often spells disaster for your skin. It looks rough and chapped,
feels tight and drawn. What should be one of your greatest
assets becomes one of your biggest beauty problems. You have
to take extra care for your skin during this season and with
our tips you will find that having a beautiful skin is not
that difficult after all.
Steam Facials: During the winter months, a steam facial
once or twice a week is an excellent way to open pores and
revitalise dull skin. You can easily do it at home.
Drink Lots of Water: This is
essential for having a beautiful and glowing skin. Up your
water intake by drinking at least 8 glasses of water each
Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Alpha Hydroxy
Acids are great for reducing flaky skin. Apply an AHA moisturiser
at least three times a week to exfoliate dead skin due to
cold blasts. Therefore exfoliate regularly, as dead skin will
prevent the moisture from being absorbed properly.
Facial Masks: Try a moisturising
facial mask to restore skin damage from cold air. Apply a
facial mask once or twice a week to beat the cold, open up
pores, clear blemishes and moisturise the skin.
Moisturisers: Moisturising skin
during the winter months is crucial. As soon as you get out
of the shower, moisturise your face and body. Use a moisturiser
that doesn't have too much fragrance in it. Lotions that include
aloe, Vitamin E and SPF 15 will assist in protecting and softening
premature wrinkles and dry skin.
Use Alcohol-Free Makeup: Most
makeup is hypoallergenic and alcohol-free. However, there
are still some products out there that have an alcohol base,
which has a drying effect on the skin. Be sure to read the
ingredients when purchasing foundation, powder, concealer
and blush. Avoid fragrance in products or using too much perfume
because it has a drying effect on the skin.
Washing: Always wash skin in
lukewarm water. Heat pulls the oil out of your skin.
Sunscreen: Finally, make sure
to wear sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15. And make sure
you cover your lips too. You can use the same sunscreen you
use on your face, or a lip balm with sun protection.