It’s not a secret that winters can get pretty harsh. Not just on our environment, but it can have some effect on our overall wellbeing too. Our wellbeing is defined by our mental, emotional, and physical state. For winter, let’s explore How to Take Care of Skin in Winter Naturally.
Having said that, our skin is our body’s largest organ. And so it’s only natural that we take good care of it, most especially against the harmful effects of a harsh winter. And nothing performs better than using natural remedies.
How to Take Care of Skin in Winter Naturally?
Here are tips and tricks on how to take care of skin in winter naturally.
WATER is KEY
Let’s start with the most natural element on our list and something so simple and already part of our routine. Intaking water and staying hydrated at all times.
Water does a lot for our bodies and not just our skin. We must drink sufficient water throughout the day, not only when we feel thirsty. Eight glasses of water should be more than enough, and as we all know, water is cheap and very accessible. So we certainly don’t have any reason not to follow up on this.
Set reminders for yourself if you’re the type who forgets or gets super busy with work. When the body is always hydrated, then it would reflect significantly on our skin. The cold can make our skin itchy, dry, and irritated, plus the heating indoors can zap all moisture from the air and leave nothing for our skin, making it feel raw.
So drink up and feel the difference.
Employ a humidifier
Speaking of staying hydrated, invest in a good quality humidifier to keep the air on your property moisturized. Winter is the bringer of low humidity, so we should always keep moisture at desirable levels. Put them on key areas in your house, and that should keep your skin fresh and well hydrated.
Choose healthy foods
Just like water, healthy foods and snacks can do a lot for your skin and your body in general, mostly veggies. Munch on veggies that’s got a lot of, you guessed it, water content like celery and cucumber to keep your skin healthy.
Also, stock up on orange and yellow vegetables like your carrots, potatoes, and pumpkin with a lot of anti-oxidant plus beta-carotene content. These types of foods should also boost your intake of crucial vitamins and minerals to keep your skin fresh and give it a non-winter-ish glow.
Vitamins A, B, and E are essential, as well as iron and omega-3 for your skin. We’re talking about salmon, olive oil, or maybe some walnuts. Also, don’t forget your green veggies like spinach as this food group can do a lot for your overall health.
And lastly, take a sip of good old pomegranate juice from time to time. This red fruit contains many anti-oxidants too that, as you know, fights free radicals and helps prevent skin aging.
Change up a few things you apply to your skin.
Let’s start with your moisturizer. Make sure to utilize rich and oil-based moisturizers during winter. These moisturizers have properties that will aid in sealing water in your skin and keep it hydrated, contrary to what water-based solutions do. Please be mindful of the ingredients of the product you’re buying, and we always recommended you go organic.
Next is your soap. The wrong ones, especially in winter, will strip your skin with all the natural oils that you’d need for winter. Now, to prevent that, please avoid chemical, alcohol, and fragrance filled-soaps. Again, go for organic, steer clear from fragrances but try essential oils instead.
And while we’re at it, let’s put into practice using coconut oils. Virgin coconut oils aren’t famous for no reason. The same as with your anti-oxidants, coconut oil fights free radicals mainly because of its high content of ferulic acid as well as coumaric acid. They will naturally keep your skin glowing.
And lastly, don’t forget to exfoliate gently. Please take note that as we age, our body’s ability to generate new cells and for our discussion, skin cells slow down little by little. To exfoliate old skin, expose new and fresh ones effectively, and do so gently.
Ease up on the heating
We understand that sometimes winter’s harsh and freezing temperatures can be a pain, and we need heating to a maximum, whether at home or work. When we want to take good care of our skin, we need to find a sweet spot in terms of temperature.
Winter also must be one of the best seasons to curl ourselves up on a nice hot bathtub or maybe enjoy a hot shower. And sometimes, with too much heat in the temperature, it can be harsh on our skin also. So ease up on the weather and be mindful of your skin’s welfare.
Let’s DIY for a bit
Here are a few DIY tips you can do or prepare for your skin as you get through a tough winter season.
Go for an olive oil cleanser. Olive oil is excellent for dry skin, which is super common during the winter season. It’s not just a cleanser but a moisturizer too. Once you’ve concocted the olive oil cleanser, then dab a little bit of it on your skin then drape it with a warm and damp cloth right over your face until it cools down.
Wipe away as necessary after and take note that olive oil won’t remove any of your skin’s natural oils as others do and clean rather effectively
Avocado mask, anyone? What’s more natural than creating a DIY avocado mask, right? Puree half of the avocado and mix it with once again olive oil and, in cases of very dry skin, add in a tablespoon of honey.
Use the mask and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before you wash it off. That should be one great way to hydrate your skin, naturally.