Why is Winter bad for your skin

Have you ever noticed that as the weather gets colder, your skin gets drier, sometimes even cracking? This is very common for the bad weather, due to the cold temperatures and the low humidity levels, it draws the moisture out from your skin leaving it looking dull and lifeless.

There are lots of things you can do to help your skin feeling and looking it’s best during the Winter.

Avoid long hot showers – Although the heat from a hot bath or shower can feel lovely when it’s chilly outside, unfortunately, the hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils and leave it feeling drier afterwards.

Invest in a thick moisturiser – Your usual moisturiser that you use year-round might not be thick enough for the cold temperatures, with this in mind it can be a good idea to look into a thicker, more luxurious moisturiser. Possibly even a serum to seal in the goodness.

Wear your sunscreen – If your face is exposed to sunlight, then you should be wearing your SPF. This means all year round, regardless of whether you’re inside or out.  The experts at Transform have put together some visualisation on how exposure to UV rays can affect your skin.

Make sure to eat your fruits and veggies – Although it can be very tempting to eat comfort food while the weather outside is less than ideal, this can show up in your skin very quickly. You don’t have to cut out junk food completely, just limit it and enjoy your unhealthy food in moderation.

Get a good nights sleep and drink lots of water – It can be tempting to drink lots of tea and hot chocolate to warm yourself up, it’s vital that you make sure you’re still drinking enough water. dehydration can show up very quickly as dry skin, thankfully it’s very easy to reverse, just by drinking more water.

 

 

Reducing your screen time on an evening, and minimising your exposure to blue light will help you to get a good nights sleep. Combines with your new skincare routine and that big glass of water you’ve drunk before going to bed will help you to wake up with skin feeling fresh, bouncy and dewy.

Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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