Moisturizing Tips During the Winters

Have you ever noticed how your skin transforms as the wind changes? If you have, you've probably noticed that your skin appears drier and flakier during the winter months.

The combination of cold air, dry interior heat, low humidity levels, and strong winter winds can dehydrate your skin. This can make your skin seem duller than usual, especially on your face, hands, and feet, as well as in other places exposed to the weather.

Winter might cause your skin to be dry, itchy, and irritated. It can also feel as though there is no escape: Outside, the cold, blustery temperatures can irritate your skin, while interior heat dehydrates the air and your skin.

The following are some of the most prevalent signs and symptoms of dry skin.

  • Flakiness or scaliness
  • Redness
  • Rough texture
  • ItchinessStinging
  • Raw, irritated lips
  • Cracks in your skin
  • stinging or burning

Winter skincare necessitates a little additional time and effort due to the harsh circumstances that our delicate protective barrier faces. The skin is exposed to the elements due to the chilly air, the wind, and the sun reflecting off the snow. In colder areas, low humidity is frequent, robbing skin of moisture every second of every day. And there's a lot of dry heat within. It's thus no surprise that our skin becomes dry, flaky, and irritated. When our skin is dry, it is more likely to crack and bleed. 

Here are a few more winter skincare suggestions to keep in mind so that you can look and feel your best all season long. These methods can help you avoid the unpleasant, painful effects and keep your skin healthy and happy throughout the winter.

Stay hydrated

Drinking lots of water is the best way to nourish your skin from within. Water helps your skin gain moisture and keeps it hydrated and clean throughout.

Add moisture to your surroundings

A humidifier can help to counteract the drying effects of indoor heat. You may utilise a portable or desktop type, as well as one that works with your current heating system. Your skin will absorb moisture from the air.

Remember to use sunscreen

Even though it's freezing outdoors, the sun still has an impact on your skin. UV rays are striking you from more angles because of the light bouncing off the snow.

Moisturize regularly

In the winter, switch to an oil-based moisturiser; your skin will thank you. Consider using an overnight deep moisturiser to relieve dry areas including your hands, feet, elbows, knees, and lips. Nature’s Rhapsody’s Body Butters’ are made with natural oils that help nourish the skin and retain moisture.

Change the cleaner you're using

In the winter, it's a good idea to switch out your body wash for a more moisturising hydrating cleanser, especially if it contains drying compounds like glycolic or salicylic acid. To minimise additional dehydration, tone and moisturise within 30 seconds after finishing cleaning.

Take additional precautions

If you have a skin problem like eczema or psoriasis, avoid any irritants or allergens that you know aggravate your condition in the winter.

With a little extra care and nature’s goodness, you can beat the cold with radiant smooth skin!