Hello Beautiful People 🙂
It is that time of the year again!! Winter is finally here and this means double protection for our skin.
Cold weather is definitely the number one enemy for our skin and everyone needs to take extra care of their skin and make sure that it is constantly moisturized.
We all have different skin types and our skin reacts differently to every season. I have realized that my skin dries up quickly during winter whereas other people experience this during summer due to the excess heat. As much as we read about dehydrating our skin by drinking plenty of water, we cannot just rely on water and ditch using a good moisturizers.
A lot of people do not realize the importance of moisturizing their skin till they reach the ages of 30-35 when the skin starts to react to everything that they have been doing in their 20s. The skin can survive dryness, free radicals and harsh products while we are still in our 20s but once we head towards the 30s hell breaks loose. It is therefore crucial that we feed our skin with the “good” stuff.
A lot of people never really care about moisturizing their skin but here is a quick question? Why is it that we often feel the need to moisturize our lips and hands multiple times a day? yet we do not find it important to do it twice a day for the rest of the body?
The most important thing that you can ever do for your skin is to use a good moisturizer, whether you have dry, sensitive or oily skin, every type of skin needs to be moisturized. Every article on skin care always emphasis this and it is great to adopt a good skin care regime as early as we can. Here are some of the tips to help you combat dry skin during winter 🙂
What can I use to hydrate/moisturize my skin and why?
- Essential oils – they are packed with antioxidants, they help with skin elasticity, protects skin from sun damage, they minimize enlarged pores and reduces wrinkles.
- Water – this is the most natural way to hydrate your skin and make it look more healthy and glowing.
- Shea butter (refined or unrefined) – shea butter is the healer of every skin problem, it is 100% natural and you can use it from head to toe. It can be mixed with essential oils for deep moisturizing.
- Vitamin C Facial serum – this is best for people who are following an anti-aging regime, serums are excellent for increasing skin elasticity. It also helps with collagen production which makes your skin to look more nourished.
- Any moisturizer that has good essential oils – any moisturizer that has essential oils is also highly recommended.
- Sun screen – this is good for people who do not want to use any oil based moisturizer on their skin.
- Glycerin – it locks natural skin moisture and helps the skin to glow
Moisturizing also helps the skin to repair itself quicker especially if you are getting rid of dark spots, acne or uneven skin tone. Another thing that I have experienced over the years is that the use of vanishing creams strips off the skins natural oil this causes the skin to over produce oil, clogs pores and this leads to acne.
Misconception: A lot of people associate acne with oily skin which is not always the case. People with dry skin who are acne prone produce more oil than those with oily skin because the skin is always on survival mode to rescue itself form the dryness by producing more oil and this causes acne breakouts.
Ditch chapped and dry skin this winter for a more glowing beautiful skin 🙂