5 Moisturizer Mistakes to Avoid This Winter
Skin is the largest organ of our body and our first defense line against any injury. But we need to protect it first for it to protect us. Moisturizing is the most important step for skin care regardless of any season. And while I’m pinpointing the importance of skincare let me clear one thing, skincare has nothing to do with gender. Both men and women need to take care of this blessing equally.
With the change in weather, one might need to make slight changes in their skin care routine. Winters mean facing dry and broken skin which, if not taken care of properly, can cause major skin problems. So, adding moisturizer in your daily skin care routine is much needed. But there are some do’s and don’ts while using it. Here we are going to discuss a few blunders to avoid this winter while using moisturizers.
Things to avoid:
Avoiding the below mentioned things can give you glowing and moisturizing skin.
1. Using your regular soap:
People, like myself, don’t care much about their regular soap. We go with whatever we find easily. But this winter season, we’re going to change it for the sake of our skin. Local soaps can take away the natural moisture from our skin. So, it’s better to switch to more hydrating soaps for winters. Goat milk soap and Dove works best for me.
2. The most hyped petroleum jelly:
We all have used petroleum jelly at some point in our lives. It’s the go to solution of dryness which is being used since the time of our ancestors. This gel might give temporary relief to skin, but it makes the skin drier in long term. So instead of gel-based moisturizers switch to cream-based one’s. For easily accessible and economical solutions, you can use Pond’s hydration cream.
I know I’ve emphasized enough on skin moisturizing, but this winter we’re also avoiding over-doing it. Using layers of such products can clog your pores and suffocate your skin which can cause acne. To avoid such situation, minimize your traditional 10-step skin care routine to 3 steps, including only cleansing, moisturizing and exfoliating.
4. Ignoring your hands, arms and feet:
We often synonymize skin care as facial care only. Whereas our hands and body require equal care and attention. This winter don’t forget to take equal care of your other body parts. Shea Almond and Shea Butter cream works well for hands and body.
5. Extra-long and hot baths:
Who doesn’t love a long hot bath in winters? However, you’ll want to avoid it once you get to know its consequences. Longer exposure to hot water can suck the natural oils out of our skin resulting in dehydration. We’ll need more moisturizers to compensate the effect. So, avoid taking long, hot baths in the winter season.
This winter season, as we upgrade our wardrobes, let’s upgrade our skincare game too! Naturally fresh skin makes you more confident. So, protect your skin from the harms of changing season and keep moisturizing. Happy winters! ❄