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Winter months are the least friendly on the calendar when it comes to your skin. After just a few days of running the heater or playing in the snow, your skin may end up looking like it has been in the deep freeze.

Shield your skin from the drying effects of cold temperatures and bitter winds. An ounce of dry skin prevention will be worth the effort when spring rolls around. Put into practice easy to use skin protection techniques and maintain silky smooth skin.

How to take care of skin in Winter naturally

These skin care tips will help you through the cold weather months. Winter skin can be looked after and look beautiful.

Keep sensitive skin moisturised and body wash without perfume if possible. Beauty is more than skincare but it can help to make you feel more you.

No Tongue

Lip licking is a bad habit, but in winter, it can result in chapped lips. Fight lip licking by avoiding lip products that contain scent or flavors. These little extras may be too tempting for your tongue to resist. Once a week, use a lip scrub to exfoliate dried skin from your lips. Follow that up with an application of soothing lip balm. When heading outdoors, roll on a lip balm that contains SPF.

Adjust the Thermostat

After Jack Frost visits, you’ll be tempted to lower the thermostat, but don’t! Keep your home at a moderate temperature, preferably between 65 and 70 Fahrenheit degrees. Running the heat too long will dry out your skin, your hair, and your body. Instead, roll out some area rugs and dig out your fuzzy slippers to keep your toes warm. Wear a cardigan or a long-sleeved shirt to keep the chill off your skin.

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Foot Treatments

Your feet get to hide most of the winter, but the cold temperatures and your rugged footwear may leave your feet dry and cracking. Protect your skin before “stepping out” with at-home foot treatments. Here is how you can moisturize and protect your feet in just minutes.

1. Slough off dead skin from your heels and toes by rubbing rough patches with a crystal buffer.
2. Soak your feet in warm water for a few minutes to soften the skin.
3. Dry your feet by patting them with soft towels.
4. Rub your feet with petroleum jelly.
5. Wrap your feet with cling wrap.
6. Cover your wrapped feet with a towel.
7. Sit back and relax for ten to fifteen minutes.
8. Remove your cling wrap and pat any excess petroleum from your feet.

Sunscreen Protection

The hot sunny days of summer are over, but you still need sun protection. Strong sun rays can burn and chap your skin even when the air temperature drops. Use a face and body moisturizer that contains sunscreen. Wearing foundation makeup adds an important barrier between your skin and winter weather. When you cannot wear foundation, wear some sunscreen.

Inside Out

Moisturize your skin from the inside out, adding omega 3 fatty acids t your diet. Foods that contain good oils will help fight dry skin and protect your skin with healthy body oils. If you are not a fish fan, take omega 3 fatty acid supplements and drink plenty of water.

No Hot Tubbing

Immersing your skin in hot water will open your pores and wash away essential oils that your body needs for protection. Who doesn’t dream of warming up in the hot tub on a cold winter, especially with someone you love?

However, if good skin health is important to you, this is one hot-dip you should skip. Limit your tub time, and keep the water temperature warm, not hot. Moisturize after every hand washes, bath, and shower. Adding good moisture to your skin will protect it from Old Man Winter.

Stay hydrated

Make sure that you are drinking at least two or three liters of water a day. This helps to keep your skin looking fresh and glowing. You could also buy a humidifier that helps keeps moisture in the air.

Use gentle products

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Hard eye creams and medical soaps can really take the goodness out of your skin. Use as many non-perfume products as possible to keep your skin looking healthy. If you are suffering from acne then have a look at creams with glycerin and ceramides in that help the skin to protect itself.

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Use good moisturiser

Look for moisturisers with vitamin B derivative called niacinamide that can help boost your skins natural oils.

Exfoliate little and often

If your skin is dry then don’t exfoliate at all as it can damage your skin. Keep it to a minimum and really watch if your skin is dry.

Laura x

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If you are looking for skin care tips for the extreme cold weather then this post is for you. It walks you through how to keep your skin clear in winter by Laura at My Beautiful Mess

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