Dull Skin Be Gone: Your Winter Skincare Guide
Ladies, it’s that time of year again: you are anxiously looking forward to hosting and attending Christmas dinner parties wearing the perfect dress and heel combo, wowing everyone with your breathtaking beauty. But wait, what’s this? Dry skin alert!
There’s absolutely no need to worry – our beauty enthusiasts have prepared just the right winter skincare guide, to make your holiday season a memorable one.
Winter Skincare Tips
Exfoliate and Buff
We understand how that dead skin can leave traces around your toe cuticles and even your heels. Spare just five minutes before every alternate shower to get rid of that scaly dead skin. Use a buffer and filer for the feet and a scrub for other parts of the body where you can see dry skin peeling off. For faster results and maximizing the positive effects of the exfoliating process, experts recommend applying the scrub on dry skin only.
Cut Down Hot Bath Time
A long hot bath is more likely to dehydrate your body and wash away the natural oils your skin produces. Cut down time spent in the shower to about 10 minutes, and get on the eco-friendly bandwagon by saving water too.
Eat More Fish
Fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) which preserves skin collagen. The fibrous protein in Omega 3-rich fish helps keep skin firm. Include two servings of fish in your weekly meals and enjoy younger, firmer skin.
Drink Adequate Water and Fresh Fruit Juices
Take advantage of the season's fresh fruit juice offerings such as carrots and oranges. Drinking more water and fluids throughout the day will help keep your skin fresh and glowing.
Moisturizing is the Key
Moisturizing is the key to winter skincare; apply lotion on wet skin right after bathing or washing your hands as this doubles the long-lasting moisturizing effects of your lotion. To keep your skin fresh, smooth and supple, get cold creams and moisturizers from leading brands.
Best Moisturizers Under $30
Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser
Endorsed by many celebrities like Kylie Minogue, Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser is an all-in-one solution for all your winter makeup removal, cleansing and moisturizing needs.
Weleda Cold Cream
Unlike most oil-based moisturizing formulas, Weleda Cold Cream works great to let your skin breathe without letting any moisture out. Almond oil and beeswax are combined with a special softening and soothing formula that helps to retain your skin’s natural glow, even in the harsh winter weather.
Purifect by Symphony Beauty
A snow cream rich in vitamin E and C, Purifect by Symphony Beauty is infused with hydrating, brightening and anti-wrinkle agents to give your skin a soft, velvety touch almost instantly.
Avene Cold Cream
This French luxury beauty cream is pocket-friendly and has an unbelievable healing formula, courtesy of the natural springs of Avene France.
Nivea is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with when it comes to moisturizing solutions. After all, they have dominated the skincare market for over a century. Nivea’s Crème is the best healer for winter wind-bitten skin and works great to nourish rough spots, particularly those around the knees, elbows and heels.