Keeping your skin hydrated and beautiful in winter takes little effort and consists of simple treatments. Everyone’s skin type is different. You should choose a certain natural oil or moisturizer for yourself and your skin and use it daily. You can create your own natural skin moisturizer, or buy a specially formulated cream and lotion that will keep your skin healthy. Your nutrition is also important in keeping your skin and body moisturized throughout the winter. Drink plenty of water or eat fruit that contains a lot of fluid. You can eat foods with a high percentage of healthy, so-called healthy fats.
Eating right will help keep your skin hydrated.
A proper diet is the easiest way to moisturize your skin. Drinking plenty of water will keep you hydrated. For sufficient saturation of the body with moisture, it is necessary to consume fruits and vegetables in winter, which already contain water. For example, pitted tangerines, grapefruit, peach, mango, kiwi, cucumber, sweet pepper. Of the greens, cilantro, spinach, and basil leaves have a high water content. Also eat foods rich in healthy fats. These include, for example, nuts and avocados. Remember, you are what you eat, so practice eating foods that hydrate your skin.
Use natural oils
Natural oils are generally inexpensive and very effective. If you have natural oils in your kitchen, such as olive oil and coconut oil, you can use them to moisturize your skin. Olive oil is one of the favorite natural oils for many women, for whom it is the best natural skin moisturizer. You can choose any natural oil you like and apply it directly to your skin after showering. Your skin will look healthier and more beautiful. Natural oils are worth it and they are cost effective. If you want to use a cream or lotion, make sure it contains saturated oil.
During the cold season, natural cosmetic oils such as apricot, almond and peach are best for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Apricot oil is an indispensable tool for saturating the skin with vitamins A, E, F and fatty acids. Suitable for all skin types, but especially for dry and sensitive skin, softening and moderately moisturizing it. Almond oil is a universal cosmetic product not only for moisturizing the skin, but also for nutrition and regeneration. Ideal for combination skin, it helps to cope with the peeling of drier areas – the cheeks and the area around the lips, while being well absorbed. It can be used diluted as a facial lotion. Also, this oil is an effective tool for nourishing and strengthening eyelashes. Peach oil contains vitamins A, E, C, B15 and promotes skin hydration, nutrition, improves microcirculation, maintains skin firmness and elasticity. Also absorbs well. It is successfully used for the skin around the eyes instead of eye cream and gel.
Make your own natural moisturizer
There are now a huge number of commercial products with synthetic ingredients on the shelves of supermarkets, promising not just hydration, but complete hydration of the skin. However, they contain parabens and additives that are unsafe for the skin, often causing dermatitis and allergic skin reactions. Natural cosmetics are considered to be those that contain at least 85% of environmentally friendly natural ingredients. There are many recipes for masks and skin care creams that you can make. Use some of your favorite oil-rich products and create your own moisturizer. To prepare the lotion, take two dessert spoons of honey, the same amount of olive oil and mix with a few drops of natural skin bleach – lemon juice, mix thoroughly and apply on dry skin for 15-20 minutes, then wipe with a clean cotton cloth or gauze folded in several layers soaked in warm water. Repeat the procedure as often as possible during the week. · You can dry avocado and add to lotion or cream and apply to dry areas. Leave for a couple of minutes and then rinse. This is one example of natural hydration. How to dry avocado? There is the following method: it is necessary to dry slices with a thickness of 5-6 mm until completely dry. Pieces should not bend, but break with a bang. Then, every two weeks, put the avocado a little more in the dryer at the minimum temperature. Store dried avocados in an airtight container in the refrigerator or in a dry place.
· To prepare a mask for mixed skin, take a base from a mixture of the same amount of apricot and peach oil. To two tablespoons of base, add one drop each of ylang ylang, neroli, peppermint, and lemon essential oils. Soak clean gauze pads with this mixture and apply on the face for 20-30 minutes. Then wipe off with a cloth soaked in warm water. Do not forget that not only the face needs moisturizing, but also the hands and the whole body. Maintain healthy hand skin by moisturizing after washing. Use a moisturizing and nourishing hand cream after using detergents, it is also recommended to wear waterproof gloves when washing dishes and cleaning the apartment. · To prepare a nutrient mixture as a means of caring for hands and nails, take in the same amount of apricot oil, wheat germ oils and jojoba. Add five drops of lemon essential oil to two tablespoons of the base, use as a hand cream and rub into the nail plate. Remember, the best time to apply your favorite moisturizer and oil is at night. During the day, climate and daily activities suck moisture out of the skin. Apply a full body moisturizer before bed and do so consistently throughout the winter. This is a sure way to keep moisture.
Use a humidifier
A humidifier is a device that fills the air with moisture and prevents the skin from drying out. Remember that in winter the humidity in the atmosphere drops. This is the cause of dry skin. When you add moisture to the air, you prevent your skin from drying out. Use a humidifier in the place where you spend most of your time: at home or in the office.
Keep using sunscreen
Sunscreens are designed to hydrate the skin, so keep using them in the winter season as well. This is one option that you can use throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated. Some people like to apply it with their lotion and moisturizer.
In addition to the cold in winter, we suffer from dry and scaly skin. Moisturizing the skin at this time should increase significantly. Showers that are too hot continue to dry out the skin, so use warm water. If you are using soap, make sure it is made with the most natural ingredients (oils, herbal extracts, and green tea) and is safe. To exfoliate, use a special product that removes dead skin cells, making it easier for the skin to absorb moisturizers. Scrub cream is not recommended to be used more than once a week. After a shower or bath, use lotions designed to lock in moisture, so make it easier for them to work by using them when your skin is at its wettest. With dry skin that is scaly and flaky, we sometimes feel itchy. Scientists from the Department of Dermatology at the Medical University of Pennsylvania have proven that milk has an anti-inflammatory and soothing effect on dry, itchy skin. In order to alleviate this skin condition, take a small piece of clean cotton cloth or gauze folded in several layers and dip in a cup of milk, apply to the face or other area of dry skin for seven minutes and repeat this procedure at least twice a day in a week. Add two cups of milk and a quarter cup of honey to a warm bath and soak in it like Cleopatra or a movie star.
Oatmeal has been used to treat skin for several thousand years. It has been scientifically proven to be effective as a moisturizer, cleanser, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent for dry and irritated skin. To make an oatmeal bath, combine one cup of dry oatmeal in a food processor or blender until you have a fine powder. In the same way, you can grind oat grains instead of flour. Disperse the mixture into a bath with running water, swirling it with your hand several times for even distribution and breaking the pieces at the bottom, plunge into the bath for 20-30 minutes, leaving the heart area above the water. Depending on the degree of dryness of the skin, you can apply this oatmeal bath twice a day for a week. Serbian writer Ivo Andric argued that “a beautiful face is a silent recommendation,” so the winter season is no reason to hide your beautiful skin behind a scarf. And in winter, you can look attractive, skillfully applying simple moisturizing recipes. Use natural oils and follow moisturizing treatments for the skin. The diet is also helpful when you want to keep your skin soft, healthy and hydrated. Eat healthy food and do not forget to drink water in the amount necessary for your body.