Facing Dry Skin and Lips During the Winter? Here are Some Tips for Winter Skincare

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Winter is the worst time for keeping skin healthy. The cold weather impacts your skin the most, especially if you have dry or oily skin.

It doesn’t have to be this way every winter. There are methods that you can adapt to protect your skin during these cold days. I’ll give you some simple tips that will help you face your next winter with moist, healthy skin. Sit back, relax, and enjoy learning how to survive your next winter!

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My Tips to Maintain Gorgeous Skin During Winter

#1 Hydrate Your Face – Wash your face twice during the day. At night, apply cold milk to a piece of cotton to hydrate your face overnight. Doing this will keep your skin from drying out from the cold weather.

#2 Scrub Your Face Gently – During winter months, limit scrubbing your face to once or twice a week. Use a gentler product than what you would use on a regular day. Even if you have no skin condition, you’ll find that it is much more sensitive during cold weather.

#3 Avoid Excessive Oils – When your skin starts to dry out in cold weather, your body starts secreting more oil to counteract the dryness. You should be more diligent with toning your skin during this time. This is especially true if you have dry skin on a normal day.

#4 Moisturize Often – Moisturizing your skin is important on a normal day. The best method of moisturization during winter involves using olive oil to moisturize your skin without blocking up the pores. 

#5 Use Gentle Face Masks – You can make your own, home-made facemasks from simple foods at home. Ingredients like honey, avocado, yogurt, olives, almonds, aloe vera, and so on are great ingredients for a natural face mask.

#6 Drink Lots of Water – Your skin loses a lot of moisture when it gets too dry. Drinking water regularly will keep your skin and the rest of your body hydrated.

#7 Take Warm Showers – Obviously, you shouldn’t shower in cold water during winter. However, the desire to shower in hot water is just as bad as cold. While showering in hot water may feel nice, it will very quickly dry out your skin. The best temperature is lukewarm. You should feel warm while showering but not hot.

#8 Swap Out Your Summer Cleanser – Summer cleansers are fantastic, but they tend to do nothing for dry skin. During winter, it is better to use a cleanser that contains a moisturizer during winter. Make sure you rinse it off right after use.

#9 Avoid Fired Food – Winter is known as the time of weight gain. We tend to be less active when we’re cold. If we top that up with heavy fried food, then our body will have an incredibly tough time digesting it properly!

#10 Use Light Make-Up Options – We want to stay beautiful all year long, but it’s easy for your pores to get clogged during winter. To avoid clogged pores, use light make up with dry ingredients.

Follow these ten tips, and you’ll retain perfect, glowing skin all winter long!