6 Reasons Your Skin and Hair Look Worse in the Winter, and Ways to Combat it
There are many reasons why your skin freaks out and looks worse in the colder months. Don’t let winter weather take control; there are simple ways to combat the chill in the air, and its after effects.
1. As mentioned before the air is changing. The cold air sucks the moisture out of your skin, leaving it feeling dry and tight. Your face and hands are most vulnerable to heavy winds, rain and snow. To sooth your stressed out skin make sure you hydrate your face and hands daily and try to stay indoors when possible. Try using, Pond’s Age Miracle Deep Action Night Cream for the face and Cuticura Intensive Hand & Nail Cream for the hands.
2. Radiators and central heating create dry air in your office and home. Fake/artificial heat means less moisture in the air, and continuously being in such a setting will also dry out your skin. Dry skin can cause breakouts, due all the dead skin layering on top of itself clogging pores. Ways to counter the dry air is by placing a portable humidifier in the room you are in. Also keep your hydrated with, Eveline Intense Balm For Hands Elbows Knees & Feet.
3. Your hair also suffers from dry air and low humidity, and not to mention crazy static electricity. Hair is left looking limp and a bit wild. Stow away your straightener and heating tools for a few weeks, and give your locks some nourishment with, Saeed Ghani Almond Oil. It smoothes out hair, and diminishes the appearance of split ends.
4. Hot showers are amazing in the cold winter weather. They may feel nice but they are causing more harm to your skin and hair. Extremely hot water also dries out skin, causing tightness, and dries out hair, causing breakage. Stick to warm showers, and use body wash that is packed full of moisturizing ingredients, such as, Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash.
5. Do not forget to apply sunscreen. Surprise, surprise, you can still burn in the winter. The sunrays are just as dangerous in the winter as they are in the summer even though it is cold out. Protect your skin by using SPF daily. I switch between, Hollywood Style Sunblock SPF 30 and L’Oreal UV Perfect Sunblock SPF 50.
6. Last but not least you are not drinking enough water! Maybe you are not sweating as much as you were in the summer but that does not mean you can deprive your body of water. Your body needs H2O to encourage blood circulation, and push out toxins. According to leading specialists all adults are required to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Don’t skimp out because you are actually doing harm to your digestive system.
Follow these steps to look and feel better when the winter weather is keeping you down. If you have any suggestions on how to combat the dry air please do share them with me. Email me at Sadaf@just4girls.pk.