How to Take Care of your Face in Winter, Daily Face Care
No one can escape; itâ€™s cold out there, and getting colder. In winter, you would never leave the house without a coat to stay nice and warm, but what about your skin?
Winterâ€™s definitely not the time to neglect your skinâ€™s natural protection but cold weather makes it suffer. As soon as temperatures drop, swap your usual face cream for a richer one, a veritable source of skin comfort and softness.
Our skin, adapting to these colder weather conditions, changes quite dramatically in it its basic properties. Cold weather and reduced daylight decrease our skin’s production of sebum. Oily skin becomes moderately oily, normal can become close to dry, and those with dry skin can find that their’s becomes very dry and sensitive. These features must be taken into account when choosing cosmetics and skin care methods in the winter.
Changing temperatures mean a change of routine, no matter which part of the world you live in. Knowing a little about how skin functions in the winter, and tweaking a few habits, can make all the difference between a dull winter complexion and glowing radiance.
For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. For some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling: They get skin so dry it results in flaking, cracking, even eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed).
You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer. But as weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine. Find an “ointment” moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion.
You can also look for lotions containing “humectants,” a class of substances (including glycerine, sorbitol, and alpha-hydroxy acids) that attract moisture to your skin.
But choose your oils with care because not all oils are appropriate for the face. Instead, look for “nonclogging” oils, like avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, or almond oil. Shea oil — or butter — is controversial, because it can clog facial pores. And vegetable shorteningis a really bad idea. It would just sit on the skin,And it would be really greasy.
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Start the day with a hot shower… but before you get out switch to cold water for about fifteen seconds. Then turn up the heat a little, and down again to repeat the process for about two minutes. This is a simple hydrotherapy technique which revitalizes the skin by stimulating the flow of blood through the body. It is both invigorating and highly beneficial to the skin.
The best way to carry out your winter morning wash is as follows.
carefully wipe your face with a swab moistened with cosmetic milk;
wash off with a small amount of warm boiled water.
wipe your face carefully with a soft lotion or tonic.
apply a Day Cream which is a nourishing type, not moisturising and then apply your cosmetics;
take in account that after applying makeup 40 minutes should elapse before going outside to face the weather .
In the evening repeat the same procedure , but more attention should be paid in using the make-up remover.
Â Skin Care Tips:
- Drink a glass of hot water with lemon. This Chinese herbal remedy is a sure-fire method of energizing your body. It will de-tox your entire system, including the liver and gall bladder. This means that your body will be able to clean the blood faster to get rid of toxins responsible for bad skin.
- Simply sleep! Money cant buy the benefits of a good nights rest. Your oxygen levels will drop if you dont get enough sleep, meaning that your cells will not be renewed as quickly. This is when degenerative skin aging sets in. Try to get seven, if not eight or nine hours of rest a night to achieve absolutely painless benefits.
- Use a good moisturizer. Choose a highly protective day cream which contains zinc oxide, and provides SPF30 protection to form a barrier against the elements. Creamier, water-in-oil emulsions are best. And dont forget about your lips. Chapped lips are often the most noticeable problem for a lady in the winter. Use a highly moisturizing lip balm which provides a protective barrier, with vitamin E for good elasticity.
- Facial scrubs should be used at any time of year. But after such a procedure it is not recommended to go out into the cold. Therefore in winter it is better to use Gommage, that is a creamy peeling. This tool does not require rinsing with water. When it is gently rolled down off the face, Gommage carries with it keratinized skin particles and the peeling material, without hurting or further damaging the skin. This is its main difference and advantage over the more abrasive based scrubs .
- Clean your skin thoroughly. Remove all makeup, and wash and moisturize your skin before going to bed every night. The cleanser or soap for winter skin care should be oil-based or as gentle as possible, so it works with your moisturizer.
- Remember sunscreen, even in winter and especially for outdoor winter sports. The glare of the sun off snow can affect your skin nearly as much as summer sun.