Skin is the organ that suffers the most in winter, especially if it is dry and sensitive. If you don’t care for it properly, cold air outside and dry air inside can make the skin dehydrate. This process causes the skin to tighten and does not look good at all. Dehydrated skin also feels unpleasant.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR SKIN SOFT AND HYDRATED DURING WINTER
Your skin requires more care during winter because it is exposed to cold and dry air, constant temperature changes that cause it to lose it softness. Follow these simple tricks to always have healthy and soft skin.
Check the composition of your skin care products
Skin care in winter has to be different and more intense and it is really important to provide it with all needed nutrients that you can find in the crèmes.
Hyaluronic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, glycerin, sorbithol and lactic acid have the ability to tie the molecules of water and prevent dehydration. Shea butter, almond oil, jojoba oil, Vaseline and mineral oils also have amazing properties for skin hydration. You need to avoid perfumes, and anti bacterial products as well as those that contain soaps.
Even if during cold winter days you probably find hot showering water avoid it. Shower with lukewarm water and not longer than 10 minutes in 24 hours. Use oil baths and after showering apply a body lotion that does not contain perfume and is suitable for extremely dry skin.
Always protect your hands with gloves, even when there is no snow. Chose cotton clothes instead of woolen, because wool can irritate the skin and cotton is pleasant to the skin. Protect your head with a hat and use a scarf to protect your face especially if the weather is windy.
The way you feed has a lot to do with the way your skin looks. Add omega 3 fatty acids to your nutrition because they have anti-inflammatory property and calm irritated skin. Eat more fish and avocados. Flaxseeds are also a good choice. Coconut oil is good as a skin care and you can also add it on your menu. Avoid fast food, not only to prevent accumulating of fats and extra weight but also to protect your skin. Sugar, processed food and even some cereal can cause skin irritations during winter.