Winter is a difficult season for the skin, which dries out more easily due to frost and temperature fluctuations. Here are some easy to follow tips to help keep your skin moist during the cold season.
Change your day cream
In winter the skin needs more moisture. Light, summer skin care products must give way to richer, creamier textures. Products based on milk, shea butter or argan oil are particularly suitable for skin care in winter.
Moisturize from the inside
Applying a moisturizer is not enough to moisturize the skin, it must be moisturized “from the inside”. It is necessary to drink about 1.5 l of water per day (eight glasses on average) to prevent the skin from drying out. Furthermore, water is essential for the proper functioning of the body.
Avoid hot water
The temptation in winter is to take a hot bath and very hot showers to warm up, but this dries out the skin and sometimes makes it even more dry. The water temperature in the bathtub or shower should not exceed 100.4 F.
Oils to moisturize the skin
Natural oils such as Argan oil deeply moisturize the skin and support cell regeneration. However for Oily skin it is better to use jojoba oil which can moisturize the skin and also regulates the excess sebum.
Use eye creams
The skin is more sensitive in winter and therefore needs more protection, especially when it is thin, as is the case with eyelids. If you care for your skin with the right moisturizing products, you will delay the first signs of aging and fight fine lines and wrinkles.
Exfoliate the skin
In winter the skin, which is closed under several layers of clothing, must be exfoliated to breathe. Gently exfoliate the skin on your body and face about twice a week. This allows the skin to get rid of dead skin cells and increases the effectiveness of skin care products.
The hands are some of the most exposed areas, along with the face. To avoid cracking, they should be nourished with a moisturizer, preferably with UV protection. If the hands are very dry, they should be covered with a layer of cream before putting on the gloves and left overnight so that the hands are soft when you wake up.
If you tend to have dry skin when leaving the shower in winter, leave out the soap and use milk or shower cream instead, which will moisturize your skin without drying it out.
The hair is also slightly attacked in winter: cold, mask, etc. To strengthen your scalp, choose a moisturizing shampoo that strengthens it against external aggressions. If possible, avoid using a hairdryer that dries out even more.
Use Moisturizing masks
To deeply moisturize your skin, apply ultra-nourishing and moisturizing masks once or twice a week for the driest skin. In this way, you will obtain an elastic and firm skin, ready to face the harsh winter.