Yes indeed, skin conditions tend to worsen during winter. As a result, sensitivity also increases.
The usual suspects are temperature fluctuations, the drying effect of low humidity and the heat of fires. Without enough protective oils, moisture escapes from the skin which leads to dryness.
Unfortunately, this effect intensifies as temperatures and humidity drop. And moisturiser alone won’t help. Luckily, there’s a solution for skin hydration: overall body hydration.
Exfoliation clears complexion-dulling dead cell build-up, making way for fresh new cells to emerge. And this not only provides a radiant canvas, but also is good for skin health.
Buy good cleansers
Avoid soap-based cleansers in favour of creamy alternatives. Because fact is, fragranced soaps and those containing alcohols will definitely irritate sensitive skin.
Apply moisturiser immediately post-cleansing or –showering. Always choose products tailored to your skin type. An oil-based moisturiser will create a protective layer, but women with oily skin should avoid these. The drier environment of winter can actually exacerbate oil production and, when combined with oil-based products, can lead to breakouts.
One of the best ingredients to use in the winter is Hyaluronic acid. Believe me, it holds up to 1000 times its weight in water.
Its light consistency is an absolute pleasure. Plus, it’s a great product for all skin types.
Eat & sleep for skin health
Healthy eating habits are very important for overall skin health and hydration. Which is why you should eat skin-boosting foods packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-ageing antioxidants. And don’t skimp on 8 glasses of water a day. Finally, a good night’s sleep helps to renew and repair every cell in our bodies.