We probably aren’t alone in saying that we haven’t treated our skin the best we could have last year. But, that’s okay because 2020 was definitely a tough year for everyone. Now’s the time to change that, bounce back, and work towards doing better in showing the care that we deserve to ourselves. We’re going to be talking about some tips to take care of your skin during these harsh, dry, and cold months!
Get a broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen.
It might sound odd to put on sunscreen in winter, especially as we’re used to only needing it on hot and sunny days outside. However, as long as the sun is out, there are still UV rays that can dehydrate your skin and cause premature wrinkles. Also, snow and ice can actually reflect up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays! This means that you’ll be getting hit by both the UV rays from the sun, and the UV rays reflected from the ice and snow for almost 1.8 times the amount of UV you’d usually get. So, just take an extra minute to apply sunscreen on your face before your makeup when you go out!
Transition to an oil cleanser.
If you find your skin gets noticeably more dry during winter while using your normal skincare routine, try swapping your foam cleanser for an oil cleanser. Oil cleansers, like our Nanacoco Cleansing Oil, are great because instead of scrubbing or wiping your makeup off, you can gently massage your face while removing impurities. Just rinse it off with lukewarm water, and your skin should be feeling soft and supple without feeling greasy! Cleansing oils are better as they help preserve the natural oils in your face, which helps maintain moisture.
Lower temperature or take shorter showers.
We know we all want to take scorching hot showers to warm ourselves up during winter, but we need to resist the temptation as doing so will make skin extremely dry. It may be hard to give up on your comforting hot showers completely, so to compromise either lower the temperature, or spend less time in the shower. It may seem like something small, but considering how frequently we shower, it all adds up!
Keep yourself and your skin hydrated.
This is something that can be done regardless of what season it is. Make sure you’re drinking ample amounts of water throughout the day to keep you and your skin hydrated. In addition, you can use moisturizers, face masks, and facial mists to help amp up your skin’s hydration! We like to use our Nanacoco HD Perfection Fixing Spray to spritz our faces in the middle of the day to rehydrate our skin without ruining our makeup. Whichever you prefer to use is fine as long as your skin needs the extra hydration!
Carry hand cream wherever you go.
Our last tip is more for the hands than the face, but still just as necessary. These days people are paying attention to washing their hands or using hand sanitizer more frequently than before. It’s important to remember that while it is good to have clean hands, the soaps and sanitizers also remove natural oils and can dry out your hands. This, combined with the winter season can lead to your hands feeling extra dry. So, our simple fix is to just make sure you have hand cream with you when you go out, and keep one at home near the sink!
To ring in the new year, we’re celebrating with 20% OFF ALL SKINCARE NOW for the month of January! We hope everyone is staying safe and warm this winter season!