How To Look After Skin 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.
•Use a great moisturizer. Choosing a highly protective day cream which contains zinc oxide and SPF30 protection will form a barrier against the elements. Creamier, water-in-oil emulsions are best. And don’t forget your lips…. chapped lips are often the most noticeable problem in the winter. Use a highly moisturizing lip balm which provides a protective barrier, with vitamin E for good elasticity.
•Exfoliate at least twice a week. This will remove the dead cell buildup and allow the skin to absorb extra moisture. The oil which we all complain about in the Summer is no longer being produced because of cooler winter temps and central heating. Therefore the skin looses the water which should be retained in the lower dermis of the skin. This can lead to premature aging of the skin and fine lines, whilst your skin can appear puffy and grey. Nice!
•Drink a glass of hot water with lemon. This Chinese herbal remedy is a sure-fire method of energizing your body. It will detox 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.
•Get more sleep! Your oxygen levels will drop if you don’t 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. It’s ideal!
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