Winter is tough on your skin. Cold weather, strong winds, and low humidity levels pull out moisture away from the skin. Eczema and psoriasis may also erupt during these cold, dry months.
For many people, the cold days of winter cause dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. As soon as the heat is turn on indoors, the skin starts to dry out.
Besides applying additional moisture, there are more things you can do to heal your skin. Here are eight tips to keep your skin healthy and gloomy.
1. Maximize the Amount Of Water In The Air
The air gets drier during winter— the drier the air, the more dehydrated your skin. Place a humidifier in your house to maximize the amount of water in the air. Air humidifiers increase the moisture levels in the air to keep your skin hydrated.
Also, do not overheat your home, keep the temperature moderate to prevent extra dryness in the air.
2. Avoid Hot Showers
Hot showers feel amazing during winter, but they can remove your skin of essential oils. Avoid taking long hot showers regularly. When possible, use warm or lukewarm, especially when you wash your face or hands.
3. Moisturise Even More
Moisturiser is crucial to keep your skin hydrated. As weather conditions change, you, too, should change your moisturiser. The moisturiser that works perfectly in spring and summer may not be a good option during winter.
Find a moisturiser such as ETUDE HOUSE Soon Jung 2X Barrier Intensive Cream, that moisturisers and restores the oil-water balance while repairing skin damage.
4. Gently Exfoliate Your Skin
Please note that no matter how many moisturisers you apply, your skin will remain dry without some light exfoliation. During these cold months, you need to choose a gentle scrub to remove dead skin.
A great option is SKINFOOD Rice Mask Wash Off, which is enriched with rice grains, minerals, vitamins, and gamma oryzanol.
Dermatologists recommend exfoliating two times per week. If you have severely dry skin exfoliate once per week, exfoliation can cause extreme dryness during the winter.
When you remove serums and dead skin from pores moisturisers and serums such as PYUNKANG YUL Moisture Serum can penetrate better.
5. Remember To Apply Sunscreen
Applying sunscreen is not only for summer and spring. Winter sun can severely harm your skin. Always apply sunscreen to your face and hands before you go outside. Reapply if you stay out for an extended period.
You can use ETUDE HOUSE Sunprise Mild Watery Light SPF50+, which contains 20 different types of vegetable oils, including sunflower seed and aloe vera.
6. Take Care Of Your Hands and Feet
Your hands are delicate as their skin is thinner and they have fewer oil glands. During cold, dry weather, it is challenging to keep your hands and feet hydrated.
When your hands and feet are dry, this can result in itching and cracking. Wear dry gloves and socks when you go outside.
Don’t forget to apply cream to these areas. A good option is TONY MOLY Aloe Chok Chok Hand Gel. This hand gel will not only sanitise your hands with its antibacterial properties but will moisturise your skin.
For your feet, an excellent choice is HOLIKA HOLIKA Aloe 99% Soothing Gel, which is formulated specially to soothe and moisturise the skin.
7. Don’t Forget To Apply Ampoules and Serums.
No matter the climate, your skin needs an antioxidant ampoule to prevent the damage of free radicals that cause sunspots and premature fine lines. Apply a vitamin C formula as a first layer in the morning to avoid the damage.
You can try IUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum, which is rich in vitamin C, and it can deeply moisturise your skin. It is also excellent for whitening and wrinkle care.
8. Drink Water
It is crucial to hydrate not only for your skin but for your health. Drinking water will not only help your skin stay young looking, but it will improve your overall health as well.
Drinking more water during winter can help prevent dehydration and replenish fluids, especially after or during physical activity. Remember, don’t rely on thirst to drink water as some people get less thirsty in cold weather.