Well, we all adore those rosy cheeks that look bright and brighter as the nippy weather springs up – yes, we all love that natural ‘pink’ tinge on those cheeks. But wait a minute; do you even know the cold days can actually damage your skin if a proper skin care regimen goes astray? In fact, do you know that dry air (talking about the chilly one, guys) can rather put your fine lines and wrinkles under a sharp scanner – making them more noticeable and easy to spot?
Rather, dry skin can cause flakiness, dryness or itchiness! So, what should you do? Ah – just take that cup of hotly brewed coffee and flip through the skin care tips mentioned below. It will simply help your skin stay bushy-tailed and healthy like always (when the temperature falls down). Take a look!
Top 6 Skin Care Tips for this winter
Tip#1 :Get Smart with your bathing habits
Oops, this one’s no escape from taking a shower or a bath in winters. It’s rather ‘getting smart’ with your bathing habits – remember, skipping a bath during cold days can actually worsen your dry skin. Hence, make sure to indulge in a lukewarm bath everyday for about 5 minutes or 10 minutes. Well, the point here is to – limit your time in the bath or shower to a while. And if you have itchy skin, simply plank in some baking soda or bits of oatmeal in your bathing water to relieve the itchiness. It works (all smiles).
Tip#2 :Do not overdo your face washing
Yep, this one goes for all. Washing your face more than its required will do no good to your skin – in fact, will end up drying it up even more. Therefore, be little wised up there and limit your face washing to once in the morning and once at night. Do not overdo in any case! Get some mild foaming moisturizer and wash your face with it twice a day or so. We repeat, do not overdo with face washing. Oh by the way, don’t forget to exfoliate your face even during the nippy days.
Tip#3 :Moisturize without fail
Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize! During winters, our skin tends to dry up and lose its essential basic moisturizer – as a result of which, the overall skin health gets affected. Make sure that it doesn’t happen to your skin in the cold days – apply a lot of moisturizer and at least twice a day to keep it well-nourished and hearty. This will simply help your skin stay soft, supple and healthy even when the temperature drops.
Tip#4 :Get that sunscreen
Ah, you read it absolutely right. A lot of people do not really know but a good sunscreen is needed as much in winters as it’s needed during those hot days. So yeah, take it out from your closet and apply it every day during this cold season. If your moisturizer contains SPF, it’ll be even better.
Tip#5 :Drink enough water
Nah, don’t feel that thirsty or it’s okay to have not enough of water – some of the most commonly used statements when the temperature falls down. But wait a minute; do you know that our body needs a good amount of water to stay well-hydrated and in full swing? Huh, it doesn’t matter if winter tide (we always need enough water). Well hence, do not skip those water glasses as Jack Frost punches the clock.
Tip#6 :Apply lip balm
Last but not the least; pick up a nice lip balm that feels good on your lips and contains a string of happy ingredients. Even better, snap up the one that embeds an SPF of at least 15 – well, well, well your lips need a protective shield as well. So, don’t forget to apply a good lip balm this cold season of the year. They need some care too, wink, wink!