I don’t know about you, but my skin doesn’t like winter at all. When the temperature starts to go down and the heating is turned on, my skin gets much drier and more sensitive that it is in the summertime, making it more challenging to take care of it. Skin care in winter is not impossible tough; if you follow these tips you will learn how to take care of your skin in the winter months and keep it moisturized, supple and beautiful.
1. Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize หาคนดูแล
Let’s face it; your skin won’t make it through the winter if you don’t moisturize it with a lotion, cream or moisturizer. This goes for men as well as women! The key to good winter care for skin is adequate moisturizing, full stop. Make sure you are using a rich, nourishing cream every morning and if your skin is very dry or aging, also before bed. You’ll see in a few weeks’ time if the cream you are using is suitable – if your skin stays dry and flakey, change to a more nourishing product.
2. Cut down on the cleansing
Here’s how the skin works: it produces oils of its own, that are meant to keep the skin protected and healthy. When you wash your face and body with a cleanser or a shower gel, you are of course removing any dirt and grime that might be on your body, but you are also washing away the protection layer of natural oils your skin has produced. So in the wintertime, check now and then if you really need to cleanse your face as often as you do in the summer.
3. Skip products with mineral oil
Especially when it gets below freezing, taking care of your skin’s wellbeing is essential. An important thing most people don’t know is that you should avoid skin creams with mineral oil especially in the winter. Why is that? Mineral oil, when applied on the skin as a lotion or moisturizer forms a thin layer on the skin. Some people say the layer is great for keeping the skin’s own moisture in – I won’t argue that here, but when it’s below freezing, this thin layer can get even dangerous.
See, the coldness can get through the thin mineral oil layer, but the cold moisture that gathers on the skin cannot get out. In the worst case, you could end up with tiny freeze burns that develop under that mineral oil layer!
The better choice are creams with only natural oils, which are plant based and safe, as they let your skin breathe no matter what the temperature is.
I hope I could teach you something you didn’t know and that will help you with taking care of your skin in the wintertime! If you’d like to read more about why I don’t recommend skin care with mineral oil, or learn more about skin care, please visit my website! The link is just below.