During these cold winter months, we have to take extra precautions with our skin and our overall health. I have put together a list of a few tips that I think are the most important for the winter months.
Don’t Use Boiling Water
We’ve all been there, done that. When it’s freezing outside and you’ve just come in from a long day, there’s nothing more tempting than a boiling hot and steamy bath or shower. Don’t do it! Hot water will dry out your skin, this will help your skin to crack. Not something we want to do. Instead go for lukewarm showers or baths.
You may think that because there’s no sun, and the weather is not hot that you don’t need to drink too much. Wrong! Drinking it the winter is very important. The cold weather dries out the skin very quickly so drinking more water will help to combat this.
This seems like an obvious one, but still its easy to forget it. Moisturising will help your skin stay soft and stop it from drying out by locking the moisture in.
This is a tough one because really, who’s interested in going out in the freezing cold to do exercise?! It may be tough but its totally worth it. Exercise makes you sweat, and sweating is super healthy for your skin as well as your overall health. Small tip: if you don’t want to exercise in the freezing cold, sign up to the gym!
You’re probably thinking- what?! Sun cream in the winter? But actually yup, wearing suncream in the winter is really important. Even though it may not be hot, if it’s sunny the suns rays are out and then the UV rays are also. Wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes is also a good idea.
Look After Your Hands
For me personally this is the most important tip. Every winter for as long as I can remember I have suffered from my hands cracking. That is until last year I started using a hand cream. It’s a really simple solution and I’m not sure why it took me so long:] A way to avoid your hands cracking is to wear gloves when you go out and to dry your hands properly after you wash them. My favourite hand cream is this Clarins one! I use it every year and the results show are applying it only one day! Love it!
I’m sure there are many more ways to keep your skin healthy in the winter, these are just the ones that I find help me the most! What is your favourite tip that has helped you during with winter?
Have a good one:)