5 ways in preparing your skin for winter
Summer is over and autumn is making way for winter. We’re all pulling out the thick, chunky knit jumpers and curling up under cozy blankets with a mug of hot cocoa hoping that we can hibernate through the winter months. Unfortunately, we all have responsibilities, from work to raising families, so in winter self-care can take a back seat, unlike in the summer when we all know we need to take extra care of our skin because of the sun.
In preparing your skin for winter and to keep it looking healthy and in top tip shape this winter, here are five ways you can do for the colder months that are fast approaching.
Moisturising your skin is more important than ever during the winter months. It is more likely to become dry due to cold weather, so it’s essential to make sure you include moisturising in your daily skin care routine, in order to protect it from becoming flaky and sore. Despite many myths about petroleum jelly side effects, Vaseline Jelly can be a great help for adding moisture to your skin. It can be used on chapped lips, as well as to help heal dry, flaky skin. Its triple-purified formula is non-irritating and hypoallergenic, making it the ideal product to restore sensitive, dry skin caused by harsh weather conditions.
If you want your skin to look its best this winter, exfoliating is a great way to rejuvenate it. Not only is exfoliating a great way to resolve skin issues such as blemished skin and clogged pores; it is also a great way to achieve healthy and glowing skin. By exfoliating your skin, you are getting rid of small fine flakes and dry patches, while removing and dead skin cells too – this will help clearing your complexion, creating a smoother appearance.
Protect your skin
Winter skin is more fragile, so avoiding irritating fabrics, allergens and irritants is super important. Get used to wearing gloves and scarves which is the best way to protect your skin from the cold winds, rain and snow during winter. Don’t forget to change your skin care routine to winter mode and to have the right products in your beauty case to do so. Thanks to the fact that petroleum jelly is triple-purified to remove impurities, you can put any myths surrounding petroleum jelly dangers to bed, and use it to protect your skin as it seals moisture in for longer.
When it comes to skin care, keeping hydrated is essential. When you drink the recommended water intake per day and also eat foods high in H2O, you’re not only improving your lifestyle but the health of your skin too. By increasing your water intake, you are helping to increase the amount of water that is within your skin cells – this results in a healthier, smoother and plumper skin complexion. Great fruits that are high in water are perfect additions to your winter diet. Try adding watermelon, apples, oranges and kiwi to your weekly shopping. You can also add vegetables like celery, tomatoes, and carrots.
Take a vitamin supplement
Vitamins such as vitamin C and zinc are important in the production of collagen and elastin which help keep your skin healthy. Additionally, omega-3 gives your skin the building blocks it needs to appear supple and smooth. Lastly, vitamin D contributes to skin cell growth, repair, and metabolism. It can be difficult to get the required amount of vitamins during winter, particularly vitamin D which is known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. So taking a vitamin supplement will ensure you get all the extra help you need to boost your skin this winter.
Now that you know the top five tips to apply this winter in order to protect your skin and keep it healthy, follow them wisely. Start right away by drinking an extra glass of water or adding to your morning routine a moisturiser like petroleum jelly – side effects are unlikely to occur as the ‘Wonder Jelly’ is even recommended by dermatologists as appropriate for use on sensitive skin. So don’t wait around for the low temperatures to arrive – start your skin prep today!