7 Tips for Taking Care of your Skin this Winter

Winter just seems to hate your skin, and with the recent cold weather, it’s likely that you’re starting to dry up.
We’ve compiled a list of 7 quick and easy tips to help you keep your skin looking fresh and healthy throughout.

1. EAT HEALTHILY

Look for high-antioxidant fruits and vegetables like blueberries and cranberries, pumpkins and squash. Think about supplementing your diet with additional vitamin C, E and A too.

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2. PUT A JUMPER ON, NOT THE HEAT UP

There isn’t much nicer than cranking the heat up on a cold day and cuddling up in front of the T.V. However, upping the heating dries the air, and incidentally your skin.

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3. MAKE YOUR SHOWERS QUICK AND WARM (NOT HOT!)

Be a man in this scenario. If he would be yelping under the sprinkles of lava hot water coming out of the shower, it’s probably a good idea to turn it down. Long hot showers strip natural oils out of your skin, drying it out and making it more vulnerable.

4. AVOID HARSH SOAPS

Opt in for mild, fragrance-free cleansers. Harsh soaps, especially on your hands can cause your skin to dry out becoming dry, itchy and uncomfortable.

5. GIVE YOUR HANDS A LITTLE EXTRA TLC.

Your hands have it rough, try moisturising frequently to replenish the natural oils that are stripped from your skin when you wash them. Also think about trading in your hand soap.

6. EASE UP ON FACIAL EXFOLIATING.

Reduce the frequency of facial peels and masks to avoid irritating your skin. Facial peels and masks strip natural oil from your skin which can lead to dry flaky skin.

7. Wear Soft Clothing

Avoid putting on abrasive or irritating fabrics like wool or polyester directly against your skin, especially the neck. Stick to soft fabrics, such as cotton. You’ll be more comfortable, also it’s a good excuse to start expanding our winter wardrobe.

HOW DO YOU ADJUST YOUR SKIN CARE REGIME WHEN THE COLD WEATHER DESCENDS?

Share your tips and tricks in the comments section below.

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