Having a skin care routine as per your skin type is something which all dermatologist and beauticians stress upon the most. To have that lit from within glow and baby soft even skin, its important to follow some simple steps in your skin care for maintain a healthy skin. Here are a few steps which I think are a must to follow for dry skin, and it becomes even more important during winters since dry wind and chilly weather can easily make your skin even more dry and flaky.
Step 01. Cleanse the Dirt Out
Once winter hits, skin stops producing as much sebum, so it’s important to maintain your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Switching to a non-foaming, cream-based, or oil cleanser will help moisturize your skin and replenish its natural oils. When buying a creamier cleanser always look for the ingredients list for : glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides. All of these ingredients work to bind water to your skin, which will better hydrate your face and prevent damage throughout the day and are a must have for your winter skin care.
Step 02. Gentle Exfoliation
Exfoliation is as important as any other step of the beauty and skin care routine. However you might want to reduce the frequency of exfoliation during winter and even opt for more chemical/natural exfoliates instead of physical exfoliates. You can even use a homemade mild exfoliating scrub with baking powder or applying natural exfoliate like milk or lemon on your skin.
Step 03. Toning for Tighter Skin
Toning is very important to tighten the skin. Always use a mild toner that suits your skin rather than one loaded with chemicals. A harsh toner could disturb your skin’s PH levels. It not only tightens your skin but also prepares it for the moisturizer and serum you are about to apply to the face.
Step 04. Serum for Oh So Smooth Skin
Serums are made of very small molecules, which allows the skin to absorb them quickly and deeply. Vitamin C has been proven to increase skin elasticity, stimulate collagen synthesis, and boost the skin’s immune system, as well as repair damages caused by external elements. The vitamin C serum is also high in antioxidants, which increase water absorption in your skin. Always choose the serum wisely as it can increase your skins health manifolds if chosen the right one as per your skin type.
Step 05. Moisturize for that Glowy Glow
Harsh winds, freezing temperature and dry indoor heating is a recipe for dry skin. The most obvious and important way to fight flakiness is to apply moisturizer as a part of your skin care routine. Consider a heavy-duty moisturizer that is non-comedogenic (i.e., won’t cause you to break out) and contains ceramides, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid, which attract and lock in moisture. Even in the winter, it’s important to apply SPF. So before you complete your routine, swipe on a light layer of SPF to protect yourself from the UV rays.
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