Winter can wreak havoc on more than just driving conditions, it can also cause painful damage to your skin. Cold, temperatures can cause cracking and dryness when moisture is stripped from your skin. The lack of moisture can also lead to acne flair-ups as your skin tries to replenish itself with lacking oils. And, wrinkles? They’re winter’s best friend. As skin becomes more parched due to dryness, wrinkles and fine lines become more apparent.
Despite the harsh warnings, don’t distress HAPARI peeps! We’ve curated 7 tips to combat winter skin. In fact, these tips will keep your skin healthy and glowing all season long. Check it out!
Oil-based Moisturizers for Winter
During the winter month’s dermatologists recommend using oil-based moisturizers to replenish oils and nutrients in the skin. Oil-based moisturizers in particular, as opposed to water-based options, are a great way to do this. The main ingredient in oil-based moisturizers, is — you guessed it — oil! Giving your skin an extra helping of oils will help combat the extraordinarily dry winter air.
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Humidifiers, Humidifiers, Humidifiers
One of the best purchases you can buy in the winter (besides a heated blanket) is a humidifier for your home. Instead of cranking up the heat and increasing dry air flow in your home. Try reaching for a humidifier to put clean, pure water back into the air. And creating an environment with more moisture will do wonders for your skin.
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Wear Sunscreen ALWAYS!
One of the biggest misconceptions is that you don’t need to wear sunscreen when it’s cold outside. When it’s summer and the sun seems to be beating down on us, we remember to wear sunscreen. In the winter, even when it feels like there’s no sun at all and thus the cooler temperatures, we still need to remember to apply sunscreen. Dermatologists say wearing daily sunscreen is the number one way to improve your skin’s health. Do it!!
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Embrace Luke Warm Baths and Showers
While luke warm showers sound about as enjoyable as face planting on a patch of ice, they may be the key to creating healthy skin in the winter months. Scalding hot showers completely strip your skin and hair of natural nutrients. The results can be dried and cracking skin and frizzy locks. Instead of cranking the heat on your next shower, go for the luke warm temps to help your skin health.
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Full-Body Rejuvenation with Clay and Mud Masks
Ready to get your whole body in tip-top winter fighting shape? We’ve got the key to smooth, luxurious skin: clay and mud masks! Just like your face, your body needs mask treatments every few weeks to help slough off dead skin and help generate new, healthy skin. It can sound a bit gross, but removing dead skin regularly is the key to bright skin. Think of it like a haircut; your hair needs to be trimmed regularly before it can grow long and healthy, and that’s the same principle used for maintaining healthy skin.
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Hydrate from the Inside Out
One of the easiest tips for great skin? Drink water, drink water, drink water. Sometimes we forget that our skin is our largest organ, and it requires ample amounts of water to stay in peak shape. In the winter, it’s important to remind ourselves to drink at least half a gallon of water a day.
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Easy DIY Face Masks
Try an easy, do-it-yourself face mask! There’s no need to go out and buy a specific face mask, especially when DIY face masks are so easy. Most face masks use grocery items you have in your cupboards at home. Try mixing olive oil with avocado for an insanely easy moisturizing mask or try making an easy sugar and honey mixture for a DIY face scrub. With so many options, it’s a no brainer for an easy face fix.
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