Come winter, our skin needs special care as we tend to get lazy with our daily routine, and sometimes it can result in extreme problems due to cold wind and low humidity in the atmosphere. The face is one of the most sensitive areas of the skin, which means we must take the right amount of care to avoid premature skin issues from occurring. Adopt these simple tips for naturally-glowing winter skin and stay prepared for the festive season and the upcoming party season.
Make a skincare routine and follow it diligently
Follow a basic and simple skincare routine to keep the skin happy during winters. Cleanse your skin twice a day i.e. every morning and before bedtime. Follow a cleansing process with a light daily moisturiser to lock the moisture in and opt for a heavy moisturiser or overnight cream in the night. This should be done on softly damp skin because just-washed skin absorbs moisture better. Additionally, those with an oily skin can apply half a spoonful of lemon juice mixed with half a spoonful of cucumber juice to your face and people with dry skin can go in for oil-based moisturisers or a baby oil gel.
Do not over-exfoliate
Skin exfoliation is done to get rid of dead skin cells caused by our daily lives, dust, pollution and other issues around us. Be extra careful in winters because the skin is already compromised due to dry and cold weather. Exfoliate with a scrub only once per week to help in boosting skin regeneration and better product absorption. Men should also be careful while exfoliating depending on their skin types.
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Hot showers in winters and not moisturising thereafter can create cracks and an uneven skin surface. If the skin is not immediately moisturised, the cracks in the skin let the nerves get exposed to air, resulting in eczema or winter’s itch. While washing your face is most effective with cold water to retain the essential oils of the skin, incase of taking a hot shower or washing your face with hot water, always apply a good toner to close the pores and apply a moisturiser thereafter. Avoid washing your face too many times with soap or soap-based face wash to steer clear of dry skin.