It is no secret many that many women struggle with dry skin in the winter. It is quite typical in this season to find a lot of women searching for the perfect moisturizer or other ways to stop their elbows and heals cracking, skin flaking, and the imminent scratch lines on their arms or legs.
Skin Care Tips During Winter:
1) Stay away from hot showers:
Despite being refreshing and warming, hot showers in the winter, can cause you dry skin as the hot water strips away your body’s natural layer of oils that help keep your skin moisturized. So keep your showers lukewarm and short for moisturized happy skin.
2) Shave right! Shaving can scrap away natural oils and hurt your skin. Studies have shown that the best time to shave is after a shower, when your hair is softer. You also need to make sure you are shaving in the direction of hair growth, use shaving cream or gel, or a sharp razor.
3) Eat fish:
At least twice a week, eat some oily, cold-water fish like herring or salmon that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help keep your skin-cell membranes healthy. Other good sources of these fatty acids are walnuts, avocados, and flax seed oil.
4) Take your vitamins. Certain vitamins and minerals help support healthy skin. A daily dose of 100 milligrams of a B-complex vitamin supplement, 15 milligrams of beta-carotene in divided doses with meals; and 15 milligrams of zinc; should help you fight away your dry skin demons, and stay healthy meanwhile!
5) Drop your soap! I know we all like to smell good, and nothing is better than your fruity soap or shower foam. However, perfumes do irritate your skin, pushing you this one step closer to a dry spell. Try using natural soap, with minimal chemical ingredients that strip your body’s oils and moisture.
Taking care of your skin in the winter is the best way to fight dryness; if you follow the tips above you should be on the right road. Needless to say, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! It’s the key to having a beautiful skin. We will be back soon with the best natural remedies for you.