Tuesday, 11 July 2017

An After-Winter Guide to Revitalising Dry and Damaged Skin

Tuesday, 11 July 2017




























With summer finally here, now is as good a time as ever to step up your beauty regime - but that doesn't mean winter didn't leave some marks, especially on your skin. Due to the cold and windy winter weather, your skin has been dried out, and now it’s the perfect time to do something about this. Let’s take a look at the after-winter guide to revitalising dry and damaged skin that we have prepared for you.



Drink a lot of water

If you want to revitalise your skin after a long winter, drinking more water should be your first step. This is both the easiest and the cheapest way to take care of yourself, but it seems that we often forget it. However, if you don’t hydrate your body from the inside, all the expensive cosmetic products which you use will have no effect. So, pour yourself a glass of water. Cheers!

Avoid heavy cosmetics

Another very important rule for this summer – let your skin breathe! Get rid of all the heavy cosmetics that you have used during the winter and go for some lighter organic beauty products. They will revitalise your damaged skin without leading to clogged pores and consequential acne breakouts. Organic products are simply a must-have this season since not only are they beneficial for you, but for the environment as well as they don’t contain any toxic substances.





Exfoliate

A crucial step of every skincare routine is exfoliation. Its main task is to remove all the dead skin cells, thus allowing faster cell renewal. You should use an exfoliating body cream daily after you take a shower. It will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your skin and soften it significantly. However, not only will exfoliation refresh your skin, but it will prevent premature ageing in the long run as well.




























SPF is obligatory

No matter the forecast where you are, sunscreen is a must and a suitable SPF for your skin-tone is mandatory: the UV light from the sun will damage your skin and, what’s even worse, could lead to skin cancer. Additionally, since your skin has been dried out from the winter, you can go for a moisturiser with SPF instead of using a regular sunscreen. It will serve both as a sun protection and a much-needed hydration.


Improve your diet

Another important step on your journey towards healthy and fresh skin is creating a proper diet plan. You should start by reducing the intake of unhealthy beverages, like coffee and alcohol, since they dehydrate your body. Additionally, you should enrich your diet with vitamins. So, instead of stuffing yourself with fast food, start eating fruit, vegetables and all other foods rich in nutrients. Remember that you can’t look healthy if you don’t eat healthy food.

Use gentle soaps

If you want to prevent your skin from drying out even further, you should exclusively use gentle organic soaps. So, the next time when you decide to buy some soap, check out the list of ingredients first. If it contains perfumes, antibacterial components or deodorants, stay away from it. Instead, try to find those which contain only natural ingredients. Once you start using them, you’ll notice a huge difference – no more irritations, no more dry skin.
As you can see, it’s very important that you find a way to revitalise your skin after a long and harsh winter. The options are numerous, but you have to make sure that they are suitable for you. So, instead of following suggestions blindly, try out these options and see which one works best for you and your skin type.




Guest post by Zara Lewis

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