The trees are getting balder, the days shorter and the sweaters thicker: it’s winter. Unfortunately, this winter cold also brings dry skin with it. Something we would obviously rather avoid. That’s why you should give your skin extra attention during this season. In this article you will find: 8 effective winter skin care tips.
Drink plenty of water
It is important to hydrate your skin from the inside out. The skin gets dehydrated because the air is less humid. By drinking water you replenish the moisture deficit from within. It's the simplest beauty tip for effective skin care in winter!
Dress accordingly to the cold
The oils that are naturally present in our epidermis are evaporated by the cold and dry air. To counteract this, it’s best to cover the most sensitive parts of your face like your ears and nose. The more parts of your face you cover (as far as this is possible) the better. You can use a scarf and glasses for example.
Use exfoliating salts for your whole body because these remove your dead skin cells. But careful! Be gentle because scrubbing too hard can damage your skin
Protect your skin from the sun
Even in winter the sun is dangerous for your skin! It's a misconception that you can only get sunburned in high temperatures. So don’t forget to apply sunscreen even when it’s cold outside.
Don't shower too hot
It is very tempting to take a steamy, hot shower during cold days but unfortunately this leads to dry skin. Try to shower with warm water instead.
Cleanse your skin
Don't forget to cleanse your skin thoroughly at the end of the day to remove dirt. Clean skin is a big part of good skin care in winter.
Even though you'd rather lay on your couch, wrapped into a cozy blanket with a hot chocolate in your hands, don't forget that you also need to get enough exercise during the cold winter months. Movement stimulates the circulation and that in turn contributes to the metabolism of your skin.
Turn down the heat a little
It's -5 degrees outside and you turn on the heat to it’s maximum. But try not to do it! Why? Because the heating creates dry air and that leads to extra dry skin. Instead, put on an extra warm sweater, drink a cup of hot tea and grab a cozy blanket.