8 Tips for Get Radiant Skin in the Winter

radiant skin!Summer is great and your skin feels alive. However, when winter is in its full swing, dryness is at its peak.

Low humidity can turn into a nasty enemy for your skin, and most people find relief only in scratching. During the dry months of the winter, the skin can become withered and shriveled; moreover, you start to become uncomfortable.

According to Bonnie LaPlante, the lead esthetician at the Canyon Ranch resort in Lenox, Massachusetts: “As soon as you turn on the heat indoors, your skin starts to dry out. It does not matter what you heat your house with, the skin will get dry.”

But you don't have to accept defeat in the way against dry, scaly skin in the wintertime. There are a number of things that you can do to make winter skin the best it can be.

Here are a number of really easy to follow tips:

Drink More Water

Everything has a natural way of keeping itself healthy, and skin is no different. In order to make your skin look healthy and glowing, drink lots and lots of water, for water is the main source of moisture for your skin. By water, we mean just that. Not coffee or alcohol. Caffeine and alcohol intake can only take moisture out of your skin, making it worse!

Use a Humidifier

Whenever you turn on the heat indoors with the windows closed, the moisture within the room begins to decrease. In order to prevent this from drying out your skin, consider using humidifiers. If you do not want to invest too heavily, you can boil water on your stovetop, increasing the overall humidity in your home.

Use an Oil Based Moisturizer

Moisturizers that contain more natural oils are better for your skin. By more, we mean ointments that contain a similar ratio to 80% oil and 20% water. Applying these types of creams creates a layer of oil on your body that prevents the moisture from escaping from your skin. A word of caution though - do not use ointments on areas of your body that tend to sweat.

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Take Baths in Luke Warm Water

Winter is a season in which you constantly want to stay warm. However, taking hot water baths will only strip your skin of its natural oils, causing it to be dry and flakey. Go for a lukewarm water bath or shower instead.

Avoid Bubble Baths

Soap and other detergents have bases like sodium hydroxide in them. These are hydrophilic (water loving) in nature, and they absorb the moisture from your skin quickly. So take a normal water bath instead.

Use a Body Brush

Dry skin is dead skin. In order to remove this dead skin, scrub your skin using a body brush. You can do this either dry or while bathing. Scrubbing is an efficient way of getting your body to get rid of all dead skin clinging to it.

Frequent Oil Massages

Oil massages are also a good way of getting rid of dead skin and create a layer of oils that prevent moisture from escaping from your body. It is also extremely relaxing and helps after a hard day’s work. Argan and Coconut Oil are great for the skin!

Wash your Hands Less Frequently

Washing your hands takes out a lot of your skin's natural oils. If you do wash your hands, be sure to dry them completely before exposing them to the wind, as it may cause cracked skin and dryness.

Do you have your own methods of preventing dry skin in the winter? Leave a comment below!

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Giordana Milanesi

Giordana is an Italian writer specializing in women's health. She's a mom living in Lecco, Italy. English is not her native language, but she loves to write and contribute to blogs like EndHealth.

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