Many people think that once winter arrives, they can simply bundle up under a few layers of clothing and forget about their regular skin care regime. However, during this cold time of the year, it’s just as important to ensure that your skin receives the right amount of care. Here are a few winter skin care tips that will help keep your skin looking radiant and glowing – regardless of how cold it may be outside.

Moisturize Daily

The skin is more prone to dryness during winter, which is why it is essential to moisturize regularly. When choosing a product, it should contain substances such as Vitamin E, Shea butter or any other natural moisturizing ingredients, as these are not only affordable; they are among the most effective ingredients available. During this time of the year, your moisturizer should also be oil-based instead of water-based, as this will enable it to help preserve the skin’s moisture for as long as possible.

Use Sunscreen

Many people forget that the effects of the sun’s UV rays are just as harmful to their skin during winter. Your chosen sunscreen should be a broad spectrum product, as this will provide as much skin protection as possible. Using a sunscreen that provides an SPF factor of 30 or more will help protect the skin from sun damage as well as snow damage when you spend time outdoors. Sunscreen should be applied approximately 30 minutes before going outdoors for any length of time.

Exfoliate Regularly

Exfoliating not only leaves your skin feeling tingly and refreshed; it also helps remove most of its dead cells, making way for new skin to grow. To obtain the best results, it is recommended that you use a product containing tiny gel-based micro-beads, as these will not only remove dead skin; they will be gentle enough to not cause any damage to your skin in the process. However, products containing mineral salts or even sugar crystals will usually work just as well. Most dermatologists recommend that your skin be exfoliated approximately once a week.

Drink Enough Water

This point cannot be stressed enough, as most people forget that the body can become dehydrated just as quickly during winter. Although coffee, cocoa and hot chocolate may seem like tempting choices to help you thaw out, is still important to drink at least five to six glasses of pure water each day as well your favorite hot drinks. This will not only help keep your skin hydrated; it will also help flush the toxins from your body that cause your skin to look dull and lifeless.

When following the advice mentioned in these handy winter skin care tips, you can be sure that your skin will remain well-hydrated, while still looking as radiant as ever. If you suffer from dry or blotchy skin and find that off-the-shelf products are not helping, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment with a dermatologist as soon as possible. This will help prevent your skin from becoming damaged beyond repair.

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