My skin hates winter, I don’t know if you do too. My skin becomes more sensitive and irritable when the temperature drops and the heating is on. This makes it harder to care for it. It is possible to care for your skin in winter. These tips will help you take care of it in winter.
- Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize
Let’s face the facts: your skin won’t survive winter without moisturizer, cream, or lotion. This applies to both men and women. Good winter skin care starts with proper moisturizing. Use a rich, nourishing moisturizer every morning, and, if your skin is extremely dry or aging before bed, as well. In a few weeks, you will be able to determine if the cream is suitable. If your skin remains dry or flakey after a while, switch to a nourishing cream.
- Reduce the amount of cleaning
Here’s how your skin works: It produces its own oils that help keep your skin healthy and protected. You are not only removing dirt and grime from your body by using a cleanser or shower gel, but also washing away any natural oils that protect your skin. In winter, you might not need to wash your face as frequently as in summer.
- Avoid products containing mineral oil
It is important to take care of your skin, especially when temperatures drop below freezing. Most people don’t realize that mineral oil-based skin creams should be avoided, especially in winter. What is the reason for this? When applied to the skin as a moisturizer or lotion, mineral oil forms a thin layer. The thin layer of mineral oil can be used to moisturize the skin and keep it moist.
The coldness may penetrate the thin layer of mineral oil, but the cold moisture on the skin can’t. You could get tiny freeze burns under the mineral oil layer.
Creams made with only natural oils are a better option. They are safe and plant-based, so your skin can breathe regardless of the temperature.