15 Essential Skin Care Tips for the Winter Season

Feature | Essential Skin Care Tips for the Winter Season

Get to know the essential skin care tips you can use this winter season by reading the list below.

In this article:

  1. Stay Hydrated
  2. Moisturize
  3. Take Lukewarm Showers
  4. Wear Sunscreen
  5. Try Natural Ingredients
  6. Take Care of Your Hands and Feet
  7. Carry Your Lip Balm Everywhere
  8. Avoid Exfoliating Too Much
  9. Remove Wet Clothes As Soon As Possible
  10. Exercise
  11. Don’t Skip on Your Daily Skin Care Routine
  12. Eat Healthy
  13. Limit Alcohol and Caffeine
  14. Avoid Skin Irritants
  15. Wear UV-Protected Sunglasses

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1. Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated | Essential Skin Care Tips for the Winter Season

One of the tips for healthy skin this winter season is to stay hydrated. Drink lots of water regardless if you’re indoors or outdoors. You have to know that the air is dried in this season so the water easily evaporates from your body. So this winter season, thirst shouldn’t be your basis in drinking water. Aside from drinking plenty of water, here are the other ways on how to stay hydrated during the winter season:

  • Consider getting a humidifier at home. It will help add moisture to the air to protect your skin from extreme dryness.
  • Eat watery foods such as soups. Avoid the salty ones for these promote dryness as they dehydrate the skin.
  • Get enough foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids. These will help prevent your skin from dryness and chronic skin conditions such as eczema.

2. Moisturize

Moisturize | Essential Skin Care Tips for the Winter Season

Moisturizing day and night is a practice a good skin care regimen has. After you wash your face in the morning, slather on moisturizer to give your skin a hydration boost it needs. Do the same at night before you go to bed. Make sure to slather it both on your face and your body.

3. Take Lukewarm Showers

Take Lukewarm Showers | Essential Skin Care Tips for the Winter Season

Lukewarm showers are another treat you can give your skin this winter. Just remember to stick to lukewarm instead of hot showers because this can cause winter eczema and cracks on your skin. Also, since the air is drier at this time of the year, apply a moisturizer on your skin immediately after you step out of the shower. If you don’t do this, your skin will quickly dry and irritation may occur as well.

4. Wear Sunscreen

Wear Sunscreen | Essential Skin Care Tips for the Winter Season

One of the misconceptions about sunscreen is you just need it when it’s hot. During winter, the UVA is still present and it can burn and damage your skin. So, be sure to wear sunscreen and apply it on all the exposed parts of your body before going outside.

5. Try Natural Ingredients

Try Natural Ingredients | Essential Skin Care Tips for the Winter Season

Chemical-laden skin care products often cause irritation and worsen your skin condition. Aside from these, they strip the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Avoid these, especially during the winter season to help take good care of your skin. Look for organic skin care products that contain the following natural ingredients to help maintain the skin’s moisture levels:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Honey
  • Banana
  • Avocado Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Vitamin E

6. Take Care of Your Hands and Feet

Take Care of Your Hands and Feet | Essential Skin Care Tips for the Winter Season

Your hands and feet have thin layers of skin and have fewer oil glands. Take care of these by applying moisturizer and wearing wool gloves and socks after. If you’re allergic to wool, you can wear cotton gloves first and then wear the wool gloves on top of it. As for the feet, you can also apply petroleum jelly on it to get rid of dead skin cells so it will be easier for it to absorb moisture.

7. Carry Your Lip Balm Everywhere

Carry Your Lip Balm Everywhere | Essential Skin Care Tips for the Winter Season

Inside or outside the house, have your lip balm ready with you. Don’t give this cold season a chance to burn your lips to dryness. Opt for the lip balm that has at least one of the natural ingredients listed above to hydrate your lips. To further protect your lips from getting windburned, avoid matte lipsticks this season. Other ways to protect your lips are the following:

  • Apply vitamin E oil to further hydrate your lips.
  • Gently brush your lips with a toothbrush 2-3 times a week. Do this to exfoliate the dead skin cells and for your lips to better absorb moisture.
  • Try applying ghee or unsalted butter to your lips too to prevent it from dryness.

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8. Avoid Exfoliating Too Much

 Avoid Exfoliating Too Much | Essential Skin Care Tips for the Winter Season

Your skin gets a little extra sensitive during the winter season, so be sure to not scrub and exfoliate it too much. The recommended cadence is once a week, especially if you have oily skin. If you have dry skin, try not to exfoliate at all this season and just stick to cleansing and moisturizing your skin.

9. Remove Wet Clothes As Soon As Possible

Remove Wet Clothes As Soon As Possible | Essential Skin Care Tips for the Winter Season

While it’s okay to play outside and enjoy the snow, it’s not okay to wear wet clothes for too long. What it can do is cause unnecessary irritation and itchiness on your skin. Be sure to remove your wet socks, gloves, and pants as soon as you can and bring a change of dry clothes to change into.

10. Exercise

 Exercise | Essential Skin Care Tips for the Winter Season

Even if it’s tempting to just curl up in bed and get cozy all day, try to do some physical activities at least 2-3 times a week. Doing this can cleanse your skin and flush out toxins to keep your body healthy.

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