Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin In WinterBy
A season of rest before a new beginning, winter heralds a spell of cozy afternoons, hot chocolate and long chats at the coffeehouse. Especially in India where the scorching heat of the summer is known to be an absolute terror for most people, winter is a time of relief.
We are all familiar with the wait for the cold season when dressing up in the morning is not a tiring, sweaty chore and your make-up stays on point all day long. You can finally take out that awesome leather biker jacket or cute cardigan you bought last year and have been dying to wear around! And you get to guiltlessly spend your entire year’s savings on fabulous end-of-year treats.
But sadly enough, the long, luscious hair and glowing skin we all crave during winter time remains mostly a myth. Instead, we are blighted with dry and rough skin, cracked lips, cold hands, itchy elbows and feet that look as shriveled up as a dried cucumber!
Winter Skin Care Tips
Even though flawless beauty is hard to achieve, there are several practices for proper skin care in winter. Taking care of your skin and body right from the beginning of the season is very important if you want to look your best all year round. So here are a few tried-and-tested tips for you to follow:
- Hydration: Water is extremely important to maintain adequate moisture levels in the body. No matter how much lotion you lap up on your arms and legs, if you are not hydrated properly from the inside, the dryness is going to show. So fill up those water bottles and carry them wherever you go!
Another great tip to stay hydrated during the winter is hot beverages. Green tea and espresso are excellent choices. Green tea also has numerous antioxidants that keep the skin fresh and glowing. Just make sure to keep your sugar intake in check.
- Exercising: As hard as it may be to wake up early in the morning and go to the gym, it is going to do you much good in the long run. Exercising increases blood circulation and helps with the proper balance of hormones and other chemicals in the body. When your metabolism is in check, you are going to look healthy and fresh as snow! An added bonus of exercise is extra hydration.
After you come out of the shower pat dry your skin with a soft towel and rub lotion all over the body immediately. This helps to lock in the moisture for your day.
Choose regimes with simple and easy to find ingredients; that way you are more likely to stick to it. You can also pick up any well recommended facial packs available in the market.
As per an article published in the Times of India on December 25, 2012 in the Life and Style sections, experts recommend facials at 20-25 day intervals, hair spas at 10-15 day intervals and pedicures and manicures at 15-20 day intervals during the winter.
Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables and practice healthy habits. Take care of yourself, have lots of fun coming winter. Remember, what feels good on the inside definitely looks great on the outside!