Undoubtedly, a whole lot of us prefer summer to winter. It must probably be the need to eat as much ice cream, or the sun filter for our bomb ass pictures during vacations. Plus, summer's that period you get to attend as many concerts and hangout with your friends. Summer just seems to give a bit of everything, many of which are good of course. When you say summer, it's basically sun, flowers and fun! You most definitely won't consider a beach party during winter, will you? Why then won't you love summer?
Winter isn't pretty much as bad either way you think of it. Sometimes, you just want to get on tons of extra clothes and winter provides that opportunity. For our beauty enthusiasts, winter creates room for a different worry, dry and flaky skin. It's frustrating and almost depressing to watch your skin go from a 100 to 0 during winter. But hey, who says you can't have a great skin during winter? It probably takes a little more effort but what it do baby?
For starters, you should consider your choice of food. It isn't just the skin care products lined up on your dresser for use, the foods you eat have ample effect on your skin too. "You are what you eat" sounds familiar, no? Almonds are rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants which are important for general skin health and appearance. They are helpful for a number of skin disorders and can aid skin repair by fighting off free radicals.
Carrots on the other hand, contain betacarotene and lycopene which are a great protection from UV damage. Spinach contains a couple of essential vitamins and is of course very beneficial. Other options include coconut, avocado, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and green tea. The consumption of water-rich, low-sugar fruits such as berries and kiwis and extra virgin olive oil is also very beneficial.
Exfoliating is an essential piece of skincare during any season, as it clears away dead cells from your skin's surface and allows other products, like moisturizer, to fully penetrate the skin.
The skin requires oil and water and while a moisturizer supplies the latter, oils help in sealing the moisture. Without oils, you might just keep applying a moisturizer without feeling hydrated.
Moisturize daily, your face and hands especially, as often as you can. Avoid licking your lips and/or chewing on them, get a lip balm instead. Avoid going out with your wet hair to prevent breakage. Hair dryers and the rest of them aren't suitable options either, but if you must, conditioning is necessary.
Finally, wear comfortable clothes that are not itchy and won't cause skin irritation. Steer clear of wet clothes, except you want to experience a bout of itching. What more? Limit shower time and apply sunscreen. The use of sunscreens shouldn't be limited to summer. The anthem is more moisture, yeah? Investing in a humidifier will do a bit of the job too.
Winter or not, we're keeping our beauty regimen nothing less than a hundred percent. Glowing skin in winter? Hell yes!