The harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin causing to look and feel dry, flaky, and harsh. Since soft skin is one of the most coveted features that we work for it’s worth the extra effort that we have to use to gain it. Here are a few easy ways to prevent dry winter skin so that you can look and feel your best.
Take Your Vitamins
Regardless of whether you like to take vitamins or not, it’s essential to your skin and well-being that you do so every single day. The vitamins that are essential to skincare are A, B Complex, C, E and K all of which work to strengthen your locks, prevent breakage and keep your strands from falling out and to make you grow longer, thicker hair. Although you may maintain a healthy diet, there’s an excellent chance that you’re still not getting enough of them so be sure to take a multivitamin daily to make up for what you’re missing.
Throw out the coffee, tea, soda and juice and drink plain water. Don’t add anything to it or go for gimmicks thrown out at you by companies that make flavored water. Why? Because although all of these drinks are made with water, once the other ingredients are added they don’t really act as water so you won’t get the same benefits. Drinking in at least eight glasses of H2O every day will flush out your system of toxins that can cause your skin to look unhealthy and will deliver nutrients to all of your body parts so that they look and work better. This includes your skin.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Applying cream to your hands after washing them, doing the dishes and upon your return indoors is a great way to soften them. You should also lather on moisturizer to your face and body directly after a shower when your pores are open. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a product that works well but you should pay attention to ingredients. Products that are highly perfumed or contain tons of ingredients that you can’t pronounce are more likely to dry out your skin so go for more simple and perfume free products.
Take Care Of Your Face
Use a daily cleanser made for your skin type to wash your face every day. This will help to remove any dirt and makeup from your skin as well as to give you a healthy glow. Once a week use a gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin cells so that you’re left with fresh clean skin. Finally use a weekly face mask to give you a boost of energy and softness.
Go Perfume Free
You just read that it’s best to use perfume free creams, however that’s not enough. When doing laundry try using perfume free detergents as well. Although this may seem unimportant, keep in mind that the perfumes from the detergents will be rubbing against your skin so you will still get the side effects of the perfumes.
Turn Down The Heat
Doctors recommend keeping the temperature in your home at 69 degrees so that you will be comfortable and germs won’t multiply so quickly. Another good reason that you should keep the heat down is that indoor heat sucks out the moisture of your skin fast. If you’re cold and want to keep warm throw on some soft sweaters and socks which will do the trick without drying you out.
This post was written by Aleya who writes the blog for LI Beauty School which is a beauty school college and Hair Design Institute which is a hair and makeup school with locations throughout New York and Florida.