Freezing temperature, cold water, rainy days, dry air, hazy and dusty wind all of this can be pretty rough on our skin, and at some point, it becomes a struggle. To all the ladies out there the good news is that there is no need to visit a dermatologist to actually solve these skin cracks because we’ve got you covered with some of our magical tips and tricks. Why not try them at home and start some self-care routine.
Winter skin care here we come!
Observe yourself during winter and you’ll realize that we tend to ignore drinking water especially when it’s cold outside. Well, it’s definitely cold outside, drinking enough water helps the body to flush out toxins while giving you healthier skin. Studies have revealed that drinking just two cups of water can increase blood flow to the skin which gives it an even tone.
Hygiene of your bed
If you’re sleeping on a pillow with your uncleansed skin it means you’re sleeping on bacteria for 8 hours. Change your pillowcases regularly and think about turning your pillowcase into silk.
Overdoing exfoliation isn’t healthy for our skin during winter. Exfoliating the skin once a week helps in boosting skin regeneration and better product absorption. Also, exfoliation depends on your skin type; if you have very dry skin, exfoliate your skin lightly, but if you have a combination and oily skin, once a week is fine. Take care because our skin barrier is already compromised due to the dry and cold weather.
Use oil-based moisturizers and apply after washing
Adding any oils on your skin such as baby oil or coconut oil before getting out of the shower will leave your skin to stay moister for a longer time.
Do some Face Yoga
“The aim is to create a moment of self-care where you improve blood circulation for a healthy glow and reduce stress and tension in your face,” says Elsa Jungman, Ph.D., a scientist, micro-biome expert, and proponent of facial yoga based in San Francisco.
Get yourself a Humidifier
Dryness is the skin’s worst enemy during winter, it can make your skin prone to irritants but fight it back by getting yourself a humidifier or doing just something similar. You get the idea as it heals your skin’s smoothness. Anna H. Chacon, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in Miami, who serves on the advisory board for Smart Style Today, says humidifiers can be especially useful for those suffering from dry skin or eczema.
Exercise will pump up your heart rate, which in turn, pumps more blood to your organs and skin.
Be au natural
Try using coconut oil, honey, and aloe vera. These natural products will not only soften up your skin but also will leave it smelling good.
Slices of Potato and Tomato
Surprise, right? Just rub a slice of one of those and you’ll get rid of some blemishes, treat dry skin and reduce wrinkles and puffy eyes. Do it regularly to feel the results.
Now pamper yourself with a nice and simple face mask with home ingredients
Yogurt Face mask
It goes without saying that using plain yogurt is the best option for all skin types. Regular cow’s milk yogurt contains more calcium than other varieties. Greek yogurt, on the other hand, has a thicker texture making it easier to apply to the skin. If you have a cow’s milk allergy, there are other options to consider such as plant-based yogurts made from almond and coconut milk, as well as goat’s milk yogurt. Yogurt can be used on its own as a face mask, but you can also combine it with other ingredients to address specific skin issues. Always wash your face first before applying a face mask, and leave it on for up to 15 minutes. Now here are some homemade DIYs for your skin:
1/2 cup yogurt, 1 tsp. honey, and 1/2 tsp. of ground turmeric for inflammatory or oily skin.
1/4 cup yogurt, 1 tbsp. honey, and 1 tbsp. aloe vera gel for irritated skin
A yogurt face mask is super helpful and contains many benefits such as the vitamins it contains, makes your skin brighter, adds moisture, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Way to go yogurt!!