Comforting Beauty Rituals To Combat Winter
Rough skin, chapped lips, and red hands - every winter your skin goes through the same turmoil. The culprits? The wind and the cold that have the combined effect of restricting and disrupting your blood circulation. In response, a natural mechanism in your body jolts into action and starts reducing the natural production of sebum, causing dehydration and all that comes with it - redness, dryness, a feeling of tightness in your skin, and the appearance of crocodile skin. Needless to say, no-one wants to get to that point. So here are a few simple beauty rituals to follow to maintain smooth and soft skin even in winters.
1. Moisturise twice a day
Avoiding all this is actually quite straightforward and it is essential that you use a moisturiser every day. This is just as important for your face as your body (not forgetting your hands and lips). The best way to go about it is this - every day when you get out of the shower and your skin is completely dry, apply a moisturiser formulated to protect your skin's lipid barrier and help shield it against external aggressors. Try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Moisturising Day Cream with anti-ageing elements that reduce fine lines and wrinkles, boost skin firmness, youthfulness, and radiance. The SPF 35 PA++ in the Revitalift Day Cream also provides UV protection. Yes, you need an SPF even in the winters! The Revitalift Moisturising Cream instantly boosts the skin texture on for a smoother, fairer, and younger-looking look. So, no more excuses, you've been briefed!
2. Exfoliate your skin
It's inevitable that, even if you moisturise correctly, there will come a time when you need to exfoliate your skin, especially given winter's reputation for drying it out. Whether for your face or your body, this exfoliation, which should always be done gently and at least once or twice a month, will help purge your epidermis of dead skin. The process also helps the absorption of all the active ingredients in your skin care, as they are applied onto fresh skin, and makes your skin glow again by improving blood circulation.
3. Use a rich night cream
Our last beauty tip to help pamper your skin during winter is to apply cocooning skincare products when you go to bed. Balms, butters, cream masks - take advantage of those winter evenings with your feet up in front of a rom-com to apply these rich and ultra-nourishing skincare products on your legs and feet as well as your hands or face. Applying them in the evening and leaving them to work their magic overnight will do wonders for your skin. Just wait and see, the next day your skin will be baby-soft!
Winter skincare does not have to be difficult and you don’t have to shell out big bucks to keep your skin healthy in the chilly months. Remember to sufficiently moisturize your skin morning and night and stay away from extremely cold and harsh winds as much as you can to maintain your skin’s natural glow and radiance.