Winter might be over, but that cold, dry air remains! That drying-up-of-the-skin windthat leaves your skin thirsty and desperate for some moisture and attention. Summer has often been called the enemy of skin problems. Although these claims are true and well-founded, which include the dangers of UV rays that lead to Melasma, sun spots and even cancer, we shouldn’t underestimate the problems cold weather can cause.
Here are five simple and proven ways to keep your skin fresh, glowing and youthful, even in the dread of freezing temperatures:
- Hot or Cold Water?
Neither. Though you may be so tempted to have a hot shower in winter, try to avoid the steaming hot water from splashing on your face. The heat of water can remove those natural oils we need to keep our skin moist, elastic and youthful. We recommend when washing your face in the sink, use lukewarm water.
If you aren’t moisturising, then you need to stop reading this and run to the supermarket or pharmacy, buy one, and then return to your reading. It is essential. Now, be careful what type of products you purchase. Good products can be expensive, but if you can afford it, it is best to stick to the well-known brands with excellent reputations. Furthermore, we suggest you include an eye cream, which should only be tapped gently around the eyes. Finally, be wary of petroleum-based products, which can dry out your skin; and choose oil-based products over water-based ones because oil has that locking-in property.
Yes, we’re stressing on this point of moisturising because, as mentioned, it is absolutely essential. Now that you understand its importance, the best time to apply your moisturiser is directly after you’ve washed your face. Tap-dry your face and then moisturise it, but try not to be too rough especially around the eye area. By moisturising, you help your skin soak up the much-needed moisture, like a very thirsty desert plant.
Water, water, water. Drink water. Make sure you give your body ample water to ensure your body cells are well nourished to function properly. We need the hydration because in cold temperatures we tend to ignore drinking cold drinks. A good suggestion could be hot water with a touch of lemon. Give it a go!
We may think with the onset of single-digit temperatures, the sun somehow disappears. No, it doesn’t. Its powerful effects are still present to affect the condition of your skin’s health. UV rays are still present. A good option is products that contain ingredients such as titanium oxide and zinc oxide.
With these simple tips, you can keep your skin healthy throughout the colder months and limit your exposure to the potentially damaging effects on your skin. If you want more advice, speak to the professional skin care experts at the Victoria Dermal Group, who will help you ensure youthful and healthy skin year-round.
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