Does tight skin and chapped lips sound familiar? Winter can be hard on your skin. The harsh weather conditions can leave your skin dry, itchy and irritated which can lead to cracking and even bleeding. We have included eight tips on how to keep your skin glowing this winter.
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Even though the days may be grey, you still need to protect your skin from the winter sun. There is less UVB during the winter months but the levels of UVA (UV-ageing) are still significant. Snow reflects up to 80% of the sun’s rays increasing your risk of exposure. It is recommended that you use a face moisturiser or makeup with a SPF of 15 or higher in it.
Christmas Tree Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks are all the rave during the winter months. We tend to opt for a hot drink instead of water during the colder months. Cold weather naturally dries out your skin by causing the water to evaporate from your body. It is important to hydrate your skin from the inside out by maintaining your regular water intake. Try opting for a green tea or adding some lemons into your water bottle.
3.Wear hats, gloves & scarves
It is important to wrap up in your woolies and protect your skin in the colder months. Make sure to wear a hat, gloves and scarf when going out in the wind, rain and snow this winter. The skin on your hands and face is thinner than the rest of your body so it’s important to protect it from harsh outdoor conditions.
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Winter brings low humidity and heating systems tend to dry out the air, so consider installing a humidifier in your home. It is a good idea to place humidifiers around your house / work to help put moisture back into the air and prevent your skin from drying out.
5. Moisturise frequently
It’s a good idea to use an oil-based moisturiser during the colder months. Make sure to moisture right after you wash. Applying moisture to wet skin helps to seal dampness into the skin. This applies to washing your hands as well. It’s a good idea to keep a moisturiser in the bathroom at all times.
6. Exercise regularly
Exercise helps to pump blood around your body which means more blood is flowing to your skin. Exercise causes you to sweat which helps to flush out all the toxins, blocked pores and keeps your body healthy. If you don't fancy going out in the cold, you can exercise from the comfort of your home with these indoor exercises by clicking here.
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7.Eat hydrating foods
It is important to eat plenty of hydrating foods as well as drinking lots of water. Foods like cucumber, melon, tomatoes and oranges naturally contain a lot of water. Fruit and vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals that your skin needs to stay healthy. Homemade vegetable soup and fruit smoothies are an easy way to enjoy eating your 5-a-day.
8.Use lukewarm water
Hot showers can be tempting after being out in the cold for the day. But try to resist as high temperature water can dry out your skin rapidly. It’s best to use lukewarm water to avoid stripping your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Make sure to moisturise after showing to keep the moisture barrier intact and prevent dryness.
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