Winter is the most challenging season for skin. It’s dry, clogged, and sensitive. And it doesn’t get any easier: The days are shorter, the humidity drops, and the sun stays out longer. But fear not! If you follow these winter skin care tips throughout the season, your skin will thank you in no time.
If you’ve been keeping yourself cosy with lots of blankets and fuzzy jumpers, let your body relax a little more. It’s not the time to try out a new skincare regime or diet. Remember, the skin on your body is the largest organ, so it has the highest amount of water content. When your skin feels relaxed, it can absorb more skincare ingredients. Put on a moisturiser or soothing bath instead of using harsh cleansers.
The longer the days are, the more important your daily hydration is. So, keep water bottles in every room of your house, and make sure to drink throughout the day, especially when you feel thirsty. This is the best way to keep your skin hydrated. You can also use natural fruit waters and coconut water, which are especially good for dry skin.
Eat for clear, healthy skin in Winnipeg
It’s important to consume a variety of foods throughout the year, but especially right now, when eating healthy is even more important. If you’re feeling deprived of your favourite meals, you could end up with skin problems, like acne, breakouts, and even a weakened immune system. Keep in mind that the majority of breakouts happen during the warmer months as skin is more prone to clogging. So, try to avoid too many diet restrictions right now. Instead, focus on eating a variety of colourful, fresh foods, and drinking plenty of water.
Dry skin is the most common skin issue, especially during the winter months. To keep your skin hydrated, you should exfoliate your skin at least twice a week to remove dead skin cells, keep your pores clean, and prevent acne and breakouts. Try out natural skin scrub recipes to keep your skin smooth and acne-free. You can also use clay mask recipes to draw out impurities from your pores and clarify your skin.
Use a humidifier
Humidity levels drop during the winter. This is not only bad for your skin, but also for your hair. If you live in a dry, cold climate, you could end up with dry and itchy scalp, which is a real pain. Luckily, there are many things you can do to keep your skin and hair healthy. Fill a bowl with water, put a humidifying filter in it, and place it in your bedroom. This will keep your skin from getting too dry, and your hair from getting too oily. You can even place a bowl of water in your living room to keep your whole house humidified.
Use a dermo- cushion mask or cream
There’s no reason to avoid using a moisturising cream, especially when you’re coping with dry skin. Use a lightweight cream every night before you go to bed, and wake up to visibly hydrated skin. Cushion facial masks are fun to do with your friends and family, and they’re a great way to relax and unwind. If you’re struggling to keep your hands busy, you can even put the kids to bed with a mask on. If you’re dealing with sensitive skin, look for cream products that are fragrance-free, oil-free, and non-allergenic. And make sure to follow the cream’s instructions on how long to use it for.
Get outside and exercise
It may sound like a simple tip, but getting outside during the winter is one of the best ways to keep your skin hydrated. While you can wear lighter clothes and wear less layers, you can still stay warm and active. And the best part? You don’t even have to leave your own neighbourhood! If possible, try to get out of the house during the day while the sun is out. This can be especially helpful if you live in a city, because the sun doesn’t always come out there. Exercising outside during the winter is especially helpful, because it keeps your skin warm, and it keeps your body active, which prevents you from getting too comfortable in your home, which could lead to too much time sitting down.
Protect your skin with SPF and UV protection
Sun damage happens much faster when the sun is out longer. So, make sure to protect your skin with an SPF sunscreen and an umbrella while you’re outside. You can also try out a dermo-cushion cream or a dermo-shield cream. These will help your skin stay protected against the sun, while also providing a smoother texture. SPF should be reapplied every 2 hours, or after being in the water or going through a strenuous activity. And, keep in mind that even if you’re not in the sun long enough to burn, you could still get sun damage.
Winter is the toughest season of the year for skin, but with these tips, you can easily keep your skin hydrated and free of blemishes. If you live in a dry climate, you’ll want to protect your skin with an SPF sunscreen. You can also use a dermo-shield cream or a dermo-cushion cream to protect your skin while also making it smoother and more comfortable. And, if you have dry skin, you can try out a lightweight moisturiser. Before you know it, spring will be here, and your skin will thank you.
Get in touch with a skin expert at Luminous to see what type of Winnipeg skin treatment is right for you!