Because of the consistent cold air during the winter, your skin pores are forced to remain cold and tightened, this resisting the entrance of moisture and thus bringing it to the point where you have to deal with dry and brittle skin.
As if the cold weather is not enough problem on the skin, you have to constantly stay in a heated room so you do not freeze to death, and this is yet another problem with the skin. Add this to the layer upon layer of clothing you have to put on and you will have a skin that will not bring you a reason to smile.
If you already had dry skin, the winter will not be kind to your skin, so you have to put in an extra-extra effort to make your skin come out looking better.
The truth is, a glowing, smooth and soft skin is almost unachievable in the winter unless of course, you make an extra effort to allow this happen.
So, here are natural ways to keep your skin glowing this winter.
Natural ways to keep your skin glowing
No hot showers: Wait. Do not frown yet. Hot water dries the skin out already, that is why you are advised to use cold water on your skin after a hot bath. Here is what you can do, use warm water to bathe instead. You are already going to sit under a heater, it is better you make use of warm water, it will be calm on the skin instead.
The thing about the skin is that it likes a mid-temperature. It can never be too hot or too cold on the skin when either of these things happens to the skin, you are in the danger of ending up with dry and brittle skin. Dry and brittle skin cannot, will not glow. And just in case you were wondering, making use of warm water instead is a piece of dermatological advice.
Get a humidifier:
A humidifier has the task of spreading moisture around the air, this moisture is needed for your skin. And since both the winter and the heater in your home are in agreement to dry out your skin, you can decide to pull a fast one on both of them to make sure that your skin is getting all the moisture it needs.
Put a humidifier in your room, and while you sleep at night, the humidifier will have the task of spreading moisture around, some of this moisture which is getting into your skin. When you water up in the morning, your skin will have a softer and smoother feel. Consistent practice of this in the winter should help give your skin the much-needed glow.
Moisturize like your life depends on it:
Your skin depends on the moisture for the glow to happen, so moisturize, and seal in the moisture. There are a lot of natural moisturizers you could use on your skin, you do not even need to spend a fortune on them, you can DIY if you want to.
Some of these moisturizers include coconut oil, honey, shea butter, olive oil, etc. A cool part about honey is that if you feel rubbing it on your body will give you a sticky not-so-comfortable feeling, you can pour a good amount inside a bath, and relax in the bath long enough for the honey to seep in your skin. When you get out, use coconut oil as a lotion instead of your skin. The sun would have nothing on that glow when you step out.
Don’t stop drinking water:
If there was a certain water measurement you had for the day in the summer, double it in the winter. Your skin needs to have a balanced PH, and because of the winter, that is not possible. The winter is tampering with the PH of your skin already, it needs all the help it can get to have a balanced PH level, and this help can be gotten from drinking water, so drink as much water as possible. Yes, you will have to pee a lot, but that is probably more from the cold weather than it is from your water intake.
More so, the water moisturizes the skin from inside, making it easier for the kin to accept whatever moisture you are sending into it from the outside.
Change your soap to one with more oil and less lather:
Soaps with more lather and fewer oils strip your skin of its natural oil, this is the oil we are trying to retain so that your skin does not become flaky and dry. When you use a natural ingredient based soap with more oil and less lather, you are infusing natural oils into your skin, and giving your skin’s natural oils the chance to produce itself.
This is going to bring out that glow your skin needs. If you do not do this, not only will your skin turn out dry, you will begin to have breakouts, in the winter, that is something you surely do not want.
Drop the cigar:
If you are a smoker, you might want to reduce the number of sticks you burn up in a day if you cannot completely stop. Smoking dries your skin from the inside out, and if you continue, your moisturizers, humidifiers and the likes might not be able to do much about getting you that glow if your smoking keeps fighting against them. It is like taking a knife to a gunfight. Not much can be done.
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There you go, natural ways you can keep your skin glowing this winter. The winter is not enough reason to not have that blinding glow on your skin. Remember that this would only work if you put in the extra effort needed for your skin to have the much-desired glow. Get these items, DIY if you have to, just make sure that when you step out in this winter have a glow that is just perfect.
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