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Combat Dry and Flaky Winter Skin With These 7 Mind-Blowing Hacks!

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Winter Beauty Hacks For Women
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Winter climate may bring a lot of fun things, like ice-skating and hot cocoa runs, however it can do a lot of things to your soft skin. The chilly climate, the diminished humidity, and the freezing winds all wear out your skin’s barriers. The outcome? Red, irritated and dry skin.

During those couple of chilling months of the year that appear to keep going forever, your valuable skin experiences (A) dryness, (B) flakiness, (C) bluntness, or (D) all of the abovementioned. Goodness, and remember breakouts as well! Zits never go on holidays

Cruel wintry conditions can unleash havoc on the skin, stripping it of its natural oils and moistures and leaving it feeling dry, irritated and sometimes very tight.

Read How You Can Cure Your Chapped Lips

The chilly, dry air outside and the dry, warmed air inside ambush our skin’s hindrance.

Sadly, we cannot simply hibernate in our homes all winter. But the good news is there are a couple of simple tricks and hacks you can try that will make them look and feel better in the blink of an eye. Get
out your charming, merry outfits and put your best face forward
with these simple winter hacks. 

Add A Touch of Oil To Your Moisturizer

Oil And Moisturizer
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As the winds cut against your face and your body readjusts to overdone heating, your skin goes through such extremes on a daily basis that it’s no wonder it can end up chapped, flaking, and peeling. It’s at this time that your moisturizer is really put to the test to see if it can stand up against all that winter throws your way (Some Moisturizers Which Won’t Fail You).

Unfortunately, more often than not, you find out that no matter how much you moisturize, it’s just not cutting it. This is where oils come in to save the day. Adding a few drops of oil to your moisturizer will provide extra nourishment and healing that your moisturizer is missing out on.

Oils mixed in moisturizers work together to deeply nourish your skin while preventing premature signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. It could be the extra boost your moisturizer is craving. Just add a few drops of oil to your moisturizer to bump up its ability to calm and smooth your skin.
{Read The Importance Of Moisturizers}

Exfoliate

Exfoliate
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All that heat can lead to a dry, flakey scalp—yuck! This is no good, especially if you like to wear darker colors. Luckily, there’s a simple fix—just grab some refined sugar and exfoliate. Exfoliating in the winter may seem counterintuitive, but it’s actually the key to clear, glowing skin. The granules of sugar will gently exfoliate and slough away dead skin cells. To help maintain a nice glow, it is still okay to exfoliate one to two times per week in the winter months to help eliminate the dead skin on the surface which can lead to dullness.
(Read How You Can Add A Glow To Your Dark Shin)

Better Moisturizer for Face and Body

body and face moisturizer
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Dry winter air requires a different, heavier moisturizer than the summer months. Creams can get pricey, so at the very least, consider switching your night cream. Creams and lotions can be pricey, but you don’t need fancy ingredients or a hefty price tag to have glowing skin (We’ve sorted some of the best face moisturizers for you). Using a good hydrating lotion can make you look youthful while the boosters in the lotion moisturize your face without leaving a greasy residue. It also doubles as a primer, saving me an extra step in my makeup routine. Cold weather can be very damaging and dangerous to your skin, and during these chilly months winter, your skin wants two types of moisturizers.
[Read Why Should You Moisturize Your Face]

One of them being a moisturizer that acts as a barrier on the skin to prevent moisture loss and the other one is the one which helps moisturize and hydrate your cells (Read more about moisturizer benefits here). Ingredients in moisturizers are usually divided into categories that include occlusive agents and humectants. Occlusive are ingredients that coat the skin’s surface to prevent water from evaporating, similar to plastic wrap. Along with moisturizing, you should always follow your cleansing step with moisturizing, ideally within five minutes to really trap that moisture into the skin. 
Some Of The Best Moisturizers

Keep Your Hot Showers to 20 Minutes or Less

shower time for a good winter skin
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As tempting as it is to take a long, hot bath or shower after a freezing cold day, limit yourself to 20 minutes. Hot water breaks down the lipids on the skin’s surface, and lipids are the key to keeping your skin moisturized. So taking long, hot showers will actually make your skin drier than it already is. 

Invest in a Humidifier

humdifier importance for a good winter skin
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The reason why our skin gets drier in the winter is that as the temperature drops, so does the humidity level, making not only your skin dry but the weather as well. This means that once it gets cooler, the water in your skin tends to evaporate quicker. As a result of the moisture evaporation, you can end up having flaky and dry skin.

Got Chapped Lips? Learn How To Cure Them!!

To make the situation it even worse, along with the freezing temperature outside that sucks the moisture away from your skin, the indoor heat could also leave your skin parched. To combat this, it’s worth it to invest in a humidifier, which are devices that work by emitting water vapor or steam, effectively increasing the moisture level in the air.

You definitely don’t need to break the bank when you buy one. Even smaller desktop ones, like this one, can help to soothe and hydrate the skin. They can also help to alleviate other winter-related issues like a dry, stuffy nose and chapped lips so it will not only help your skin but your health as well.

Lip basting will be your winter savior

Applying Lip Balm
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The winter weather isn’t very forgiving when it comes to your lips (to remove your chappiness here is what we suggest). But luckily, there’s a simple fix to this: Lip basting. Lip basting is when you apply a thick layer of ointment on your lips. Over the course of 10 minutes, your own body heats up the ointment and allows it to permeate your mucous membranes better resulting in intense hydration that lasts longer.
(How Is Lip Balm Different from Lip Gloss??)

Apply Lotion While Still in the Shower

Lotion in shower for a good winter skin
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Is your skin so dry it’s crying? Then apply lotion while you’re still in the shower. Towel dry and then apply lotion head-to-toe while still standing in your steamy shower and let the lotion sink in. The heat and steam from your shower allow the lotion to absorb more efficiently.

Essential Winter Skin Care Tips That Will Bring Back The Glow Of Your Skin!

Even though the chilly winter is known for bringing with itself patchy skin and dryness, it doesn’t have to be that way. If your skin is feeling rough and dull, try out one of these hacks to bring back life to your skin so you can stay glowing and dewy all winter long. 

Happy Winters! 

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