Marilyn Monroe once said that, “A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear”. We say, natural beauty goes further than that, by including a perfectly radiant, blemish-free skin.
Unfortunately, winter can easily ruin your hard won battle before you claimed your beautiful skin. You’re not alone. Everybody, young and old, both oily and dry skin types, experience dry skin in winter.
Home Caring Skin in Winter
Skincare in winter can be a challenging feat. Here are 10 tips to give your skin a professional treatment right in the comfort of your own home:
Beauty Tip No.1: Exfoliate
Your skin sheds more frequently in winter. Unfortunately, the replacement layer cannot always cope to replace the damaged, surface layer. Support the skin in speeding up collagen production by exfoliating. Slough off skin’s top layer at least once weekly up to three times depending on your skin sensitivity and the strength of your exfoliant.
Beauty Tip No. 2: Cleanse and Tone
You must never underestimate the power of daily proper cleansing and toning for your skin. Do this, day and night, no more than that. These steps serve to rid your skin of dry skin and other impurities but also in keeping the moisture locked in.
Beauty Tip No. 3: Deep Treat
Winter calls for more frequent deep treatments, most especially in giving your skin a more intense moisture treatment. Thank goodness we got you a DIY recipe for a mask that helps you keep your previous dollars in your pocket. You’re welcome!
You will need one avocado, white of two eggs, glycerin, coconut oil, berries and rice paper. Squish the avocado and berries. Mix in the other ingredients. Soak in rice paper into the mixture. Once drenched, apply the moisture-rich rice paper to your skin. Leave on for 30 minutes. Peel off then rinse with lukewarm water and a cleanser formulated with salicylic acid.
Beauty Tip No. 4: Moisturize and Keep the Moisture In
Skincare in winter calls for a combination of sheer, deep-penetrating moisturizers that are laden with moisture-attracting ingredients as well as barrier-forming components. Always, the goal of moisturizing involves two objectives. The first is to flood skin with an external source of moisturizing ingredients. The second is to improve the health of the skin’s outer protective barrier.
Beauty Tip No. 5: Cover Your Skin
Use clothing as a means of keeping moisture in but most importantly of preventing skin damage caused by unforgiving winds and the dryness of the surrounding indoor and outdoor environments.
Beauty Tip No. 6: Fuel Up With Moisture-Rich Veggies and Fruits
Always keep in mind that your skin is part of your body. Anything you do to your body eventually manifests on your skin. So, eat more fresh produce to derive the high level of nutrients and water content from these foods.
Beauty Tip No. 7: Keep Hydrating on-the-Go
Don’t stop moisturizing your skin when you leave home. Always keep a bottle of mist and a flask of lukewarm water in your bag. Whenever it feels stuffy outdoors or indoors, take our your mist and spray about 5 inches away from your face to reintroduce moisture back into the moisture-sucking air all around you.
Beauty Tip No. 8: Give Yourself Enough Rest and Sleep
This must be the easiest skincare tip to follow in this top 10 list of skincare tips for winter. Sleeping gives your body the rejuvenation it needs to repair and to regain the optimum efficiency of your body processes. Your skin is not exempted in that process so help it take advantage of the benefits of sleep.
Beauty Tip No. 9: Use Heavy Emollients at Night
Support ramped up skin repair and renewal processes happening at night by calling in your heavy emollients. Literally flood your skin with hydrating products. Those that include peptides, co-enzyme Q10, loads of antioxidants, humectants and emollients will make for lasting improvements on your skin.
Beauty Tip No. 10: Control Indoor Temp and Moisture
Help your skin keep the moisture in by turning up the heater at just the right amount of temp to keep your body warm and comfortable. Environments that are too hot or too cold encourage your skin to give up more moisture via surface water loss. Enhance the surrounding air some more with a humidifier.
Treat Well Your Skin in Wintertime!
Professional skincare is a great way to amp up your skin’s health and give it a moisture boost. However, you can always give your skincare that kind of special treatment everyday — and, in the long run, the skincare practices you do night and day is what really matters.