Top tips for keeping your skin healthy this winter
There’s nothing worse than the struggle of perfecting your beauty routine during summer, only to see your skin’s health take a turn for the worse as the weather gets colder. They say that beauty is being comfortable in your own skin, but if your skin isn’t in the best shape, it’s not as easy to be confident and carefree.
Just like your glowing summer tan fades in winter, the air’s humidity also decreases which causes a drier atmosphere- wreaking havoc on your complexion. Changing up your beauty routine is vital to stay fresh and rejuvenated throughout the chilly season.
The bad, the ugly, and the cold
In a recent study, 61% of women said that a bad skin day affects their mental health. One in four stated that they have cancelled a date due to a skin problem, a fifth states that they have cancelled plans with friend, and a whopping 40% felt that they have been too ashamed to be seen in public due to bad skin.
These skin imperfections might be temporary for some, but many aren’t as lucky during the colder months.
Stay away from chemicals
Harsh chemicals affect your skin in many different ways- and the negative effects are heightened during the colder months. Many skin products, including fragrances and beauty products include chemicals that have no other purpose than smelling good, or looking pretty. These products do much more harm than good and can be the culprit for many of your yearly skin struggles. Chemicals such as BHA and BHT has even been found to be cancer inducing.
Avoid steaming hot baths
We know that there’s nothing better than enjoying a steamy hot bubble bath with a glass of red wine because #selfcare. Sadly, it’s important to keep them to a minimum as hot water strips essential oils from your skin. Frequent hot showers and baths can leave your skin dried out and itchy. We aren’t saying that you have to give up this relaxing pastime completely, but maybe keep the scolding water to a minimum. The best way to test if your water is too hot is to check if your skin is red after your shower or bath. If the answer is yes, the water is most likely too hot.
Hop-on to that avocado toast train
This might be our favorite tip ever! Besides for being the most delicious thing ever, avocados also contain healthy oils and fats that are crucial for healthy skin. Healthy fats are very important, not only for skin’s health, but your overall well-being. Mono-saturated fats are excellent for heart health. The antioxidants in avocados also help turn the clock back, as they fight free radicals that may harm your skin.
Other essential fats include fish oils (especially omega 3), nuts, and plant oils such as hemp and flax seeds.
Remember, skincare doesn’t only stop at your face and neck. Your skin is your biggest organ, which means it needs a lot of love and care. Our skin tends to absorb all products that’s applied to it, whether it be an eye cream, or a coconutty self-tan lotion. So, remember to choose these products wisely!