Does your skin get dry and flaky during the winter? How can you keep winter skin plump, supple, and glowing. I've put together a comprehensive guide with five fantastic hydration hacks to keep your skin in its happy place even when the weather outside is frightful.
Why Does Winter Dry Our Skin?
Before we jump into the hacks, let's understand why winter often leaves our skin feeling dry, tight, and a little worse for wear. Your make up might not sit on your skin as well as it usually does. Dryness can also cause other symptoms such as breakouts. The culprits are many:
Low Humidity: During winter, the air becomes bone-dry. With lower humidity levels, the atmosphere sucks moisture from our skin, leaving it parched and dehydrated.
Hot Showers and Baths: There's nothing cosier than a long, hot shower on a cold day. But that heat can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation.
Harsh Winds: The cold winds of winter are like sandpaper on your skin. They break down the skin's barrier and increase water loss.
Indoor Heating: Artificial heating in our homes and offices can also zap moisture from the air. It's like living in a desert for your skin.
5 Hydration Hacks for Dry Winter Skin
Hydration Hack #1: Drink More Water
Hydration starts from within. When the weather is cold, we often forget to drink enough water. Make a conscious effort to stay hydrated, and your skin will thank you. Aim for at least 8 glasses a day, and more if you're into hot drinks. Herbal teas or warm lemon water, anyone?
Hydration Hack #2: Switch to a Richer Moisturizer
Swap your lightweight summer moisturizer for a nourishing, revitalising face oil. The oil helps to lock in all the hydration and creates a protective shield on the surface of the skin. Glow & Revitalize Oil Serum includes everything your winter skin needs to stay supple: vitamins, essential fatty acids and ceramides.
Hydration Hack #3: Humidify Your Home
If the in your home tends to get dry, opt for a humidifier. This nifty gadget adds moisture to the atmosphere and can work wonders for your skin. Plus, it's great for overall well-being too!
Hydration Hack #4: Limit Hot Baths and Showers
I know, I know, hot baths are heavenly in winter. But try to limit them and use lukewarm water instead. Keep your shower time reasonable to avoid stripping your skin of its natural oils. You can also try washing your face prior to your bath or shower and use cooler water. After bathing, pat your skin dry and apply your skincare while the skin is still slightly damp to lock in that hydration. This works both on the face and body!
Hydration Hack #5: Exfoliate Gently
Exfoliation is still essential in the winter, but go easy on it. Opt for a mild exfoliator and use it once a week to remove dead skin cells. This will help your moisturiser penetrate better and keep your skin looking fresh.
Choose a hydrating, mildly acidic essence for daily use to keep your skin texture smooth and healthily radiant. Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence is a wonderful winter skin hydrator packed with antioxidants, vitamins and probiotics.
The Importance of Staying Hydrated in Winter
Hydration isn't just about keeping your skin looking good; it's about maintaining its health. When your skin is properly hydrated, it functions at its best. It helps your skin act as a protective barrier against the harsh elements and reduces the risk of cracks and irritation.
Moreover, hydrated skin is less prone to wrinkles and fine lines. It looks plump and radiant, which is precisely what all Jenny Nordic Skincare products are designed to do. Staying hydrated supports your skin's natural healing and repair processes, which is crucial for addressing any unwanted signs of aging and hormonal changes.
With love and hydration, Jenny, founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare
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