Winter can be tough on your skin, hair, immunity or overall health and it necessitates your undivided care. The dryness of the climate and freezing temperature have an impact not only on your external health but also on your internal health. Hence, it is important to take care of your body through the winter season. We have compiled 17 finest methods to enjoy winters without compromising your health based on this insightful read.
On this page, you will learn about-
● Tips for Skin Care in Winter
● Tips for Hair Care in Cold Weather
● Tips for Lip Care
● Tips for Body Care
Read further to know more about it.
1. Choose Skin Care Products Wisely
The season has an effect on the skin. Moisturizing is required for your skin. Summers require light moisturizing in summer, whereas winters require deep and heavy moisturizing. So, the skincare advice is to choose products that are appropriate to your skin type. Even the choice of some beauty products like foundation, concealer and lipsticks also need to be changed according to the weather. In summers, matte & oil-free makeup products are preferred, whereas in winter, you must retain your skin’s hydration. So, it is important to choose your skincare products carefully.
Quick Tip: You may opt only for organic, dermatologist-tested & chemical-free products.
2. Use Lukewarm Water to Cleanse your Face
In winters, most people bathe and wash their face with hot water. But hot water is not good for your skin, it harms the skin as it alters its PH level. So, instead of hot water, use lukewarm water to bathe and clean your face. To avoid dryness, apply a decent quality moisturizer on your body right after you have a bath.
3. Protect your Skin
Your body craves sunbath in winters. UV rays on the other hand are harmful for your skin and can cause serious damage. Even the frigid cold winters is also not good for the skin. So, you must take special care of your skin in winter. Use a good quality sunscreen & deep nourishing moisturizer that absorbs quickly for your skincare in the winter. Apply sunscreen not only on the face but on all the sun-exposed body parts. If you are not sure about your skin type or products then you should consult with a Dermatologist.
Quick Tip: Always apply sunscreen 20 mins before stepping out. And, consider investing in sunscreen of SPF 30 or more.
4. Do not exfoliate your skin a lot.
Another important aspect of skincare is to avoid excessive exfoliation. Exfoliation is removal of dead cells and blackheads from your face. However, excessive exfoliating can damage your skin, as it increases roughness and makes the skin dry. Exfoliateno more than once a week. It will clean your face and eliminate dead cells without drying your skin.
5. Follow a daily skincare routine.
Whether you’re going out or not, following a consistent skincare routine is a must to protect your skin’s health. Winter dries out and harms your skin. So, it is essential to take care of it following a good daily skincare regime. Never miss out on your CTM (Cleansing-toning-moisturizing) routine just after having a bath.
First, clean your face with a good quality cleanser; then apply toner and moisturizer. Consider investing in vegan and cruelty-free products which can work wonders for your skin.
It is fine not to skip the sunscreen if you’re not going outside. But, if you are planning to step out, do not forget to apply high SPF sunscreen to the sunlight exposed parts of your body.
6. Always wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV Rays.
When you come out on a hot sunny day, do you regularly experience discomfort and pain in your eyes? Well, it is because of the excessive heat from the sun. Another thing to think about is wearing sunglasses wherever you go outside to protect your eyes. Many people think of sunglasses as just a fashion but they really protect your eyes from heat & light from the sun rays.
7. Remember to look after your hands & feet.
Majority of people think of face care only when it comes to skincare. But you know what hands & foot care is equally important and it adds to the person’s beauty. The first step is to properly moisturize your hands & legs at least twice a day or as needed by your skin.
Second, it is essential to keep your nails clean and in good shape. Never leave your nails half-painted, cracked, untrimmed, or dirty whenever you go out. If you are not interested in too much care, at least trim your nails and paint with decent colors time-to-time.
Quick Tip: Always carry a pocket-size moisturizer or hand cream with you.
1. Cover your hair
The sun may not appear to be harsh enough to damage your hair and scalp, but it is. Ultraviolet rays make your hair frizzy & dry than usual. Hence, cover your hair to protect them from dust & UV rays. You can invest in trendy & fashionable scarves to protect your hair without affecting your style statement.
2. Don’t skip oiling
Cold weather dries down your hair, and dry scalp and dandruff are the common winter problems. And, you can also avoid it by applying oil before washing your hair. Consider oiling at least once a week if not more.
Quick Tip: Try hot oil massage in winters; it will nourish your scalp as well as make your hair shinier.
3. Avoid excess heat
In the Winter, you should avoid exposing your hair & scalp to extreme temperatures. Washing your hair with hot water & using a dryer at high temperatures are the worst practices for your hair health in winters, and it will make your scalp dry and your hair dull & unhealthy. So, instead of hot water, consider washing your hair with lukewarm or cold water and let it air dry.
1. Moisturize your Lips
Lip chapping is quite common in the winter season. You can notice chapped skin around your lips no matter what brand of lip balm you apply. And, to be honest seriously, it is embarrassing as well. So, consider moisturizing your lips often with a high-quality of balm or petroleum jelly. #Quick Tip: Always carry a handy lip balm with you and apply it on your lips after every time you eat something.
2. Avoid using Matte lipsticks.
Matte lipsticks are dry, and they can make your lips even drier in winter. So, avoid using matte lip products in winter and opt for cream base, glossy lipsticks or tinted lip balms. Pigmented lipsticks moisturize your lips and give color to them.
3. Don’t forget to exfoliate your lips.
Exfoliating lips is not a very popular practice, but it is equally essential, just like face exfoliation. It will remove dead skin & dark pigmentation from your lips, nourish your lips and give them a nice texture. Consider using a good quality, silicon-free & vegan lip scrub for your lips and follow it by applying enriched lip moisturizer. The exfoliation process is the same as the face. But you should not do it more than once a week.
1. Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is the most important tip for better body care in winter. It is beneficial for your whole body, including hair & skincare. We tend to drink less water in winters since it is already chilly.\ But maintaining a hydration level is necessary for better functioning of the body parts. Drinking plain water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated, instead, you can consume liquid in any form. Take warm water, tea, coffee, yogurt and eat watery fruits like oranges to fulfil the liquid quantity of your body.
2. Consume Healthy Diet
Regardless of season, weather & health condition, intake of a healthy diet is essential. In winter, people prefer to eat more fast food but eating out every day might create a big issue for health. So, prefer eating out once a week and in a moderate amount and compensate for it by having a fully nutritious meal or having fruit or a glass of milk to maintain the food balance of the body.
Quick Tip: Always carry fruit or healthy snacks options in your bag to avoid mid-time food cravings. Learn here more about healthy substitutes while eating out.
We understand that no one would want to leave their comfy blankets to go for a walk or sweat out in the gyms, but it is really important to exercise. Working out not only makes you fit but also helps to keep you warm during the winter. You can work out any time of the day if you are unwilling to do it early in the morning. You can also break up your training regime into portions. For example- if you work out 1 hour a day, you can split it into two sessions of 30 minutes. It will help you maintain your fitness program while eating out without acquiring extra calories.
4. Avoid anything that irritates your skin.
The cold weather necessitates the use of sweaters & jackets which sometimes irritates our skin. As a result, it is essential to select good quality fabrics that suit the skin. Do not buy or wear anything that looks fashionable but might be uncomfortable for your body. Consider investing in quality products to avoid anything that irritates your skin.
On final thoughts:
If you have read above, then now is the time to implement these tips into your daily routine. Also, don’t forget to take care of yourself and your loved ones and share this blog with your friends and family. Take best care of yourself with these tips to enjoy winters.
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