I know we're already half way through winter so i'm a little late but here is some tips on looking after your skin in the colder months. We all know that our skin isn’t as fantastic in the winter as it is in the summer, and sometimes we think we don’t need to worry so much, but if you look after your skin through winter than your skin will look and feel better in the summer months.
You shouldn’t be slacking off with sunscreen during winter, still applying it to your face and other exposed areas. But especially don't slack off if you're hitting the slopes, rays reflect off the snow and are double the strength. Thankfully we are more clothed in winter so not so much needs to apply. Still, once you’ve hit winter, buy a new sunscreen so that’s its fresh.
Taking too hot of a shower in winter is actually dehydrated your body by up to four cups of water, this isn't healthy for your skin. Even though we all love hot showers, just suck it up and turn it down just for the benefit of your skin throughout the colder months. And remember to moisture after each shower to keep the moisture in your skin.
Moisturising your face with a richer product during winter is best as the cold and wind can be extremely drying. Pump up the moisture and rebalance your skin with a product that contains hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that can hold up to 100 times its own weight in water. Rich oils are also a great help in the colder season. Massaging them into the skin on your face and body is great for circulation and blood flow.
As tempting as buffing away those dry flakes may be, its important to be gentle with winter skin. Strong scrubs have a knack for irritating the skin further causing breakouts and even scarring. For a gentle scrub, buy a pair of cheap loaf gloves and use your regular body wash with the gloves daily.
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