For a long time, skin care products were thought of as something that only women used. Men too have their share of ‘beauty woes’. A healthy skin care regimen is just as important for men as it is for women. Winter presents a unique set of challenges for skin care. Cold,dry air constantly running heaters leave your skin stripped of moisture. Dry skin is not only unattractive, but also uncomfortable as well.
Especially in winter when the weather is cold and dry the moisture inside the skin decomposes very quickly and the skin is much more exposed to bacteria and germs. The skin becomes dull, dark and loses its original Colour.
But let’s face it many men prefer a fuss free approach to skin care that is quick and easy to follow. Winter is well and truly upon us and while the majority will have swapped short sleeve tees for jumpers and denim jackets for parkas. But how many of us have actually thought about the changes we should be making to our grooming routines ? To avoid rough, scaly or itchy winter skin, take proper care of your face by following these tips given below.
A proper and a balanced diet like eating healthy vegetables, fruits and meat can refresh you from inside. It will help you to stay fit and will make your skin more fresh and prominent.
Drink Plenty of Water
You’re made up of about 70% of water. And because winter conditions are super dehydrating it is better to maintain a good level of hydration from the inside is important all the time, but so in winter. If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry,tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. Many people forget that the skin is an organ and that just like any other organ’s cell,skin cells are primarily made up of water. When cells are dehydrated, the organ doesn’t function as well as it would with lots of water. So it is essential to drink plenty of water to keep your skin clean and clear.
Spot Your Skin Type
The first step to proper skin care whether in winter or summer, is to know your skin type. Skin care products aren’t all the same and different products are designed for entirely different types of skin. If you have dry skin products intended for people with oily or greasy skin is going to dry you out more leaving your face cracked, raw and scaly. So it is best this winter to use your money on the right product.
You shed skin regularly as a part of your skin’s natural regeneration process,but in winter and as you age, this natural sloughing slows down Exfoliating speeds skin’s natural shedding up again and it enhances the results of your other products too. The gentlest and simplest way to exfoliate is to use your regular facial cleanser and wash using wash cloth. Apply light pressure and cleanse using circular motions. If you want better results than you can use a facial scrub to exfoliate dead skin. An exfoliating treatment will give dull winter skin a boost by clearing dead cells, leading to more even complexion. Aim to exfoliate twice weekly,in the shower after cleansing.
Once you have removed dead surface cells, you need to add moisture back into your skin. Pat a nice moisturizer on your skin don’t rub as it will make your skin more and more dry. The type of moisturizer you are using depends upon your skin type. Replenishing your skin’s natural moisture with a moisturizing agent helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles as well as restore the skin’s elasticity. In fact, if you do nothing else this winter,use a moisturiser.
Even though it’s cold,don’t forget to use sunscreen, ultraviolet rays are still strong during the winter and glare from snow can also cause skin damage. An easy way to combine some of your skincare steps is to use a moisturizer that contains SPF 30 or higher. Carry your moisturizer plus SPF with you wherever you go outside. The use of SPF prevents damage to your skin and fights signs of premature aging.