soft, supple, and glowing and at the same time will reduce dryness.
Yogurt and Buttermilk Face Pack
♥ Combine an equal amount of buttermilk and yogurt to create a paste. Apply this mixture to your face and body and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with water.
How does it work? Yogurt and buttermilk when combined creates a mild cleansing and peeling properties. This face pack will gently cleanse the skin and lighten blemishes; helps clear dry and dull skin and soothes the itchiness that accompanies dry skin during winter.
Avocado and Honey Face Mask
♥ Mash a half avocado and mix 2 tablespoons of honey to make a paste. Apply the paste mixture to your face and neck. Leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing off with water.
How does it work? Avocado and honey are both humectants that help cure dry skin problems. These two, when combined, can protect the skin from free radical damage, keep the skin hydrated, and at the same time keep the skin looking young and healthy.
♥ Simply dab a coconut oil on the dry area of your face and body. Gently massage until it gets absorbed into the skin. There is no need to rinse it off.
How does it work? Coconut oil provides moisture to the skin naturally and its fatty acids prevent moisture loss, keeping your skin moisturized all day long.
♥ Apply a few drops of sunflower oil to your face and gently massage using your fingers until it gets absorbed into the skin. There is no need to rinse it off.
How does it work? Sunflower oil is loaded with vitamins and fatty acids that make it an effective remedy for dry skin during winter. It helps to keep your skin younger looking and hydrated as it is an emollient and retains moisture.
Whichever method you try, it is important to come up with a routine that’s simple and that you can stick with. Rather than trying different methods and products at the same time, it is better to do one simple routine that you can live with. Pick one and if does not work, move on the next one until you find the perfect routine for you.