January, and it’s humid and misty mornings… Does your skin look dull? No wonder winter is a harsh season for the skin, especially if it is sensitive or reactive! Here are some tips on just that to help you regain healthy, radiant skin, even during the long cold winter months.
Cleanse And Exfoliate The Skin
The sky is gray; your skin is dry. The complexion will quickly take on a dull appearance… so so in winter! To avoid this, consider exfoliating your skin regularly to remove dead cells, blemishes, and dirt. Results? Your skin will look clearer, brighter, and healthier! Be careful not to use an exfoliation that is too aggressive: it is not a question of damaging or irritating your skin even more!
Care And Protect The Skin
To better protect your skin, it is a matter of forming a protective barrier, in particular by combining your usual day cream with nourishing face oil . The combination will not only provide more nutrients needed by your skin but also strengthen the natural barrier formed by the latter, to be better protected against external aggressions (such as bad weather for example).
How to proceed?
- Either apply the oil before your moisturizer to treat the skin more intensely.
- Use the oil after your day cream to seal the moisture and form a protective barrier on the skin.
The second option is recommended when you live in an environment with challenging weather conditions, or during your ski holidays, for example, because the barrier will prevent the skin from dehydrating in contact with cold and dry air!
Eat Vegetables- Especially Orange
Do you like vegetables? So much the better; we recommend those in orange during the cold season! Why? Because they are rich in carotenoids, this substance is responsible for their vibrant color.
Scientists found that people who ate a diet rich in carotenoids tended to show a slightly brighter and “golden” complexion. So stock up on carrots, squash of all kinds (butternut, pumpkin, pumpkin, etc.), and sweet potatoes because now is the time to eat them regularly this winter!
And also, know that an increased intake of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C (so not just orange!) also promotes the production of collagen and protects you from the winter cold by strengthening your immune defenses: plants are always good for your health and your skin, whatever the season!
Humidify The Ambient Air
This concerns not only naturally dry skin, but all skin types: in winter, the skin tends to dry out because it loses its “moisture” more quickly due to the low ambient humidity.
“Low humidity”? Yet we said above, “January and its humid and foggy mornings…” Well, in winter, the weather is often windier, and these strong and cold winds, combined with the overheated interiors of our homes, will end up drying out the skin and worsening its condition. Results? Dry, peeling skin and dull hair.
So, in addition to the essential moisturizers to be applied morning and evening to your previously cleansed skin, here is a tip to put in place this winter:
- Use a humidifier in your bedroom to increase the moisture content of the surrounding air.
- If you don’t have a humidifier, you can also place a sturdy mug with water near your radiator.
The increased humidity of the atmosphere in the bedroom will prevent your skin from drying out overnight.
Omegas -Internal And External!
Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the best nutrients for the skin, especially in the winter. Their role? They help repair cell membranes and reduce inflammation. In winter, therefore, take particular care to include enough essential omega fatty acids in your diet:
- This can be in the form of 2-3 servings per week of high-fat fish or hemp seeds.
- Otherwise, you can consider taking a course on omega-3 dietary supplements during the winter.
And know that you can also “apply” omega fatty acids to your skin, where they will also be practical! Indeed, skin care rich in omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids will also help support the skin’s natural functions.
And there you have five tips to maximize the chances of having healthy skin and a radiant complexion all winter long!
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