Winter is coming... Temperature drops and the winter chill sets in, but it's not only your mood that can take a hit. Your skin easily becomes sensitive, dry, itchy that is leading to roughness, blemishes, and other skin irritations. But don't worry, we present a few tips and tricks that can keep your skin silky smooth and moisturized throughout the winter months.
The first step to maintaining your skin's smoothness is to adopt a gentle cleansing routine. Harsh soaps and detergents can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and flakiness. Instead, opt for a mild moisturizing cleanser and use lukewarm water to keep your skin soft and hydrated.
Next, make sure you're getting plenty of moisture in your skin. Moisturizing your skin daily with a non-oil-based moisturizer will help to lock in your skin's moisture. Try our GIG Hydrating & Protecting Cream. Look for moisturizers that contain glycerine, urea, petrolatum or hyaluronic acid as these ingredients attract and hold on to moisture. Keeping a humidifier in your room also prevents dryness and keeps your skin hydrated.
The next step is to exfoliate your skin regularly to remove dead skin cells and other impurities that can contribute to roughness and dullness. Make use of gentle scrubs or a dry brushing tool to buff away dead skin and stimulate blood circulation. However, avoid over-exfoliating, which can damage your skin's natural barrier and lead to super dryness.
It's important to protect your skin from winter elements such as wind, low humidity, and temperature extremes. Dressing in layers, wearing a hat, gloves, and scarves, and covering your face with a balaclava or scarf if it’s very cold outside will help to maintain a healthy skin barrier. If you have access to skincare products with antioxidants like vitamin C, E or ferulic acid, use them! They help combat free radical damage caused by UV light and pollution.
Consume an adequate amount of healthy fat that contains Omega-3, like salmon and avocado. These work as an internal lubricant that keeps your skin moisture-packed and plump. If necessary, consider taking supplements to maintain good skin health.
The steps mentioned above are not only helpful, but also relatively easy ways to keep your skin protected and moisturized during colder months. Taking care of your skin during these cold months will positively impact your skin's appearance and leave you with soft, healthy skin. With these tips and tricks, you can achieve smooth skin all winter long!