How To Take Care Of Your Body In Winter?
I personally love the winter season. Wearing Oversized jackets, coats, and all. These all things are good but taking care of your skin is also important. You’re getting older day by day, taking good care of your skin is mandatory.
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1. Get enough sleep
Seriously, you just woke up? Well, start before your goal light goes off. Now, have breakfast and a cup of tea. Think, what if I woke up and went to work after a full shower? Have a productive day, your skin will thank you.
2. Ditch the facial oils
Once I started loving natural ingredients in my skincare routines, I was so used to buying chemical-based oils that I missed one thing; all the oils and exfoliating oils I was using weren’t hydrating.
At first, I didn’t think I would find a way to incorporate this into my routine but what began as skincare tweaks quickly evolved into a habit. I just used to try to solve a cleanse problem when my skin was achy and dry. Now it’s just something I do to look good.
I’ve started using greenery as a skin exfoliator (not to be confused with mineral oil) and it clears my skin as if my skin is being heated. I recently wrote about how greenery should be added to your skincare routine (we call it Step 1). Greenery hydrates and exfoliates your skin. Some oils like rose water that I’ve used to exfoliate are my all-time favorite skincare product but I can’t recommend them enough.
3. Start skincare early
Figure out a time that works for you. Your body will thank you. That’s something I never knew about myself. I like to read about skincare but it’s always about the numbers and no amount of reading will help. Your body will thank you later.
4. Start exfoliating
I’m not a fan of facial oils or using acid for facials. I still get angry when I see the pile of makeup my skin transforms into. The acids, the oils, and the hydrating creams can irritate your skin and ruin it. I like to exfoliate my skin more often to prevent redness and inflammation.
I just exfoliate a few times a week (if I’m lazy) and as I’m sure you’ve heard, exfoliation will not only exfoliate your skin but give you smooth and radiant skin. It will also leave your skin more hydrated (which is great in winter).
A basic rule in skin care is that your skin needs water. It is uncomfortable and doesn’t smell nice if you don’t have water. Depending on your skin type, your skin needs different amounts of water.
You might need to make the transition from hydrating creams to hydrating oils. Hydrating oils are great for all skin types because they provide moisture. You can use your lotion or oil to hydrate.
6. Use an oil cleanser
I like to try different products for my skin types. I also use a toner daily (and a cleanser that my sister made for me) to get the best results. Most rinses with oils don’t kill bacteria. The oils can add to your skin’s pH levels and your skin won’t like it.
Here’s my toner recipe:
- 1 cup water
- a drop of rose water
- a lemon juice
- 1 cup tea bags
- 1/4 teaspoon rose water
- ground sesame seeds
- a lemon juice
- A teaspoon of honey
- a teaspoon of sesame seeds
Mix well and add the oil. Let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse the area thoroughly. Rinse the surface with water for 15 seconds. Rinse carefully. Start the deodorizing process by blending it all together.
7. Find a few gentle soaps
I’m a soap addict and I do get the best soap.
8. Choose a natural cleanser
Most skincare cleansers are harsh so I usually go for the gentle ones. You can buy either pre-packed or pre-pressed soaps and mix them with your oil. The pre-pressed soap is more gentle but does not cause any irritation. The pre-packed soap does not condition but allows you to absorb the active ingredients.
If you choose pre-packed soap, use it on your body alone. Make sure to watch out for plastic bottles which may have an irritation causing preservatives inside of them. You will still want to add more water as you need more soap to reach the body surface. You can add a little pre-packed soap to your skin as you need.
9. Use a cleanser with a pH level of your choice
All waters also have the same pH level