Skin Care Tips For Cold Weather

by Nyaeb • 22 Jan 2019

Irritation, sensitivity, redness and flakiness are all common skin conditions for many of us during the cold winter months but why do they occur and how can we stop them?

When it’s cold there is less moisture in the atmosphere. This is often paired with the harsh wind, rain and central heating, factors that all cause the skin to lose oil (causing dryness) and water (causing dehydration).

Without the proper care, dry skin can lead to redness, itchiness, chapping, and cracking, and even other skin conditions such as eczema and acne.

1. Block the winter sun

It’s important to use a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF all year round. There are many non-greasy moisturizers with sunscreen added.

1. Eat Lots Of Healthy Fats And Especially Enough Omega-3 Fats

The best way to keep your skin supple and soft is to moisturize from the inside! Your skin needs fat to stay pliable, flexible, and healthy. Eating whole foods naturally filled with fats will help dramatically: eggs, nuts, chia seeds, avocados, lean meats like fish, turkey, chicken, or beef, some whole yogurt and cheese, even butter, and maybe a little milk (not a lot of milk as the lactose can be difficult on skin, and of course not milk if your body disagrees with it).

3. Use a separate eye cream

When the air is cold, wrinkles can appear around the eye area as the skin is very thin here. Don’t worry this isn’t a permanent effect. Hydrating the area with a good cream especially for eyes will reduce their appearance. When applying, be sure to use it sparingly as too much can result in puffiness.

4. Keep Your Fluids Up

Keep your skin healthy and hydrated from the inside by drinking plenty of water and eating nutritious, moisture-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables.

Many of us don’t drink as much water during the winter as it’s cold – but we still need around 3 litres a day to stay hydrated. Herbal teas are a good warm alternative and of course, avoid caffeine.

5. Remove Makeup With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil works well to remove makeup, and does so without drying out your skin. It’s a win; give it a try!






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