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Brrr! Baby, it’s cold outside!
The skin is one of the most important parts of the body. Not only is it vital to look after it in terms of looking good, it’s also a hugely central thing when it comes to your health too. It is, after all, the largest organ of the body, and one which takes a lot of care in order to manage it properly. You also need to make sure that you are taking care of it depending on what time of year it is. When winter chills and dry weather arrive, there are some specific issues you need to think about.
First of all, remember that just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to lay aside your cosmetic needs when it comes to your skin. However you personally want your skin to appear is what matters when using cosmetics, and you shouldn’t put that on pause just because of the time of year it happens to be. So if you are keen on having no hair on your legs and arms, for instance, you will need to look into a decent hair removal method that will last you through the season. Whether that means going for a tried and tested method you love, or looking into some bikini waxing alternatives. Are you going for a natural look for facial cosmetics? Be sure to look for moisture rich foundations and you can probably skip the heavy powder during cool months. The important thing is that you are focusing on the cosmetics of your skincare in exactly the way you want to.
Cleansing Without Drying
One of the major concerns in winter is not allowing your skin to dry out which can happen all too easily because of the cold air. In order to avoid that, you need to find a way to cleanse your skin without there being a drying-out effect afterwards, and that might be more challenging than you think. The use of a hydrating cleanser is a good thing to consider which should be able available in your local store. You will also need to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water, as without that you simply can’t hope for your skin to be nourished.
A major error that people make during winter is believing that they don’t need to use sunscreen. You should be applying sunscreen all year round, not just in the sunnier months. Even if you feel that you never see the sun, those rays are always going to damage your skin, and in the long run this will only mean that you are going to end up with the possibility of skin cancer and other lesions. So be sure to carry on wearing sunscreen, even in the depths of winter.
Use An Antioxidant Serum
Inflammation is a big concern for anyone’s skin. Using an antioxidant serum will help to fight inflammation, which in turn will enable you to formulate more natural collagen and repair any damage there might be. This is especially important in winter and a great tip to consider.
Keep Moisturizer With You
Be sure to keep moisturizer with you when you are out and about. Your skin can become dry really quickly in cold weather and in shops or homes where the heating system is drying out the air. Keep a travel size tube or bottle of moisturizing lotion or coconut oil to be able to apply this to your face or hands whenever they start to dry out. This is especially important if you have to work in the elements this time of year.
During winter, skin can become super dry and flaky. Eew, right? Sunburned can also happen easily from the reflection of snow and just not paying attention due to it not being hot outside. And the worst? Your skin can become chapped or get frost bite. OUCH! Be sure to take care of your skin and consider following the above winter skincare essentials. Baby, it’s cold outside but your skin doesn’t have to suffer!