Whether it’s make-up or art, all you need is the right canvas. So, let your skin be the canvas to enhance your natural beauty.
It’s the start of December, and the soft touch of winter has arrived. With fading summer memories, the wintery breath is already wandering around freely. It’s high time we should start moving along with the time. We must begin with prepping our skin before this seasonal change hits our vulnerable and delicate skin.
The most common hydration advice you’ll contract from all over the internet is to drink ample amount of water. But, that’s not where it ends. It is critical for us to ensure that the water we consume stays at par with the quality standards set by the leading health organizations.
Installing a personal water purifier in your kitchen can save you the concern of any potential contamination.
So, to catch up on this winter, bear in mind these 3 Hydration Tips that would provide you with young and healthy skin.
- Consume hydrating food
Let your skin moisturize from the inside. Try to keep these hydration-based foods on your diet list such as:
- fatty fish like salmon or tuna with high levels of omega 3 fatty acids which protect the skin barrier;
- cucumbers and other water-rich vegetables boost skin’s elasticity, heal, protect and repair skin, and fight other skin damages;
- walnuts and other nuts that are highly enriched with vitamin E protect the skin from oxidative cell damage;
- strawberries are loaded with vitamin c and other antioxidants necessary for healthy glowing skin;
- Avocadoes are highly enriched with vitamin E and other antioxidants. Avocado prevents skin from aging and also heals swelling on the skin;
- sweet potatoes are enriched with vitamin A, which help to repair skin tissue, prevent premature aging and dry skin;
- Oysters have high levels of zinc. It boosts skin’s elasticity and creates collagen.
- Moisturize your skin
Pamper your skin with a good moisturizer not only in winter but during the whole year round. Generally, creams hydrate better than lotions because it helps to lock down moisture on your skin. Finding the perfect match of skin moisturizer depending on your skin type is every woman’s dream! There are thousands of various skin moisturizers in stores. Try to use all natural and chemical free face moisturizers.
Besides creams and lotions, you can also use organic facial oils or serums to boost your skin’s elasticity. Such essential oils prevent dry skin during winter days and maintain skin’s ph balance. Essential oils include Lavender oil which reduces skin irritation, Geranium oil which maintains skin’s natural oil balance, Lemongrass oil which tones and tightens pores, Tea tree oil with its antibacterial properties, Chamomile oil which softens skin. You can also try Marula oil, which works wonder on dry skin during winter. Even Argan oil – loaded with omega fatty acids, vitamin E and linoleic acids, helps to moisturize and hydrate skin. Virgin coconut oil and jojoba oil also heal and hydrate skin.
Begin with applying any facial oil or serum of your choice as the first layer on cleansed skin, and then apply your favorite moisturizer on the skin.
You can also add a few drops of essential oils to your face moisturizers and store it. Use this mixture accordingly.
For long-lasting hydration, consider water-based moisturizers as such moisturizers are highly infused with aloe water and hyaluronic acid.
- Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliation is the king to remove dead skin cells. Not exfoliating will build up dead skin cells on both face and body. These dead skin cells tend to make skin dry, dull, rough and dehydrated and also add to the creation of acne, scars, and blemishes. The reinvigoration of skin through exfoliating is a must for soft, healthy, hydrated and flawless skin.
For exfoliating skin on face, massage your skin with a good cleanser for a couple of minutes. After cleansing, wipe your face clean and give your face some warm up through water vapor or by putting a warm wet cloth/towel on the face, allowing it to open up the pores for a few more minutes. This leaves the skin to be exfoliated more easily. Then with a “not so harsh” touch, gently scrub your entire face and neck in circular motions, concentrating on the nose and forehead areas. You can use a mild natural exfoliant like sugar, baking soda, sea salt or ground oatmeal. You can make home-made DIY facial scrubs at home by adding some honey, yogurt, lime juice, yogurt, or milk, etc., according to your skin type. To avoid the hassle, you can also go for varieties of facial scrubs that are available in stores and outlets.
Now that you are done with scrubbing your skin, you can put on a face mask depending on your skin type. Clean your skin and pat dry. Then apply your favorite moisturizer, leaving your skin soft and supple.
Just like your face and neck, you can exfoliate any part of your skin depending on your skin type.
Your skin is your pride. Let this pride talk on your behalf. Come, let’s welcome December with healthy and youthful skin!