The drop in humidity and temperature levels during the winter season leaves your skin feeling rough, dry and itchy. Winter is just about the worst time of the year when it comes to our complexions, so winning the war against dry, dull, lifeless skin and getting your glow back should be high on your list of priorities.
Here is a list of things you need to get done for healthy and glowing skin
Moisturise your skin
A good moisturiser is one of the most vital parts of your winter skincare arsenal as it replenishes the skin with valuable lipids, therefore, restoring hydration. Apart from enhancing your skin’s moisture content, using a good moisturiser can soothe your skin and improve its glow.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to skincare. You need skincare products that suit your skin type and the weather conditions.
Moisturising your skin is essential to prevent dry skin, but hydrating your skin from within is even more critical. Staying hydrated helps flush out toxins from your body, reduce wrinkles and balance the oils on your face. Being dehydrated can also negatively affect our mood and mental well-being, with studies suggesting that it can affect your energy levels, cognition and emotions.
Modify your diet during winter
Essential fatty acids like Omega 3s are considered the building blocks of healthy cell membranes, so be sure to increase your intake of this nutrient during the winter. Do so by incorporating into your diet cold-water fish, including salmon, herring, and mackerel, all of which contain healthy doses of Omega 3 fatty acids. We recommend eating skin-on wild salmon for an extra boost of EFAs.
Wash your face with lukewarm water
Hot showers in winters may relax your muscles, but nothing can worse for your skin condition than hot water. It makes your skin dry and flaky. The effects are even more adverse if you have a sensitive skin. We cannot switch to cold water bath, of course, but we can definitely save our facial skin by washing it with lukewarm water. This way you wouldn’t feel cold and also wouldn’t let natural oils slough off easily from your face.
Regardless of how cold and dark it may be outside, put in the effort to exercise at least once a day. In summer we feel better and our skin is usually a lot healthier because we spend more time outdoors doing things. So get out of bed and get active, whether that’s walking, cycling or a gym class it will make sure that you maintain your natural radiance. You skin and body will thank you for it.