As you may already know, one of the biggest problems in terms of winter beauty is having dry skin. The cold, dry air of winter can be disastrous for your skin. What you want to do is moisturize your skin as best you can. Here are some things you should and shouldn’t do to hydrate and moisturize your skin more during the cold winter months.
Apply sunscreen daily
This is a common mistake people make because it’s cold, windy and often snows in the winter, but you still need to protect your skin. During the day, the sun is out and the UV rays can harm your skin whether it looks sunny and feels hot or not. Make sure you never leave the house without sunscreen, whether you use sunscreen under your makeup or switch to a facial moisturizer that contains SPF. Either way, you’ll be protecting your skin, which in turn will help keep it hydrated.
Don’t forget your lips
Your lips are another area of your skin that you may not pay much attention to. This is an important point because it is often overlooked. The dry air can do a lot of damage to your lips. The natural moisture there gets dried out pretty quickly in the winter, but you can keep them healthy and hydrated with a good lip balm. Again, apply it every day, just like sunscreen, even if you don’t currently have any problems with your lips. This will help prevent dryness and cracking before they become a problem.
Cleanse and moisturize the skin
A basic skin care routine should also be followed during the cold, winter months ahead. Whether you live in a mild or colder climate, temperatures will still drop and affect your skin. You should still wash your face twice a day, although you may want to switch to a gentle cleanser since your skin will be a bit more sensitive than in other months. Also, make sure you use a moisturizer on your face twice a day. Two for $138! Shop the Plant Based Recharge + Restore Day and Night Cream at AVegan Beauty.
Do not use hot water
When you wash your face, you should not use hot water. The water should be as cool as you can stand it. If it’s cold in your home, you don’t want to shock your skin with ice cold water. Instead, try using slightly warm or lukewarm water. If it’s too hot, it will strip your skin of its natural moisture, causing it to dry out.