By: | Updated: 06/16/2017

10 Useful Skin Care Tips to Get Soft and Supple Skin During Winter

Many of us suffer from dry skin, especially during winter. It happens because our skin rapidly loses moisture to the environment. As a result of this process, it is not properly hydrated, which leads to the formation of parched lips, dry patches, and scales all over the skin surface. Using the right moisturizer, humidifier, natural oils as remedy is very important to get that soft and healthy skin. Follow these useful skin care tips in order to get that naturally radiant and fresh look without makeup that you always envied. 

1. Drink Water – and Lots of It

Do you know how to get rid of dark circles? The most recommended method for effective skin care is to drink water and lots of it (8-10 glasses a day). We don’t feel especially thirsty during winter as the weather is less humid and we don’t lose much water in the form of perspiration. But staying hydrated with the right amount of water intake is very important. Make sure that you always carry water when going outside in order to quench thirst and stay hydrated. It assists in making your skin look radiant and prevent it from drying, which may lead to flaky skin. 

2. Using a Humidifier

A humidifier emits water vapor into the air to increase the level of humidity. The environment which is less humid takes all the moisture from your skin. It also promotes bacteria and other microbes to carry air-borne diseases and spread. It is the reason why we fall sick in winter more often. When humidifiers are used correctly, they go a long way to taking care of dry skin, bleeding nose and chapped lips and help you maintain a glowing vibrant look.

3. Use Gloves!

A simple yet effective skin care tip is to use a good pair of gloves. They come in super handy during the cold weather of the fall and are the great way to protect your hands from the external elements. Apply a good amount of moisturizer and wear a pair of gloves, and your hands will easily remain moisturized all day long. Gloves are also an effective solution to prevent you from touching and popping pimples on your face regularly. Never do it when your hands are dirty because it will result in permanent marks all over your face.

4. Use a Sunscreen

Qualitative sunscreen is a must at all times of the year in your handbag. Sunscreen protects your skin by blocking the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. The higher the SPF (preferably more than SPF 15) of a sunscreen, the better. Ensure that you apply some sunscreen every 3-4 hours when you are out in the sun. You can also go for a product which is a combination of sunscreen and moisturizer for better results. 

5. Exfoliate Your Skin

Exfoliation is the practice of removing dead skin cells from the outermost layer of the skin. Your skin can shed from anywhere between 20000-30000 skin cells per minute. If one does not shed skin cells regularly, these cells accumulate and give rise to acne. So, it is very essential to use a good body scrub and a facial exfoliating product to aid in easy removal of the skin cells. Exfoliation should be done regularly, twice a week before going to bed. It will make your skin feel fresh. Do not forget to moisturize it afterwards.

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