During the cold months, the cold winds and the cold air that we come into contact with can wreak havoc on our skin. Often, people will tend to hide their skin away under wooly jumpers and thick jackets to protect themselves from the bitter cold. However, the skin needs to breathe and to enjoy the winter months too. It is also during these very cold months that the skin will tend to dry out and crack.
This blog will look at some of the biggest winter skincare mistakes that people make and how to avoid them to protect the skin.
Using Hot Water
Well, it's winter, and it's bitterly cold, so what's our first reaction? Of course, use hot water! While bathing or washing your face may feel good at the time, it is highly harmful to your skin.
The problem is that hot water dehydrates your skin. We understand your confusion: how can water dehydrate your skin? Unfortunately, hot water does this if you stay in it for an extended period. It extracts all of your skin's natural oils, damaging and irritating it while also robbing it of its natural moisturizing ability. Hot water harm the epidermis, the outermost layer of your skin that contains keratin cells that are responsible for locking in moisture. When these cells are disrupted, your skin becomes rough and dry.
Drinking Less Water
Another strange myth, similar to the one about not wearing sunscreen in the winter. Just because it's not hot or you don't feel thirsty doesn't mean you can go a long time without drinking water in the winter.
Ensure that you're drinking water at regular intervals. This will help to keep your skin and body hydrated.
Using Products in The Wrong Order
Although not specific to winter, it is a very common mistake that people make. CTM, which stands for Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturizing, is one of the most basic skincare terms. This is the sequence in which you should use your products.
Many people make the mistake of putting sunscreen on first, then applying moisturizer. When your sunscreen is too thick, it prevents your moisturizer from reaching your skin correctly. As a result, always apply sunscreen after applying moisturizer.
Avoiding a Face Serum
Make face serums a part of your skincare routine if you need to take extra precautions in the winter.
Face serums help in the reduction of blackheads and whiteheads on the skin. They benefit in the removal of dirt and sebum from your pores due to their antioxidant properties and exfoliating acids.
Going Out With Damp Skin
Many people have the bad habit of not completely drying their bodies after they get out of the bath. When you do this in the winter, the water on your body evaporates and takes the moisture with it, causing your skin to dry out quickly.
The same way we lick our lips to moisturize them when they are dry, but they end up drying out, even more, the same thing happens to the rest of your skin.
So, apply a moisturizer or a body lotion and avoid exposing your damp skin to the cold air outside.
We hope you enjoyed our article about winter skincare mistakes. We hope our information will help you to improve your skincare routine and protect your skin from the cold and dry winter weather. If you have any questions about skincare or want to learn more about the products we recommend, please contact us anytime at here. We always love hearing from our readers!