Dewy skin might seem to be a fantasy in the dead of the winter. The frigid and dry air on the outside, the horrendous heating on the inside, icy temperatures and harsh winds makes it very difficult for your skin to repair itself. And unless you do something about it, it soon ends up becoming a vicious cycle and leaves your skin looking dead and dry. So, in order to prevent your skin from drying up during the winter season and ensuring that it keeps looking dewy and beautiful, you need to adhere to these simple winter skin care tips that OROGOLD Cosmetics has to offer.
Add Salicylic Acid in your skin care routine
Make sure that you add a lotion or cleanser that contains salicylic acid into your winter skin care routine. This helps to exfoliate the dead skin cells from the outermost layer of your skin, gives you a thorough cleanse and diminishes the appearance of those bumps. The use of Salicylic acid further prevents a common winter skin issue known as keratosis pilaris, also known as rough skin.
Handle your skin with care
Start using moisturizing soap-free and alcohol-free cleansers and hand sanitizers to prevent chapping or parched skin. These products are less drying when compared to soap and also work wonders in preventing the skin from losing its moisture content. It is also important to lather on some lotion right after washing.
Anything that creates a barrier and prevents your skin from coming in direct contact with the external environment works wonders during the winter months. Slip on some cotton gloves over your moisturized hands to prevent the appearance of parched hands. Don’t forget to add mufflers and scarves either.
Make the most of honey
To soften those horrible patches on your knees and elbows, all you need to do is to use a mix of honey and sugar. Studies show that applying honey on your skin helps to diminish inflammation and sugar increases the circulation in your skin. This can be particularly helpful during the winter months as the blood flow typically gets diverted to keep the body core warm.
Use products that contain lactic acid
To prevent scaly looking skin, add products that contain lactic acid. The use of lactic acid dates all the way back to the ancient Egyptian civilization and this ingredient works as a powerful exfoliant as well as an effective moisturizer to help you get rid of scales.
Use gentle exfoliators
Switch to using gentle exfoliators or gentle deep peels that allow you to exfoliate your dead skin cells without removing moisture from your skin.
Keep your showers short
Long hot baths might seem to be extremely relaxing during the winters, but they strip away the moisture from your skin. Restrict your showers to a maximum of 10 minutes and don’t bathe more than once a day during the winter season.
Wear the right pyjamas
The softer your pyjamas, the better your skin. You don’t need silk. All you need are tightly woven fabrics like cotton flannels and cotton. Stay away from blends of synthetic fibers and cotton as they can really irritate the skin.