As the weather turns colder and more unfriendly it can take a toll on your skin. This is particularly true of your face and hands, which are likely to be the most consistently exposed part of your body. Luckily there are a few simple measures you can take to stop your skin becoming too damaged in the coldest months.
Side effects of cold weather on the skin can include dryness, redness and cracking. It can also have an exacerbating effect if you already suffer from skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. This means that a regular skincare routine using cleansing, moisturising and toning products is essential if you want to protect the skin and restore it to its firm and hydrated best. Do not wait until your skin is dry and damaged. The sooner you start taking care of your skin the healthier it will be.
Wearing a peel off face mask
A peel off face mask is one way you may want to protect and refresh your face. You can wear it for long enough for it to have an impact, then easily remove it for immediate results. Different types of mask can come with different benefits. For instance, a mud face mask may exfoliate the skin and help unclog your pores, as well as absorbing oils and impurities. Similarly, a charcoal face mask can also help remove toxins and dead skin cells. These may be combined with other ingredients such as tea tree or aloe vera, both of which are proven to have positive effects on the skin.
Whatever products you use, it is important to remember that everyone’s skin is slightly different. What you need if your skin tends towards dryness may be different to what you need if you have oily skin. If you know your skin is sensitive, be extra careful whenever trying a mud face mask, as it could cause some irritation.
The other important thing is to ensure you are treating your skin regularly. You should be moisturising morning and evening, as well as after a bath or shower or even when washing your hands. It is also important apply emollients before and after exposing your skin to the outside. This is particularly true for the sensitive areas such as the hands and face.
These are just a few tips for how you can look after your skin during Autumn and Winter. There are other factors to consider, and everyone’s skin is slightly different. What is important is that you find the best products to keep your skin healthy, even when facing the worst weather.