It’s the start of the year and what better way to kick it off with part two of our ways to hydrate your skin for the Winter! In our last post we gave you 5 effective tips to maintain your flawless glow during the harsh season. In this post we’re giving you 5 more that you can use, together or even as a complete package when tackling the harsh weather. Remember, our skin is the image we show to the world, so let’s make sure it’s picture perfect.
1. Ditch Your Hand Soap
Washing your hands very often with soap and water can actually make them very dry and this is especially true in the winter months. You can try using alcohol free hand sanitizers and soap-free cleansers instead, as they will make your hands less dry than regularly using soap and water will. After you clean your hands, it's a good idea to use some moisturising or hydrating lotion on them as well.
2. Wear Gloves
We know you want to show off your beautifully manicured nails but covering your hands with gloves can significantly help to seal in moisture and make your hands softer. Immediately after you moisturize your hands, cover them with a pair of cotton gloves and keep the gloves on for at least an hour for the best results.
3. No More Hot Showers
What?! No more hot showers in the winter? Well we don't mean that you should have cold showers (that would just be ridiculous). We are only suggesting that you turn the temperature down a bit and have warm showers instead. Long hot showers may feel good for the moment, but they can really suck the moisture from your skin and make it even drier. So consider having a shower in warm water for about 5 minutes, that's just enough time for you to get clean and your skin will be less likely to dry out when you use warm water.
4. Consider Light Therapy
Getting some LED light therapy could be just the thing to help rejuvenate dry skin in the winter. This type of skin therapy sends infrared light and some heat directly to your skin to encourage healing and stimulate collagen production. Collagen, as mentioned earlier is essential for smoother, firmer skin.
5. Proper Sleep Attire
Get on some nice long cotton pyjamas. The non –scratchy kind! Being covered in high quality cotton is a great way to reduce irritation from skin condition flare –ups. If you have acne or skin conditions like eczema you may want to read our article on Bentonite Clay and see how it can help your skin. Also, try to use natural fabrics such as cotton or cotton flannel for your bed linen as synthetic fibres may be irritating.
Dry winter skin will only be a bad memory if you use these 10 skincare tips. Include as many of them as you can into your regular beauty routine and feel the difference.
Do you have any other winter skin care tips that you would like to share with us? We would love to hear what has been working for you! Please comment below and share your experiences.