Winter is coming, and with it comes chapped lips, dry, coarse skin, and a dull complexion. Ouch! We tend to forget about the good things though: long, hot baths, the glorious seasonal colour changes, and the opportunity to take things down a notch and regroup in the winter months. Winter need not be dull and drab, and neither should your skin. With a few basic skin care practices, you can keep your skin glowing and healthy in the colder months.
1. Eat healthy
This is an all year tip, but in the colder months, we tend to reach for the comfort food more readily and this is a big no-no. If you’re healthy on the inside, the outside will reflect this. So stick to that healthy eating plan and don’t skimp on your gym sessions; your skin will thank you for it.
2. Stay hydrated
As the weather turns colder we tend to drink less water, but this is the worst thing you can do for your dry winter skin. Stock up on herbal teas and hot toddies to make sure your body gets the hydration it needs and try keep a bottle of water with you at all times. Your skin will glow.
Exfoliation is of extra importance in the winter months to keep that rough, dry skin at bay. Be sure not to overdo it, though. A mild exfoliator is all you need to keep your skin looking radiant and healthy.
This should go without saying, in winter your moisturising is the most important aspect of your daily skincare routine. Ask your skin care products suppliers in Johannesburg for the best moisture sealing ingredients; specialists recommend oil-based products for the dryer months, and don’t forget to layer this with an application of sunscreen. BioSeal contains emollient oils which lock in the moisture and keep you looking radiant.
5. Avoid very hot showers
Ok so we mentioned long hot baths, it’s a weakness for us, but your skin care products suppliers in Johannesburg and specialists will be the first to tell you that really hot water is not the best thing for your skin. Instead opt for a quicker, lukewarm bath and immediately after, a warm, snuggly blanket.
For a quick overview, have a look at the infographic below:
Main image: Mindful Methods