Keeping your skin glowing, especially during the winter months can be difficult. The cold weather and low humidity levels lead to dry air, which tightens your skin and steals all of the moisture out of it. This can result in cracked and rough skin texture which is further exacerbated by the hot, dry air that usually comes from indoor heaters. For this reason, we summed up the 7 most effective ways to protect your skin this winter and get that summer glow even in the colder months!
1. Use An Oil Based Moisturizer
Rather than using a water based skin moisturizer, try opting for the oil-based version, as it will help keep your skin hydrated and nourished for a longer period of time. It is also better to look for more natural ingredients as some chemicals, such as ones derived from petroleum for example, can dry out your skin incredibly fast, especially in harsh conditions.
2. Keep Active
Regardless of how cold and dark it may be outside, put in the effort to exercise at least once a day. In summer we feel better and our skin is usually a lot healthier because we spend more time outdoors doing things. So get out of bed and get active, whether that’s walking, cycling or a gym class it will make sure that you maintain your natural radiance. You skin and body will thank you for it.
3. Drink Water
In the colder months, people generally tend to consumer less water as we reach for warmer drinks such as coffee and hot chocolates. Ensuring that you still get your daily-required amount of water will help your skin to be revitalized and glow from the inside out. Warm water with honey or lemon is a great way to get your water intake and also keep warm.
As we talked about in our article on dull skin and how to fight it, using a gentle exfoliator daily helps remove any dry, dead skin cells. This allows all of your other skincare efforts such as moisturizing, toning or even facials to absorb the beneficial vitamins a lot better, leading to more healthy, glowing skin.
As mentioned above, indoor heating is usually a culprit for your skin, as it’s completely dry air, which unfortunately does extract all the moisture from within your skin. That’s why now might be a good time to invest in a humidifier, as it will help keep your skin hydrated, ensuring that it is soft and plump. Plus there are other benefits to humidifiers, such as being able to use different oils in them to help you relax and they are also known to aid with cold symptoms.
6. Wear SPF
Winter sun is just as damaging as summer sun so ensuring that you are constantly protecting your skin from the rays is a sure way to help you have more glowing, clear skin. Sun damage is very difficult to reverse and the cold weather should not deter you from applying sunscreen before or after your moisturizer.
7. Get a HydraFacial
If you have been trying your best to look after your skin and yet it’s still feeling dry and textured or if you have been too busy and skincare has been getting pushed to the backburner, it might be worth looking into a HydraFacial service. A facial like that will help remove all impurities from your skin, whilst also feeding it nutritious serums which will help your skin be less textured, clearer and more glowing.
Plus, it’s extremely soothing and it doesn’t irritate the skin, both of which are crucial factors to consider during winter. If you’d like more information and to find out how it can be altered to your specific skin type, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation with one of our friendly therapists today.
Taking care of your skin both on the outside and on the inside is highly important to ensuring you maintain glowing, plump, healthy skin even as the temperature drops. Follow our easy tips and you will see a change in your skin appearance and texture in no time!