The winter has finally arrived. There is something mystical about the winters, which brings everyone closer together. There are numerous reasons to love winters; after all, who doesn't like to have a cup of hot chocolate while snuggling in their cozy blankets or putting on their favorite coats and play in the snow. Snow or no snow, no matter where we live, the cold winters are why our warm hearts yearn for love. While everyone talks about the winter as a harsh and cruel season, we tend to believe, to quote H. Tuttle, "Every winter has its spring." It completely depends on us to which side of the winter we have to have our focus on.
We think each of us has a soft corner for winter in our hearts, but it's the anxiety of how winter will treat us that makes us run away from it. But worry no more, "Kehte hain agar Kisi cheez ko dil se chaho toh poori kaaaynaat use Tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai." We will be your kaaynaat and help you live and love through this wonderful weather.
So let us walk into a winter wonderland with The Beauty Sailor, where we tell you about do's and dont's for your skin's winter care.
To have healthy food has to be your first priority in winters. While we crave hot pies and other warm, comforting food, we have to acknowledge our body's need for a healthy and nutritional diet for our body as well. The immunity is built from the inside, so as important as it is to take care of our outside, the inside must be strengthened equally well. We suggest you look for root vegetables since they are fresh produce in winter. Being rich in Vitamin A and C, they ensure immunity and boost collagen content. Drinking beetroot juice will let detoxify your skin from within and lead to a natural glow. Make the supplements with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids a part of your diet. Now we are ready to fight the inside; let us move on to the outer parts.
Having a long, steamy shower is undoubtedly the best part of the cold winter days. The feel of warm water touches our body surely feels like an affectionate hug. But no matter how affectionate it feels, you should know, taking hot showers in winters is an absolute No-No. The studies suggest that bathing with hot water leads to skin dehydration. The hot water also removes the essential oils that are present on the surface of your skin. If the water makes your skin look red, it means water is hotter than what your body needs. Switch to lukewarm water instead of hot one. Limit your shower time; a longer shower doesn't mean that it will cleanse your body more. When using an automatic hand dryer, make sure to use it only until your hands are damp.
Cleansing and Exfoliation
The next step after knowing the right way to shower is how to cleanse. Since we know the skin is more prone to becoming dry in winters, choosing the right cleanser is very important. Most of the cleansers that are available to us contain alcohol and various other harmful fragrances and chemicals. We have to make sure that the product we are using has a creamy base. Cleansers like The Beauty Sailor's Avocado and Tea tree Oil face wash have the ability to cleanse your skin while keeping it moisturized. The vitamin A, D, and E present in avocado oil hydrate moisturize, and nourish your skin. It should be noted that the overall use of cleansing body and face washes should be lessened as compared to the winters. Exfoliation is as necessary for winters as it is in summer. It removes the dead skin layering from the top of your skin and helps in generating new cells. To exfoliate and nourish your skin simultaneously, try Walnut and Coconut Oil scrub by The Beauty Sailor.
Moisturizing your skin is the most crucial part of your winter skincare regime. The exposure to cold weather in winters makes the skin dry, chappy, and flaky. Switch your moisturizer from a gel/water-based to a cream/oil-based one. Water-based moisturizers may help the skin in summers, but in winters, one should not use them. One is supposed to apply moisturizer just after the shower for maximum benefit. This step will help your body retain moisture for a longer period of time. Be equally dedicated to moisturizing your hands and feet; they are the first-line fighters. Our favorite for your skin is The Beauty Sailor's Healthy and lustrous body lotion. It seals your skin with a protective layer and keeps it moisturized for a longer period of time. And if you have oily skin, we suggest you look for products that are non-comedogenic, like Ultra Nourishing light skin moisturizer by The Beauty Sailor. It would give extraordinary softness to your skin and also won't clog the pores. Ensure that your moisturizer has SPF; if not, don't forget to add sunscreen to your routine. In fact, using sunscreen is more important in winters. The cold winds of winter leave your skin dry, and hence the UV radiations have a better chance to harm them. So do not keep your skin exposed to UV radiation, especially in winters.
Protection from outer elements
Now that we are reaching the end, one thing to note is to protect your body from winters' outer elements. When you are going out, you have to have a good layer of clothing on you. You have to make sure that the woolen clothes don't directly touch your skin since they can aggravate dry skin, leading to dryness and itchiness. Wear light and breathable layers of clothes on your body, and then cover them with woolen material. Always- always keep a lip balm with you in your bag or jacket pocket. Scarves and gloves are also necessary to protect the sensitive area of your neck. When inside the room, turn on the humidifier, also ensure the thermostat is not too hot as it can dehydrate the skin but is comfortable.
"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold." and cheers, you have just gotten yourself ready for that . Go out and have the winter of your life.