As the winter months continue, we all want to retreat inside and get under the blanket. While there is plenty to enjoy about the cool change, a combination of outdoor weather and low humidity from indoor heating is often unfriendly to skin. During winter, skin is prone to dryness and damage, however there are some tips to prevent these for your loved one.
Sixty and Me talks through some simple methods of keeping skin radiant and healthy during the cold.
Helping your loved one develop a habit of moisturising and knowing the right moisturisers to use can make a world of difference.
Moisturisers are made to prevent drying by acting as a barrier that stops water content from escaping the skin. It is recommended for your loved one to use oil-based rather that water-based moisturizers as the protective layer formed by oil is more effective at preventing water loss. If at a loss for what product your loved one should use, it can be handy to look out for ‘night creams’ as they are frequently oil-based.
The lips are particularly prone to becoming flaky or cracked during winter and can easily be forgotten when thinking about skincare. Using lip balm will keep your loved one’s lips bright and healthy.
Drinking plenty of water is always beneficial to your loved one. It is important to avoid dehydration of the skin by replenishing the water content easily taken by it from heat sources when it is cold. And as drinking cold water may not be the most pleasant in winter temperatures, it is a great chance for your loved one to drink hot teas instead. There are many teas that also carry additional health benefits such as green tea that possesses many antioxidants and oolong tea which is found to lower bad cholesterol.
Skincare is very important but still just one part of your loved one’s health. For their skin to be healthy it is essential that your loved one continues to embrace a balanced lifestyle. This includes eating nutritious foods that will provide nourishment, having plenty of sleep every night, and being physically active too. It is also recommended for your loved one to eat more natural fats during winter as it will help their body keep warm.
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