4 Essential Beauty Tips for the Winter

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Dry and itchy skin, chapped lips, more visible “crow’s feet”… these are the hallmarks of winter. And we can all agree that none of these look good on you. This is why it is important to have a beauty and skincare routine during the winter. 

If you’re wondering why a new beauty routine is important in the cold weather, remember that the weather conditions and skincare requirements for the warm summer are vastly different from that of the freezing winters. 

The beauty tips you’ll learn here will help keep your skin looking radiant and beautiful during the winter and the forthcoming spring/summer. In fact if you want to have an awesome skin that clear of all pigmentation, scars, spots, and wrinkles by summer, winter is the best time to start. 

Moisturize and Hydrate 

Because the winter weather can be quite dry, it is important to use skincare products that can trap moisture and prevent the dryness that often comes with the cold weather. 

The best way to do this is to invest in moisturizing creams and lotions. Creams are much better because they are thicker and do an overall better job of protecting your skin. 

If you don’t like creams, get lotions with thicker consistency than what you’re used to in the summer. Make sure they all have an SPF 15+ rating. This will protect your skin from the UV rays of the winter sun. 

Avoid Hot Showers

While this is controversial, it should be an important part of your skincare routine if you want to have great skin. Hot water dries out your skin, and strips it of the natural oils that protect and moisturize it. 

So, when you have hot baths, it basically leaves your skin exposed to the elements without any protection. If you must take hot baths, limit it to a maximum of 10 minutes. Instead try to take lukewarm baths or baths with warm water at most. These won’t strip the skin of its natural oils.

And when you’re done, remember to moisturize immediately. In fact, you should consider applying your moisturizing lotion or cream when your skin is still damp from the bath. This will help trap more moisture and protect your skin. 

Minimize Sun Exposure

Did you know that you’re potentially more likely to be exposed to more UV rays during the winter than in the summer? That’s right. 80 percent of UV rays from the sun are reflected back by the snow. 

Compared to a mere 30 percent from the beaches in the summer, it makes sense that you need to protect your skin more during the winter. So, slap on those SPF15+ lotions and serums. In fact, some dermatologists and skincare specialists recommend SPF30+ if you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors in the winter. 

Take Care of You Face

Use face wash instead of regular soap. Avoid using antibacterial soaps or other soaps that can be harsh on the tender skin on your face. 

If you don’t have a face wash and can’t get one, use mild soap or moisturizing bars like Dove. Also, get an eyebrow kit or do an eyebrow threading if you can afford it. It’ll help eliminate the need for “sculpting” your eyebrows while wearing makeup

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