We were thinking about skin grooming tips recently and how we must always take care of it. During summer we have to focus on UV rays and the damage caused by sun exposure and during the cold season, our skin is faced with dehydration, becoming dry. So, basically, skin care is a continuous process and we simply cannot catch a break with it.
Skin grooming means adapting your beauty regime, not just according to your skin type, but also according to the outside temperature. And since winter is just around the corner, here are ten skin grooming tips for the cold season.
1. Macadamia is your friend
Macadamia Oil is one of the rare oily plant that contain high amounts of palmitoleic acid, which resembles sebum (the natural oil produced by our skin, which protects it from dryness and wrinkles). It is an excellent emollient and it is especially good for dry and mature skin. Do not hesitate to use it regularly in the cold season for extra protection
Usually, women feel that skin exfoliation isn’t something that you do during the cold season, because it exposes the skin even further. However, if you feel the skin on the hands, feet and elbows is dry, that could be because of the dead skin at the surface, which can be easily removed with a mild exfoliating process. You can use special creams for it, but you can also prepare something at home.
3. Use a humidifier in the bedroom
Dry skin and itching can be worsen by dry air, especially in winter. A humidifier at night will add needed moisture to the air.
4. Add an extra hour to your sleep schedule
A good way to compensates with the aggressive action of environmental factors is to add an extra hour of sleep. If you want to have a glowing skin during the cold season, you need to sleep at least 8 hours per night. This way, the cells in your skin will have enough time to regenerate.
5. Pay attention to your diet
During the cold season, most people tend to eat fattier foods than usual, part of that conservation instinct we all have. This is not the time to give up veggies and dairy products and focus mainly on meat. You diet must be as balanced as it was during summer, when you ate fruits and vegetables all the time. The more fatty foods you eat, the more it will show on your skin. Include in your diet foods that contain oils that can drop considerably the predisposition forUs dry skin: butter, fish liver oil, fish oil, coconut oil and fish.
6. Avoid very hot showers
Although hot showers are more than welcome during the cold winter, do not forget they can affect dry skin which is already exposed to the cold air outside.
7. Avoid scratching
Dry skin is usually an invitation for scratching and this is something you should always avoid. It will only make things worse. No pinching, no scratching, no nothing. Make sure you keep this habit under control and find something else to keep your hands busy with.
8. Lip balm is mandatory
Just like the skin, lips suffer during cold season. Therefore, your skin care goodie bag should always have a lip balm. It is best to choose one that has SPF protection and antiseptic substances that help heal chapped lips. A good lip balm should also contain tea tree oil or shea butter. You will feel the difference immediately.
9. Avoid products that contain alcohol
Whether we are talking about hair care products or skin care products, try as much as possible to avoid those with alcohol. When it evaporates, there is a feeling of revitalization of the skin, but you will also feel a cooling effect. Given that we are exposed to the cold air outside, there is no need to “provide” your skin with additional cooling sensation.
10. Use foundation with SPF
The cold season is probably the only time of the year when using foundation is very recommended. It will protect your skin from the outside cold and if you chose a product that contains SPF, you will also protect your skin from UV rays. Yes, there are UV rays during winter.