Care, Moisturise, and Hydrate your skin in this cold season.

The harsh winter frost breeze and cold, dry air are not too friendly for our skin. It often results in extreme dryness and darkening of the skin. For us with melanin, our skin gets darker, irritated, and itchy, especially around the mouth area. The skin around the mouth area and eyes is much thinner and sensitive. Add a little extra care to these areas. It will even benefit you to prevent wrinkles early or avoid getting more.

For the cold season, it is necessary to adjust your skincare routine as our skin could benefit from more moisture, hydration, and extra care.

 8 tips for taking care of your skin in winter:

 

Serums help in retaining moisture in your skin. Apply it on clean skin before applying your moisturiser.

  • Exfoliate, but not too much

It is essential to keep exfoliating even in winter, but not too much. Too much exfoliation or facial peels may strip your skin of much-needed moisture.

  • Get a hydrating face mask

This will keep your skin hydrated for longer. Use it once or twice a week when you’re relaxing at home.

  • Don’t forget the sunscreen

Sunscreen is important no matter what season we in, always put on sunscreen.

  • Avoid extra hot long baths or showers

I know that the idea of a long hot bath or shower is irresistible during the cold season, but it is not good for the skin. Too much of it might burn or strip off moisture from your skin.

  • Invest in a humidifier

A humidifier is good for keeping the air humid. Not only is it great for your skin, but also good for your hair. Another great thing is that you can add essential oils to it. Sandalwood, lavender, and chamomile are good essential oils for assistance in skin hydration.

  • Get a good moisturiser

Thick or fragranced creams don’t always give skin the maximum moisture it needs. Fragranced creams tend to dry out the skin. Thick creams are just a barrier on the skin and never give the skin deep moisture.

  • Drink water

It is important to stay hydrated inside out. Warm water can do too with a little lemon to stay hydrated and detox throughout the day.

 

I hope all this will do your skin good and don’t forget to Care, Moisturise, and Hydrate your skin in this cold season.

 

 

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