Winters are pleasant to experience but can be harsh for your skin. The same refreshingly cool gust of wind you feel on your cheek during winters can damage it by giving it a dry, flaky texture. During the cold season, your skin can become rough to touch, cracked, and if you continue to neglect it, you will even feel a stinging or burning sensation on it.
Skincare in winter can become exceptionally challenging for some people. The cold air, dry wind, and low humidity levels can take away the radiance of the skin in the winter months. With the change of the season, your skincare regimen demands change as well. The same skincare tips you follow throughout the year may become ineffective during the winter months. To tackle the skin problems of the season, you will need a new winter skincare routine, which I can help you with. I have some tips to share that
Here’s how you can keep your skin looking and feeling great even during the harsh winter months –
Load up on moisturizers
During winters, your skin faces the worst moisture scarcity possible, thanks to the harsh and dry winter winds. You must invest in a good moisturizer that penetrates deep into the skin, and locks the moisture right into your pores. Don’t ignore this tip or your skin will suffer brutally! Just get a moisturizer, and lather it up to your skin, preferably right after you wash up, to lock all the moisture in.
Sunscreen is important, even on the dark and gloomy winter days! You might wonder why you would require sunscreen when there is no sun visible at all but the harmful UV rays of the sun can still reach you during such days. And as for the sunny winter days, while you feel great about the strong sun rays petting your skin, your skin will be going through sun damage if you do not wear sunscreen. So, you see, sunscreen, even during winters is important. Get a sunscreen that has at least SPF 30 in it to get adequate protection from the sun.
DIY remedies are great for winters - both for your body and your skin. Simple ingredients like honey, ghee, and malai (milk cream) can be great for moisturizing the lips, and the face. Don’t feel afraid to try out some DIY skincare treatments. These ingredients will thoroughly nourish you and feed your skin with the best of nutrients it needs. You can try making face packs, lip and body scrubs, and whatnot, using the simplest of kitchen ingredients.
Focus on the Diet
Diet matters in maintaining good skin texture and tone. Load up on good nutrition during the winters to cleanse your body from the inside out. You will feel its direct effects on your skin as well. Eat rich greens, dry fruits, and nuts, and most importantly, drink sufficient quantities of water! Your body is 70% water and in order to keep your skin well moisturized and nourished, you will have to keep yourself hydrated. A balanced diet can go a long way in keeping your skin and body in the best possible condition. No matter how heavily you invest in skin treatments, if you don’t eat right, you’re not going to get your skin right.
Follow Specialized treatments
Special treatments curated for your personal skin type will certainly benefit you. You can consult a dermatologist for the treatments you can get for your skin. And if you want to DIY, you can do a winter skincare routine at home using serums, essential oils, and face massage tools like jade rollers, etc. Dromen & Co. has a range of these products that you can check out and purchase to give your skin a little extra pampering.
Specialized overnight treatments can help replenish your skin with the lost essential nutrients. By following a consistent skincare routine, and leaving the skin to heal overnight, you will notice a huge difference in your skin condition over time.