Winter weather is not merciful with the skin. The cold and the humidity levels steal away your skin’s moisture every single moment of every day. A windy day can also lead to more severe damages, such as skin cracks, flakes, pain, rashes, swelling, and more. A winter skin care regimen is mandatory if you want to preserve the health and looks of your face, hands, and body. Not so long ago, we have talked about six winter care tips. Today, we will discuss seven more tricks on how to take care of your face in winter.
1. A Thorough Face Cleansing Routine
Cleansing your face is the first step in proper skin care no matter the season. In winter, it is important to follow this procedure. Instead of cleansing your face with tap water, try lukewarm water to keep the moisture in the skin. We also recommend you wash your face with micellar water (and safely remove makeup in the same time). You should also gently wash your face with a cotton pad soaked in milk to further hydrate and nourish your face. Experts says you should stay away from too many soaps and foamy cleansers because they can strip away too many natural and healthy oils from your skin.
2. Exfoliate with Care
In winter, exfoliation sounds a bit harsh and counterproductive, but it is not. In fact, specialists recommend it. You cannot promote moisture to penetrate your skin cells if the dead skin cells are acting as a shield. Of course, natural and homemade exfoliation should be your go-to option. Mix in two teaspoons of dry coffee grounds with 2 tbsp. of mashed ripe banana, 1 tbsp. of honey, and a few drops of milk and scrub your face gently for 2 minutes in circular motions. Wash the scrub off with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel.
3. Tone Your Skin
A mild toner will benefit you greatly in any season. Toners remove post-cleansing residues from your face and prepare your face skin for the moisturizer. While toners so tighten up the skin, they also act as protectors. For winter, we recommend mild ones, hydrating and alcohol-free, with little to no chemicals in them. If you want natural skin toning, we have some cucumber homemade skin care tricks for you to enjoy. If you want to learn more on how to take care of your face in winter, learn more about the benefits of cucumber as a face skin mask and watery vegetable.
4. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Some specialists say you should keep a different winter skin moisturizer in all possible places: near the sink, near the bathtub, on your nightstand by the bed, in your purse, and so on. If you want professional winter skin care, check out these best winter skin care products’ reviews and choose a moisturizer that best matches your needs. Keep in mind that winter can lead to eczema, skin exfoliation, dermatological problems, and many more skin issues. If your face skin suffers intensely, you may also want to have a chat with your dermatologist.
5. Apply Winter Face Packs and Face Masks
Taking a long hot bath in the winter is amazing, but offering yourself a pampering session with a facial and some grooming is dreamy. In winter, your face will be grateful to you if you nourish it vitamins, minerals, natural oils, and organic ingredients. For instance, you can always trust the avocado to help your skin regain its natural elasticity, glow, and health. Check out this article on best beauty uses of avocados and give yourself a treat! Now that we arrived to this point, let us emphasize on the importance of essential and natural oils to nourish and protect your skin. If you want to learn how to take care of your face in winter, also check this guide on dry skin face remedies.
6. Keep Yourself Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water in any season is the sure way to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Besides drinking plenty of water, however, focus a little on your nutrition routine as well. Eating fruits and vegetables that are high in water content will keep you hydrated from the inside. Moreover, since they all pack a big punch of vitamins, they will also keep you in perfect shape this cold season. We recommend watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, oranges, lemons, kiwi, and grapes.
You should also include watery vegetables such as cucumbers and tomatoes, celery, zucchini, and carrots. They also contain high levels of vitamin C and beta-carotene – essential elements for skin health. Try adding some fish and flaxseed to feed your organism with omega 3s – the building blocks your skin needs to regain its suppleness and smoothness.
7. Use Sunscreen
Winter will fool you into thinking you do not need to shield your skin from the sun. However, winter sunrays still pierce the clouds and pack enough UVA and UVB rays to harm your skin. You can apply sunscreen whenever you go out of the house or at least use a BB cream or foundation containing sunscreen. You can never be too careful.
These are just a few tips and tricks on how to take care of your face in winter. Keep in mind that you should also pay attention to your hands, feet, and body, as winter is not forgiving with these body parts either. If you have more tips and hacks that benefit you, feel free to share them in the comment section below!