The cold season can strip our skin of its moisture leaving it dry and dull. Even our nose, because of constant exposure to the biting wind, can become red and as for our hands and nails, well, they can look as if they will need more moisture to help soften them up. You might feel frustrated with the effects of the cold temperatures outside to the point that going out isn’t your top priority. But the good news is that you don’t have to spend the season indoors or going out wrapped tightly in winter clothes because you can still keep your natural beauty and moist skin with just a few steps.
Minimize your alcohol and caffeine intake
Drinking your regular cup of coffee in the morning is all well and good especially when it helps perk you up. But if you are drinking more than three cups of it every day, you are actually speeding up dehydration. The same goes true with alcoholic beverages. If you want to retain the moist and natural texture of your skin come winter, drink these two in moderation.
Use repairing serum or cream on your lips
When we are exposed to the cold temperatures outside, our skin can easily dry out. This includes the skin on your lips leaving them cracked and peeling which is not really an appealing sight. Most of us apply lip balm every now and then but the problem is that this habit of ours is actually causing more harm than good because of the ingredient, camphor, which can dry the skin. A good choice instead of lip balm is a repairing serum or even cream which can keep your lips plump and moist.
Get a haircut
Keep in mind that your hair will also get affected by the harsh and biting wind during the cold season so why not keep yours vibrant and healthy by getting a new haircut? You can even color your tresses if you like to make it stand out. Switch to organic shampoo and conditioning cream to strengthen your hair as well.
Rehydrate your skin
You might think that rosy color on your cheeks in winter is a sign that you are in the pink of health. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. That rosy color might be a sign of broken capillaries under your skin because of too much exposure to frigid temperature. The best way to bring back moisture to your dry skin is to create a face mask using oatmeal, avocado, and honey.
Care for your nails
Your nails can also suffer from the cold season leaving them brittle and prone to breakage. The best way to care for your nails is to avoid pushing the cuticle back because it is the one responsible for giving your nails protection against bacteria build up. Also, try and look for nail polish that does not contain any formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP for that matter.
There is a common misconception that applying thicker moisturizer during the winter season can help keep your skin smooth and well nourished. Unfortunately, applying too much can clog your pores leaving you prone to various skin problems because of the ingredients that are used in creating these lotions. The best approach would be to look for moisturizing creams that contain natural ingredients such as almond oil, shea butter, and the like because they are lightweight and won’t leave that greasy feeling. Plus, it can protect your skin against dryness brought about by cold temperatures.