Come winter the skin becomes dry and parched. That is why it is important to weather-proof your skin. Just like you protect your house and car from the damaging effects of the outside weather, you need to take care of your skin as well. Cold climatic conditions require you to make some special efforts to keep your skin smooth and hydrated.
Here are some tips to protect your skin against the ill effects of the winter season and sport a radiant complexion.
Don't Stop Using Sunscreen
Even though the outside weather becomes cold, it is important to remember that the sun is still shining. This means your skin is still susceptible to the damaging UV rays of the sun. So, don't skip using sunscreen during the winter months. Make sure you slather on sunscreen before venturing out in the sun. Try using La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX. It’s a great sunscreen plus moisturizer. It offers full protection against sunburns and is a great moisturizer. It contains Mexoryl SX which is photostable against UVA rays so it does not breakdown and actually lasts longer than most sunscreens. It is also the first sunscreen approved by the FDA!
Wear a Moisturizing Lip Balm
Low humidity levels and dry chilly winds of the winter season can make your lips dry and cause them to chap. Thus, it is very important to protect the sensitive skin of your lips with a moisturizing lip balm that has built in UV blockers. Make sure you apply lip balm before venturing out and reapply when required. Try Kinerase Lip Treatment, a great lip care formulation that contains Kinetin along with jojoba seed oils and grape seed oils which help to moisturize and soothe dry irritated lips that have been damaged by harsh weather. It also helps to soothe and improve the overall appearance of the lips. This is a great lip treatment for all skin types.
Follow a Moisturizer Rich Skin Care Regimen
The cool winds of the winter season causes skin to lose moisture as a result of which the skin becomes dry and parched. Therefore, make sure you follow a healthy and moisturizing skin care regimen and replenish all the fluids lots during the day. Shift to using rich creamy skin care products that provide essential nutrients to your skin and keep it smooth and supple. Use NIA 24 Intensive Recovery Complex, a rich cream that moisturizes the skin intensely and helps activate its regenerative powers. The skin becomes firmer and toned because of the active ingredients like ceramides, liposomes and peptides within it. It locks in the multi-level moisture and minimizes water loss in the skin.
As skin cells grow old, they accumulate on the skin surface and form a layer of dead skin cells. This layer not only makes your complexion look dull but also makes it difficult for the active ingredients of other skin care products to penetrate within the skin. Therefore, make sure you use a good scrub or exfoliating lotion to scrape off this layer of dead skin cells and reveal the new healthy skin cells from underneath. This would ensure that your complexion remains radiant. Skin Care Heaven Anti-Aging Exfoliating Scrub is an excellent product that gently removes dead skin cells and excess oil by delivering a soothing wave of heat, leaving the skin soft with a youthful glow.