Winter season is finally here!
This means, we can finally gulp down huge mugs of hot chocolate, gobble down warm pies, make smores, and hide all those extra pounds in huge chunky sweatshirts and toppers.
But at the same time, get ready to say hello to brittle hair, an itchy scalp, chapped lips, and dry de-hydrated skin.
Winter does not sound as much fun as before, does it?
But, fret not, we have got your back! Try some of these best winter face care tips and suggestions to keep your facial skin supple, glowing, and moisturized during the harsher weathers.
How to Take Care of Your Face During the Winter
Watch Your Fluids
You can never possibly have healthy and happy facial skin without taking care of your body and overall physical fitness first. During the winter season, it is usually easy to not drink enough water, or chug on tea and coffee more than usual.
As comforting as hot beverages are during winters, too much caffeine consumption can cause dehydration in your body; which will reflect through your facial skin.
So, make sure to still drink enough fluids!
Keep a water bottle handy at all times as a reminder, sip on seasonal fruit juices, and see your skin glow naturally without any makeup!
Switch to a Cream-based Face Wash
A face wash effects your skin more than you think.
While a gel based exfoliating formula would be perfect for your skin during summers, it will over-dry or irritate your skin in the drier winter weather.
Switch to a cream-based formula in winter season, as it will clean the impurities while transferring some moisture back to your face. Go natural if you can; rose petals, almond oil, jojoba oil, honey, and oats are a few key ingredients to look for in a face wash for winters.
One cream-based facial wash I recommend is made by Christina Moss Naturals!
Use Chemical Exfoliates
It is natural to accumulate gunk on your skin if you wear makeup on a regular basis.
Even if you don’t wear makeup, your skin naturally produces oil that can clog your pores.
This results in uneven skin texture.
To fight the clogged pores and congested skin, chemical exfoliates are your best friends.
Pick any good exfoliate from any good brand and apply at least 3 days a week as a part of your PM Skincare routine. These will also get rid of dead skin cells, and you will notice visibly smooth skin in a few weeks!
Sun Protection is Still Important in the Winter!
It is an old wives’ tale that sun can only damage you during the summer season.
You need to protect your skin from the sun in winters equally as much!
Please continue wearing at least SPF 30 or higher during the day, as it can make a visible difference in your skin health during the winter.
I normally prefer Korean brands, such as Skin Food Peach Sake.
Apply sun protection after every 3 hours, especially if you are outside a lot.
It is the main secret of staying wrinkle-free, for an extended period.
Use Facial Toner After Hot Showers
There is nothing more comforting than a hot shower during the winter season, but hot water and steam can open your facial pores and leave your skin more exposed and vulnerable to collect dirt and bacteria.
Eventually, this will result in zits or acne. An acne breakout during a harsh winter can be more difficult to deal with, even if you are able to make a soothing diy face mask for acne.
Make it a routine to tone your face right after you step out of the shower!
Avoid alcohol-based toners., they over-dry your skin.
A rose or cucumber toner will close your pores, and calm them at the same time.
Cold-Pressed Organic Oils Are the Real Deal
Realistically speaking, you do not need to spend thousands of dollars every month on Sephora to take care of your skin during the winter season.
These all work wonders for dry dehydrated skin. Argan oil is particularly incredible!
Use them as your PM moisturizer, instead of chemical loaded creams and potions.
Moisturize, Moisturize & Moisturize
Moisturize your skin AM and PM during the winters, and even in between as well if your skin feels dry or tight.
Skederm Exhydro makes an excellent daily moisturizer!
For a nighttime moisturizer, I highly recommend this Skinfood Beauty Recipe!
Moisturizing is the only way to maintain skin’s natural elasticity and smoothness.
Apply your moisturizer on damp skin for a better penetration.
While purchasing a moisturizer, make sure you get the non-comedogenic one- so it won’t clog your pores.