Aren’t winters just beautiful? You can get cozy in your blankets with a warm mug of coffee and a book in your hand. That sounds magical, doesn’t it?
However, that’s just one scenario. Another one which most of us face is this – you step out from your home feeling like an Eskimo wearing many layers, get inside the auto, and it starts moving. Phooof! That chilly blow of wind on your face just ruins it all. That surely won’t do any wonders for your skin!
If you are looking for some ways in which you can say bye-bye to dry skin troubles this winter, read on:
1. Have a healthy balanced diet.
To keep your skin supple and combat the dryness, the body has to receive appropriate nutrition. Ensure that your body is well-nourished with a balanced diet that includes vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds, and nuts.
2. Drink less the next time you go partying.
Restrict the intake of alcohol and caffeine during a night out as they tend to dehydrate your body. Ensure that you have a glass of water between drinks so that your body is sufficiently hydrated.
3. Rejuvenate yourself with a milk bath.
Yeah sure it sounds like one of those soap advertisements, or rather like a ritual followed by ancient royalty, but that’s precisely why you should indulge in it. Milk baths have a double health benefit – it is a stress-buster and it leaves you with a glowing moisturized skin.
4. It’s that time of the year to hibernate like a bear.
Well, Sleeping Beauty was desirable for a reason! All that sleep did wonders for her skin! It’s not just me but skin has proved this as well. A good night’s sleep will ensure that your hormone levels are in check and that your skin gets moisturized naturally. So go tuck yourself into those cozy blankets and get into hibernation mode!
5. Be a badass and work out.
Seriously, bring out the badass in you and brace the chilly winter morning and go for a jog outdoors. Can’t seem to get out of your cozy bed? Ensure that you sign up for the gym in the evening. What’s important is that you get some exercise a couple of times a week. Dancing, pilates, kick-boxing, yoga or just cardio in the gym; take your pick and get going!
6. Tank up your body with fluids.
This age-old mantra never fails. Having a minimum of 3 litres of water during the day will guarantee that your skin looks fresh. If you feel regular water is too boring, add some berries to your water and have some natural fruit-infused water.
7. Snuggle up with your warm woollens.
Cold air tends to make your skin dry and lifeless so come on, go out and buy that new trendy trench coat and boots that you have been saving up for. Layer up with scarves and coats and safeguard yourself against the deadly winter cold!
8. Slather yourself with moisturizer.
Even though you will safeguard yourself against the cold, winter does end up having an adverse effect on your skin. It’s time for damage control so don’t be shy, slather yourself in Vaseline Advanced Repair which can rejuvenate your skin in just 5 days!
That’s our winter skincare routine. What’s yours?