The winter months are often a difficult time for people with skin care concerns. The dry air and low humidity can cause skin to become drier, flaky, and red. These symptoms can lead to discomfort and make it more difficult for sufferers to feel confident.
Luckily, there are simple and effective ways to care for your skin throughout the winter months to maintain a smooth, glowing complexion throughout the year. Below there are several strategies for achieving dewy skin, even in the winter:
1. Moisturise daily
One of the keys to maintaining smooth, soft skin is to keep it well hydrated. Many moisturisers contain ingredients that deeply hydrate the skin and prevent it from drying out. Applying moisturiser to your face twice a day is a good way to ensure that the skin is well-hydrated throughout the day. Look for intensely moisturising products, such as those from Jeffree Star Cosmetics, that are lightweight and won’t leave behind an oily residue on the skin.
2. Drink plenty of water
Drinking water is a great way to improve the appearance of your skin from the inside out. Water is essential for maintaining healthy skin and keeping wrinkles at bay. Try to drink eight glasses of water each day to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Make sure to drink a glass of water before bed each night to rehydrate your skin while you sleep.
3. Get the body moving
Winter months can be long and dreary, which can take a toll on your skin’s appearance. One of the best ways to combat this is to exercise regularly. Not only does exercise boost your metabolism and give you more energy, it also promotes a healthy glow and reduces stress. Exercise can also help you sleep better at night, which will help revitalize your skin for the following day.
4. Switch up your cosmetics
In winter, many of us choose products that are matt and have a high level of coverage. But heavy make-up and powder are less forgiving and have a tendency to gather on dry, flaky skin. Instead look for cosmetics that are cream based for the skin. Choose a light gloss for the lips like Jeffree Star Supreme Gloss over heavily lined lips. They will provide you with a more natural make-up look and will help you to achieve a dewy look.
5. Avoid very hot showers
Taking long, hot showers can be especially damaging to your skin during the winter months. Hot water strips away natural oils from the skin and dries it out. Try to limit your shower time to ten minutes or less to prevent unnecessary drying of the skin. When showering, try to keep the water as warm as possible without scalding your skin to avoid further irritation.
6. Eat nutrient rich foods
It can be challenging to overall your diet, especially when the weather is still cold and dark. Rather than cutting foods out, try to make a few simple healthy swaps, such as swapping an afternoon coffee for an herbal tea. Try to include more fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds in every meal. These foods are rich in antioxidants can help you maintain healthier and more radiant skin year-round. It is also recommended that you limit the amount of sugar and alcohol in your diet to improve your complexion and reduce breakouts.