Sir Winter has arrived and he brings along harsh winds, which are not-so favorable to our precious skin. Every time we go outside, our skin has to endure the drastic changes in temperature and humidity. So, what does a girl have to do? Thankfully, a lot. Start your battle against Winter with these tips you can follow to avoid flaky dry skin!
Avoid using soap
A lot of typical, cheap bar soaps can cause a drying effect on our skin, so it’s important to use them more considerately during winter. If you have moisturizer-soaps or oil-based soaps, then there’s nothing to worry about.
Avoid taking hot baths
It may seem natural that once you feel the cold outside, you want to just relax in a hot bath tub during the Winter night. Well, this is actually bad. Hot water strip away our body’s natural oils, leaving our skin dry and tight. What’s better is to shower on the right temperature, not too warm and not too cold. Think Goldilocks.
It’s important to moisturize your skin. The most literal way to do that? Relax in a tub of tepid water until you see your fingertips slightly wrinkled. Our skin naturally has a great capacity for keeping water. So, however long it takes, it’s important to get rehydrated!
Bring in the oil
With this season, it’s a good time to join the Flaxseed oil fad. Flaxseed oil products have wholesome Omega-3s which are good for you; they help keep the skin lithe (not lit, ok?). More so, they can reduce the pain of stiff joints caused by the Winter cold.
Use Ceramides once you need them
During the cold season, our skin can lose lipids which are essential to how our skin keeps water. How to get them back? We’ll have to turn to ceramides. Ceramide products contain the same balance of lipids as our skin does. In doing so, they help keep our skin moisturized. Studies show they help treat eczema, but it can also be used by anyone with dry skin.
Remember, Winter doesn’t have to mean flaky dry skin. Taking a few simple steps and choosing the right products can help you look your best all season long!