Winter is on its way and depending on where you live, it may feel like it is already here. The cold, dry weather can take its toll on many things, including your skin. Male and females alike can suffer from dry, flaky skin in this season. You don’t have to let the winter ruin your skin. There are things you can do to help pamper your winter skin.
What can you do to have healthy winter skin? You may be surprised to know that some simple, easy maintenance steps can help treat winter-weathered skin and leave you looking and feeling great all season long.
Here are some tips for healthy winter skin:
· Use a moisturizing soap
· Use soap only on select parts of the body to avoid excessive dryness
· Avoid using really hot water- use lukewarm instead
· Take shorter baths and showers (10 to 15 minutes will do)
· Remember to still drink lots of water
· Wear sunscreen (yes, even on cloudy days)
· If you wear makeup, apply moisturizer first underneath (this also prevents your makeup from flaking and peeling throughout the day)
· Moisturize all over if you need it
· Dress for the weather- protect your skin and your face when it’s cold
· Eat a healthy, balanced diet for beautiful skin all year long
If you want to maintain healthy skin all year round, you should also avoid smoking which in addition to other problems can dry the skin and may lead to wrinkles.
We also have some “home remedies” for healthy winter skin that are great for all ages and skin types.
· Before bathing, try mixing a teaspoon of honey in 2 tablespoons of milk or cream and massage this into your face and neck for a soothing facial mask. About 20 minutes later, take a warm shower or bath and be sure to rinse your face well (don’t scrub).
· Adding a few drops of coconut oil to your bath or applying it to your skin before you bathe is another great remedy for dry winter skin.
· Another tried and true method for great winter skin is to apply cold cream before bed for about 15 minutes and then gently wipe clean with a clean cloth.
Winter is tough on tired skin and even people who normally have a carefree skin-care regime may find themselves needing to spend more time on their skin in the winter months.
Lisa is a freelance writer with a specialty in Internet content and SEO articles. She has written thousands of articles, hundreds of ebooks and thousands of website pages and related content. She has also authored her own books and works as a consultant to other writers, Internet marketers and Internet businesses.