Sweater Weather – Keeping Your Skin Healthy This Winter

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Jon Snow said it best: Winter is coming.

As the temperature falls, so do the moisture levels in our skin. While snow covers the ground and fire places are ablaze, it can get easy to forego your skin routine and enjoy the sweater weather. But not taking proper care of your skin can lead to dry, red skin, chapped lips, and even acne and eczema.

Many people wrongly believe that it is only in the summer when you have to worry about oily skin, acne, and the harsh sunlight. But Old Man Winter is just as unforgiving when it comes to our skin. Winter means your skin gets all dried up and loses its radiance and glow.

Here are a few easy-to-follow tips to help you keep your skin supple in winters:

Moisturize All the Way

Since winter is naturally a dry weather, your skin will need a whole lot of moisturizing than it did before. The oil in the moisturizer forms a layer on the skin and helps it retain moisture for longer. Doesn’t matter if you have dry or oily skin, moisturizing is crucial. If you have dry skin, it is better to use heavy-duty cream moisturizers; if you have oily skin, stick to water-based and gel moisturizers.

Sunscreen is Still Relevant

So, you’re thinking of going shopping and the weather is quite chilly and frosty outside. The sun isn’t that bright and you can barely even feel its warmth. So, it’s fine to skip the sunscreen right? Wrong! Don’t let the complacent winter sun fool you; it is just as harsh and damaging as the summer sun. Sunscreen should be applied all year round, not just in the summers. Even if you’re all bundled up in sweaters and scarves, your face is still exposed, so remember your sunblock!

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No Long Hot Baths!

The cold weather may tempt you into running a hot bath and then cozily soaking yourself in for an hour or so. But don’t fall for that! Hot baths and showers for extended periods can cause your skin to prune up and leech out all the moisture from it. Hot water is especially dehydrating so stick to lukewarm water.

Exfoliate

Since skin can tend to dry out in the winter, a buildup of dry skin cells can accumulate on your face. Make sure you exfoliate your face at least once a week to remove all the dead skin cells. Exfoliation will reveal the fresh and healthy skin underneath. Remember; don’t over-exfoliate as that can do more damage than good.

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