Under cold weather conditions, our skin loses moisture through the cold and low humidity levels, which may trigger the appearance of dry, flaky skin. We are also more likely to turn our indoor heating up, which further contributes to moisture loss.
When our skin is dehydrated for a prolonged period of time, it can be more susceptible to environmental factors such as UV damage that breaks down collagen and elastin, thus accelerating skin aging.
Therefore, it is necessary to take special care of the skin when living in colder conditions. How should we take better care of our skin and preserve its inner glow?
Here are five must-follow tips to keep your skin looking young and healthy under cooler temperatures.
Cold Weather Skincare Tip #1: Drink Plenty of Water throughout the Day
Since water plays a very important role in our body, we should always consume enough water, regardless of the season. In order to stay hydrated, we need to drink about 2 liters of water a day.
As our skin loses moisture from the cold and dry weather, drinking water throughout the day can help maintain healthy skin. Besides replenishing moisture, it also improves metabolism and aids our body’s waste removal process.
Try having warm water as much as possible, especially in colder months. Warm water is not only soothing when you are feeling cold, but it may also temporarily boost circulation, which leads to an increase in body temperature, keeping you warm.
In addition, drinking antioxidant-rich beverages that are low in calories may further delay visible signs of aging and keep unwanted pounds away at the same time.
Enjoy healthy hydration with Sunrider’s Fortune Delight®! It is packed with four times the concentration of vital nutrients and antioxidants found in traditional green tea, at just 10 calories per cup. This concentrated herbal tea has zero fat, sugar, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners, making it suitable for consumption every day.
Cold Weather Skincare Tip #2: Use Moisturizing Skincare Products Regularly
Lower humidity levels from cooler conditions can dehydrate your skin, so it is important to keep your skin moisturized. For dry skin, it is recommended to regularly use a facial masque that directly supplies moisture to the skin.
Sunrider’s Kandesn® Revitalizing Masque provides sufficient nutrition and moisture to the skin to prevent skin dryness and help maintain skin elasticity. Use it at least once a week to prevent your skin from drying out and promote long-lasting hydration.
Cold Weather Skincare Tip #3: Apply Moisturizer Immediately after Bathing
Nothing beats a hot shower during a cold day. After a bath, you should apply moisturizer all over your body to keep your skin hydrated.
When water gradually evaporates from your skin after a bath, it can leave the skin feeling dry. Hence, it is beneficial to “lock in” that moisture while the skin is still somewhat damp.
Sunrider Kandesn® Hand & Body Lotion is enriched with vitamins and antioxidants from herbal extracts to nurture and protect the skin. Keep your skin moisturized every day with this naturally refreshing, pH-balancing formula!
Cold Weather Skincare Tip #4: Maintain Indoor Temperature between 20-22 degrees Celsius and Use Mist Products
When it comes to setting indoor heaters, the optimal temperature range for keeping our skin healthy is between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius because it allows our body to maintain its core temperature without additional stress.
To alleviate potential moisture loss as you go about your daily activities, spraying a mist product on your face from time to time helps prevent skin dryness.
Sunrider’s Kandesn® Pure Beauty Water’s delicate blend of botanical extracts resets your skin’s natural pH level after cleansing to balance and hydrate. This skin-loving vegan formula can be easily sprayed on the skin anytime, anywhere to prevent skin dryness and help maintain glowing, hydrated skin.
Cold Weather Skincare Tip #5: Apply Sunscreen, Especially When Going Outdoors
Did you know that one of the major causes of skin aging is exposure to UV rays? Even though the sun’s rays vary in intensity through the four seasons, UV protection should be taken into consideration all year round.
When the skin is exposed to UV rays for a prolonged period, it causes damage to the DNA in skin cells, which may affect skin elasticity.
Oi-Lin® Sunmilk Sunscreen SPF30 contains natural ingredients that help provide long-lasting sun protection. Hyaluronic acid and botanical squalene have powerful antioxidant properties, protect our skin, and provide a moisturizing effect. In addition, aloe juice soothes skin irritated by UV rays.
Hydration during Cold Weather is Key to Healthy Skin
As you can tell from the cold weather skincare tips shared, it’s super important to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.
Whether it is using a moisturizer or drinking lots of water, this plays a crucial role in optimizing nutrients reaching the skin’s cells, flushing away toxins, and rejuvenating the skin for a glowing, youthful complexion.
Trust us — your skin will thank you for taking good care of it!
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