Top 10 Tips on how to care for your skin in winter
With winters fast approaching its time to prepare and care for your skin. We the Western Australians, don’t experience harsh winters; nevertheless, they are unique as winter here is accompanied by an occasional downpour or cold snap, which is unheard of in most parts of the world. Hence our skin care regime for the winter should also be exclusive to survive the weather.
You might have heard that skin care practices should change according to the season, and for a place that has mixed spells of dry and humid climate, should follow a balanced skin care plan to avoid the most common skin problems.
What shows on your skin is the result of external and internal factors, so to attain a healthy glowing, flawless skin, your food habits should also be altered according to the season.
So here are a few tips on how to prep and care for your skin all through the winter.
Unlike in summer where you are naturally tempted to drink more water, in winter, your urge for water intake subsides with the increasing chill. But this is one habit that you shouldn’t let go off no matter what season it is. Water flushes out the impurities and keeps the skin hydrated with that lustrous look.
Keep a check on caffeine, and fried food
Chillness of weather boosts the craving for hot coffee and your urge to binge on fried foods. But these foods are a spoiler. They cause more harm than good with breakouts and acne. Next time you pick up a coffee, think of glowing skin, and I am sure that’s a good enough motivation to help you let go off that mug.
Careful exfoliation, cleansing and toning
Exfoliation is necessary to shed those dead skin and dirt, but it can also make your skin dry. Use only mild exfoliation scrubs, if possible, opt for homemade exfoliation with oats and honey or sugar and the olive oil only once in a week. Cleansing and toning too are essential but again use only mild products or home-based products during winter.
Say no to hot showers
Those hot showers and steaming bathrooms are absolute relaxers during chilly winter months but wait!! A word of caution, hot showers can damage your skin by taking away the moisture, switch to warm short showers instead.
From lotion-based moisturisers, it’s time to migrate to cream-based ones for providing with the skin with better hydration during the dry spells. On days with high humidity, you can switch to water-based moisturisers to avoid that oily feeling. It is important to note that a full body application of moisturiser is needed and not just on the exposed areas of skin.
Never ditch sunscreen
No direct Sun, so no UV rays? Right? No, that’s not true! UV rays can penetrate through the clouds and are equally harmful, be it any time of the year. Use sunscreens moderately to protect yourself from those harmful rays.
Care for your lips
Its usually the lips that first suffers from the effect of winter. Apply a good quality lip balm at night and during the day, as often as you need. A sugar scrub treatment once in a week at home will help your lips stay as beautiful as they are even in winter
Keep a hand cream handy
We use our hands and wash them often, so to keep dryness away, it is good to apply hand cream as often as needed.
Seek Massage Therapy
It is the best time of the year to indulge in massage therapy. Aromatherapy Thai Oil Massage and Warm Oil Massage will help in rejuvenating the skin in winter by providing the much-needed hydration. Aroma Facial will also help in getting rid of chapped, flaky skin while remaining subtle on the skin, making it the most appropriate facial for the season.
Dive into your kitchen
Your kitchen is the treasure trove of goodness, dig in to make face packs from the available fruits and vegetables as they do good to your skin.
Body, mind and soul are 3 dimensions of a human existence, and only a massage can cater to all these dimensions to provide comfort and pleasure. At Farida, we strive to create an experience that appeases all the senses to bring about good health and refreshed body.