Essential Winter Body Care Routine
What is it about winters that excites everyone? Comfy sweaters, sleigh rides, or hot chocolate floating on a cup of milk. Winter has its own charm, but then there is cracked and irritated skin. Cold air robs the natural moisture of the skin and leaves it itchy and dry. Even in some cases, severely dry skin can lead to psoriasis and eczema. That's why having a complete winter body and skincare becomes essential. Below, we have listed some vital tips for happy skin during winters.
Use lukewarm water
Avoid hot water because it takes away natural moisture from your skin. Instead, use lukewarm water to wash your face and shower. We suggest you use Santoor Refreshing Skin Body Wash, enriched in tangy orange oil to prevent skin flaking and add elasticity to the skin.
Don't forget lip balm
During winters, it takes seconds for lips to dry off. Make sure you always have a lip balm on hand and avoid licking your lips constantly. Do not use lip balm that contains camphor, eucalyptus and menthol because these ingredients promote dryness on the lips, making the problem worse.
Do not over exfoliate your skin
Exfoliating skin removes the dead skin cells but, be careful during winters because your skin barrier is already compromised due to cold weather. Exfoliating your skin gently once a week is fine as it boosts skin regeneration and helps with better product absorption.
Use gentle and fragrance-free cleansers
Regular bar soaps or face wash contain ingredients that can lead to irritated and dry skin. Instead, go for specifically fragrance-free and organic products.
Wear sunscreen every day
When compared to summers, winters are more harmful to the skin. People love to sit out in the sun, which can aggravate pigmentation and also prematurely age your skin. Before you go outside, apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF of 15 or higher to all exposed areas of your body.
Take care of your diet
Start consuming veggies and fruits because they are excellent sources of antioxidants and vitamins. Cherries, grapes, strawberries, and raspberries pick anything you love as they all are sources of essential nutrients. If you think you are missing out on the hydration part then have fruits, veggies, and other food items such as salads, soups, milk, and juices.
Ingredients to use for winter body care at home
Switching to a winter body care routine doesn't have to be that complicated. Apart from following the above-mentioned steps, you can use natural ingredients that will keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.
Glycerin- it's a magical ingredient that takes out the moisture you already have in your skin and brings it to your skin surface. Glycerin can be used for all skin types as well as for your hair care. It helps nourish your hair, add sheen and render dazzling, lustrous texture.
Aloe vera- aloe vera has the benefits of vitamins and beta carotene, which helps in nourishing the skin. It is perfect for dry and dehydrated skin during winters.
Coconut oil- not only coconut oil is a great moisturizer, but it's also an antioxidant that helps protect skin from environmental stressors.
Rose flower oil- it's the best natural ingredient that keeps your skin hydrated. Rose oil can be used in different ways such as applying topically to the skin or adding 2-4 drops to your face cream, or shower gel for a hint of rose and hydration.
During the winter, the sweat glands in your body and the blood vessels constrict. This makes it hard for your skin to keep itself healthy and glowing naturally, and that's why it needs extra care. However, these tips are not difficult to follow, and you can easily include them in your daily routine.
Do you have any special winter skincare secrets? Do share it with us by leaving a comment in the comments section below!