Low humidity levels during winter as well as face numbing winds are not the best conditions for maintaining a radiant and glowing skin.
During winter, moisture is stolen away from the skin surface leaving it dry which results in itchiness and flakiness.
People invest a lot in warm clothing as well as home heating appliances that keep one warm during the day and night. It is important to protect your skin from drying out during winter. Below are five ways to beat dry skin.
Invest in a humidifier
During winter, it is important to invest in a humidifier. You can opt for a portable version or a fixed version. Humidifiers help to ensure that levels of humidity in the home are maintained therefore ensuring that your skin does not dry up and become flaky.
Practice good nutrition
Many people believe that skin dryness can only be solved by cosmetic products such as skin moisturizers and others. The truth is that drinking water regularly is the simplest remedy that people can practice therefore ensuring one’s skin is hydrated. Proper nutrition also ensures that your skin stays hydrated. Consuming foods rich in Vitamin A and E such as fruits and vegetables will help to hydrate the skin.
Wash your face once a day
During summer, you can wash your face more than once to get rid of dirt that blocks your skin. However during the winter, it is important to wash your face once a day especially at night. You can also replace all face soaps with cleansing oil that are gentle to the skin.
Use oil based moisturizers so as to make your skin water tight therefore ensuring that it stays moisturized during low levels of humidity in winter.
You may think it sounds odd to apply sunscreen during winter but it isn’t odd. Apply a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
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