Tuesday, 31 January 2012

How to protect your skin from cold? 5 tips to keep your skin glowing during winter.

The cold is here and everyone is freezing in Hong Kong! It mean one thing: time has come for you to update your skincare to prevent your skin from losing its glow.

Here are 5 tips that will help you go through this though time of the year.
For some people cold weather mean dry skin on the face , hands and feet. But for others it may be even worse: skin flaking, cracking, even eczema...

1- Ditch that heater!
Heaters are really bad for two simple reasons: they drop humidity but also dry out your pretty skin.
Instead invest in warm jammies, good quality cotton bedsheets and don't forget to open your windows in the morning to get some fresh air in your apartment before you'll keep keep your windows closed all day to retain the heat.
Ohhh BTW, the same thing is to apply to the long and hot showers.... Forget them , they just dry out your skin and actually strips your skin of natural essential oil

2- Winterize your skin care
The cosmetics you use during summertime and wintertime are really different. Winter has arrive and time has come to buy a good hydrating serum. Switch to a nourishing creamy cleanser and do not forget to apply your serum before your moisturizer in the morning and night.
another tip is also to add some nourishing oil to the water of your bath (for the lucky ladies who have a bathtub in Hong Kong !)

3- Introduce Anti-aging skin care
With cold weathers you skin will dehydrate really quickly and get more and more dull... This is your skin's aging process speeding up and you need to stop that ! Introduce your skin to a retinol based product for it will help accelerate your skin's cell turnover and give you more chance to get back your youthful glow. Last but not least it will prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles.

4- Use Sunscreen
If you go out in the street and there is enough light for you to read a newspaper it means that there are enough UV rays that contributes to wrinkles, skin spots and skin cancer. Use a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or above.

5- Exfoliate your skin
Winter is not the time of the year to skip exfoliation. It helps remove dead layers of skin. Do it once a week in the shower and it will keep your skin looking glowing and radiant.

1 comment:

  1. I love these tips! Thank you so much!!! :)