From summer to winters, it’s not only our way of living, clothes or eating habits change, our skin also changes season to season. Talking about night skincare, which is an essential part to repair and revive the skin from all day, dirt, pollution and sun rays, also need a little change.
As our skin becomes a little dry and dull in the winters. The cold breezy winds and the season itself attack the skin moisture levels and this significantly affects the skin smoothness and overall health. Skin starts getting cakey, patchy and extremely dry.
So, what should we do? In addition to using a broad-spectrum sunscreen and a good ultra-hydrating moisturizer, we should also revive our night skincare routine, including the cleansing method, the way of exfoliating skin and yes, the moisturizer. Let’s give a minute to read this article with Pritish Kumar and get knowledge about those things in night skincare that can make your skin healthy in winters:
Night Skincare Routine for Winter
Cleanse face with milk cleanser or milk
Milk is an amazing cleanser. It contains lactic acid which acts as a good cleanser. You can buy a milk-based cleanser to remove makeup and deeply cleanse the face before going to bed. It not only removes dirt and grime but also leaves skin soft and supple. In winters, this remains the best thing. You can also use milk for this action. Take some milk and rinse your face with it or else you can add a little gram of flour to it.
Exfoliate the skin on an alternative day
Exfoliation is also important in winters to remove the dead, flaky skin. But, remember to do gentle exfoliation in winters and on alternative days. For this step, you can go for a gentle scrub or homemade scrub using oats or coffee by adding coconut oil or milk to it.
Must give your skin a massage every day
Do massage the skin daily, especially after exfoliating the skin. It will help to deeply condition your skin. For this action, use coconut oil, argan oil or rosehip oil. You can also go for aloe vera gel if you don’t want oil on some days. In the end. massage with oil or gel for some time and rinse the face using lukewarm water.
Choose a deep conditioning cream, gel or moisturizer
The next step is one of the most essential steps in the winter night skincare routine. Using a good moisturizer or cream is very important in winter. Must apply an ultra-hydrating moisturizer not only on your face but also to your hands and feet to keep the skin moist, conditioned, soft, healed and healthy.
Apply a hydrating face mask weekly
A winter hydrating face mask can give your skin the next level of rejuvenation. You can apply this mask once a week or twice a week. You need finely mashed banana, 1 tablespoon of honey and curd along with some drops of almond oil. Mix all the ingredients well and apply the mixture onto the face. Keep the mixture till it gets dry and rinse the face with normal or lukewarm water. Afterwards, must apply moisturizer. Always do this step once you are done with massaging.
Winter skin care tips
Caring for skin during winter takes just a little extra time and effort because the conditions are rather extreme for our tender protective barrier. Skin gets exposed to the elements: cold air whipping wind sun reflecting off snow. Low humidity is common in colder climates stealing moisture from skin every second of every day. And indoors it’s blasted with dry heat.
It’s no wonder our skin often ends up dry flaky and itchy. And once dryness starts skin can more easily crack and bleed. A woman in a winter coat and hat.
These tips will help you prevent that uncomfortable unsightly result and keep your skin healthy and happy through the winter months.
Keep the moisture you have
The natural oils your skin produces also help protect it and keep it healthy. It’s a good idea to avoid long baths and showers and you shouldn’t wash your body too frequently either. When you do use warm not hot water. After bathing or showering pat dry and moisturize your damp skin.
Add moisture to your home
To counter the drying effects of indoor heat the Mayo Clinic suggests running a humidifier. You can use a portable or tabletop model or one that integrates with your existing heating system. Moisture in the air will be absorbed by your skin.
Add moisture from the inside out. Increasing your water intake will help hydrate your skin.
Don’t forget sunscreen
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean the sun isn’t affecting your skin says Bingham Memorial Hospital. The sun reflecting off snow means UV rays are hitting you from additional angles.
Moisturize your skin thoroughly
Switch to an oil-based moisturizer in the winter; your skin will appreciate it. Consider overnight deep moisturizer treatments which can help particularly dry areas like hands feet elbows knees and lips. Cover with cotton gloves and socks to hold the moisture in all night long.
Switch your cleanser
It’s a good idea to trade in your current body wash for a more moisturizing hydrating cleanser in winter particularly if your usual choice contains drying ingredients like glycolic or salicylic acid. Tone and moisturize within 30 seconds of finishing cleansing to avoid further dehydration.
Take extra care
Winter skin is more fragile so if you have a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis be sure to avoid any irritants or allergens that you know flare your condition.
With a little extra TLC you can have soft smooth radiant skin all winter long.