Winter Skincare For The New Year
The winter can be the harshest time of year for our skin. Our faces in particular are very vulnerable as they are exposed at all times. It is at this time of year that you need to be extra vigilant and look out for any dry patches. These can quickly become red and sore. The skin can then be prone to flaking and infection.
A good skincare routine designed for the winter can help prevent these problems. When we’re out in the cold and then come into the heat, the pores adjust quickly. Any surface dirt or makeup can then become trapped in the pores and cause blockages. Start by removing the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. This can be done with a gentle exfoliator and rinsed in warm water.
When the skin is dry, use a gentle cleanser and toner to refresh the skin. During the day, you might want to finish with a protective day cream or moisturiser before applying your makeup. It can help lock in your skin’s moisture. The cream can also act as a barrier to prevent makeup or the weather penetrating your skin. At night, follow the same cleanse and tone routine, but use a night cream or replenishing moisturiser.
Mud and face masks are great for smoothing and re-hydrating the skin. At this time of year it can be a good idea to apply a mask once a week. You may also want to invest in additional skin creams to help fight the signs of aging. The people behind Celebrity Skin detail the benefits of applying good skin cream that promotes skin repair. This is especially important at this time of year when skin is so fragile.
The food we eat in the winter can also be beneficial for our skin. Lots of stews, casseroles and soups are packed with vegetables that help fight the signs of aging. Look for vegetables like carrots to provide Vitamin A for skin renewal. Orange fruits are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. Nuts are plentiful at this time of year as well, and almonds are well known for their healthy properties. In fact, almonds are good for the heart as well as the hair, skin and nails.
While it can be very tempting to curl up on the sofa with a blanket and a hot chocolate, your skin will thank you if you stay active. You need to keep the circulation moving to help the skin stay healthy. It helps shift fluid away from eye area and the tummy area. This means you will be less prone to puffy eyes and bloating. Regular exercise also aids digestion to help you make the best use of the nutrients you eat.
The winter can be harsh on the skin. Using a good body moisturiser helps to avoid chafing from your clothing. It can also help protect your skin from temperature changes. As we are covered up a lot in the winter, the skin will dry out more easily. It needs to breathe. Enjoy warm baths once or twice a week to help the skin soften again. Happy New Year.