Winter is coming, and like night’s watch, your skin needs protection from the effects this cold weather can cause. The most common demon is dry skin, followed by cracks if proper care is not taken. And it doesn’t end here,
Skin also loses its ability to retain moisture for a long term, so moisturizer is not going to help you go through this harsh weather alone. You need a complete setup of essentials that are not only going to moisturize your skin but help it retain, make it soft and take care of the dead skin cells.
Let’s get started with these essentials
With winter, comes the dullness, which is there even after you use a moisturizer. The dullness is there due to dead skin cells, and impurities, which settles in the pores due to pollution. And we all know charcoal is a great ingredient to help remove pollution and impurities. Use it with lukewarm water and leave it for 12-15 minutes. Using it for 2-3 times a week will help look your skin young, soft and bright.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum
You can use moisturizer for your dry skin, but the question becomes how many times a day, because with regular use, skin loses the ability to retain moisture. To help you with that, you should first use a hyaluronic serum before applying the moisturizer. This will help your skin, in retaining the moisture, because it is 1000 times lighter than water, gets absorbed by the skin, and helps in making a layer, which retains the moisture in the skin.
It’s very contrary to the belief to use face scrubs in the winter, but they help in exfoliation, dry skin removal and of course, impurities. The hack here is to use a face scrub that has oil in it, so that it doesn’t leave your skin damaged and dry. Use a face scrub that has coconut flakes in it. They are soft, help in exfoliation, and at the same time doesn’t dry the skin. This makes the skin young, without impurities, and leaves it all moist.
You need a cream that could give you the confidence of heading out carefree. However, most of the winter creams make the skin dull-looking, and the internal glow loses as soon as you apply them. In order to tackle this, you need cream, that not only moisturizes but make sure your skin looks brighter. Look for a skin cream that has sea buckthorn oil, because it helps in brightening the skin while maintaining the moisture.
The kind of moisture you need in the night is different than what you need in the day time. In the night you can afford to have lots of moisture, which will stay in the skin layers for a longer amount of time, and when you wake up, you don’t feel like your skin is lacking and dry. Night creams can help you in making your skin soft, and retain more moisture. Look for the one that has hibiscus in it, because it’s a great moisturizing ingredient.
Don’t forget the lips in the winter, as the skin on the lips is very thin and prone to chapping more than any part of the body. There are hundreds of lip balms in the market, and you may be confused with which one you should go with. The answer is simple, try to go with one that has essential oils, that gives moisture to lightest of the skins, usually a coconut oil one. Try avoiding petroleum-based lip balms and go for the ones that have natural wax.
Even if you use a lot of lip balm, there are going to be dead skin cells on your lip, for obvious reasons, as it is one of the thinnest and softest skin layer. So, you need a lip exfoliator, that’s not too harsh on your lips, and serve the purpose of removing cracked and chapped skin. Raw sea salt and coconut oil is a great combination for a lip scrub.
With these in your daily skin routine, we’re sure you’re going to enjoy winter, looking all-natural, glowing, happy and moisturized.