Winter Skin Care Tips: Basic Winter Skin Problems and Their Solutions
People deal with skin issues everyday. If you’re living in a state that strongly exhibits extreme weather conditions, your skin issues are likely to get worse every time there is a marked change in the weather. Winter, in particular, is host to a number of skin issues that make your skin appear less than healthy.
Here are 6 of the most common skin conditions you can get in winter vis-a-vis with the solutions you can try to resolve each:
1. Dry Skin. Even oily skin types dry up in water. That’s because the prevailing chilly winter air sucks the moisture out of the skin. This can be more problematic when you already have naturally dry skin. Don’t be afraid to exfoliate. Exfoliating will dry your skin even more but, if you don’t get those dead skin cells off and help facilitate a skin turnover, your skin will become more flaky well into the winter months. Follow through with an essential oil to instantly hydrate skin. Top with more emollient, thicker moisturizers. Those containing glycerin have been shown to be one of the most hydrating moisturizer ingredient.
2. Oily Skin. If you have oily skin, you must have already observed how oily skin gets worse when it is left dry or stripped off of its natural oils. Your skin will tend to overcompensate for the prevailing dry weather by producing more oil. Keep using non-oil-based moisturizers and cosmetics. Improve the humid conditions of the surrounding air by keeping a mist and spritzing some whenever you feel the air about you is sucking the moisture out of your skin.
3. Chapped Lips. Even in winter, the best therapy for chapped lips remains to be exfoliation and deep moisturization. Scrub using an essential oil and wash cloth or, mix brown sugar and olive oil for a yummier lip treatment.
4. Flaky Scalp. Keep more of your hair’s natural oils in by alternating wash and no wash days. However, do some dry shampooing and brush your hair on no wash days to get the dirt off your strands. On wash days, try rinsing with carbonated water to help breakdown products that have likely formed a solid plaque on your scalp and strands.
5. Dull Skin. Winter exercise and continued application of sunscreen can noticeably improve dull skin conditions in just a week or less. Improved circulation through exercise will help you get that naturally glowing skin that only exercising can give.
6. Dry, Scaly Hands. Besides lathering on a hand cream, make sure to wear your gloves when you’re outdoors. You should also wear gloves when you’re washing the dishes or doing some other chore requiring water.
Easy managed winter skin can be when you already know what to expect and how these can be resolved. It takes daily, conscious practice to instill these tips into your winter skincare. In the end, you get only dewy, well hydrated skin even in winter.