Try this to prevent dry skin in winter
At this time of the year, the cold, wind, humidity and the fluctuating temperature will make you sense irritation in your skin and make it red. Here are some easy ways to prevent skin from becoming dry and ensure a glowing complexion. When it is exposed to the elements, the delicate skin on the face, hands and lips can dehydrate easily. Autumn is the time to make some changes to your daily beauty routine so you are ready for the change of season.
Banish parched skin
Well-hydrated skin starts from within, which means taking in enough liquid. Water, tea or fresh fruit juice helps skin renew itself, maintain elasticity and look young. Thermal sprays of spring water can also be used in the morning as they soothe the skin and prevent it from feeling tight.
Treat yourself to seasonal fruit
We can also protect our skin with the foodweeat.If we eat a variety of vitamin-packed fruit everyday, our complexion and nails radiate good health all-year round. When you get up in the morning, make yourself a fruit cocktail with lots of citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, etc.) and kiwis.
Opt for a rich day cream
Choose a day cream that nourishes and repairs to avoid the redness and itching caused by dry skin. You can enrich your day cream with a few drops of hydrating or revitalising serum so that your face stays plumped up throughout the day, without forgetting the skin around the eyes and the neck.
Don’t skip night cream
Don’t forget to take care of your skin in the evening, particularly during winter. Use a rich moisturiser — it could be a night cream, but doesn’t have to be — to regenerate the skin and prevent wrinkles.
Don’t exfoliate too often
They can be quite abrasive and irritating, particularly on fragile dry skin, but exfoliating products are necessary to remove toxins and dead cells from the skin. These should be gentle, with small granules to delicately exfoliate, and used no more than once a week.
Opt for hydrating masks
To maximise the impact from exfoliation or bring back radiance and softness to the face, go for soothing hydrating masks. An ideal time to do this is before bed. Let the mask do its magic for 10 to 15 minutes, then simply remove the excess without rinsing.
Don’t forget your hands
Our hard-working hands are washed often which can make the skin irritated. Look out for hand creams that contain glycerin or are rich in shea butter, cocoa, honey, almond oil or borage oil. You can also apply a rich cream before bed and slip on a pair of silk gloves to let it sink in fully during the night.
Prevent dry lips
To prevent them from cracking or bleeding, apply a lip balm before putting on lipstick. Balms containing beeswax, jojoba oil, shea butter or olive oil are particularly nutritive and protective.