In these days, when I feel the winter season to the bone, hard days have started for your skin, hair and nails. Strong winds, dry air, and low temperatures can seriously damage your soft skin and hair.
If you are wondering what risks await you due to adverse environmental conditions during the winter months, how to combat these risks, what to do for a healthy and beautiful looking skin, pay attention to our winter care recommendations from top to bottom.
Unfortunately, our face is inevitably the part of the body that is most exposed to environmental factors. Therefore, of course, sometimes it may be necessary to take special care of our face, especially in winter cold. As the winter begins, the first thing to do is to abandon the abrasive cleaning products and to start with a more delicate cleanser and a slightly thicker moisturizer. During this period, cleansers containing lactic acid, the secret of Cleopatra's famous milk baths, are a good option as they purify the skin without irritating it. When we use a product rich in ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, shea butter and glycerin to intensely moisturize the skin, it will be very easy to achieve a soft skin.
When you think of dry skin, it shouldn't be the only earth you can think of. Especially in winter, arms, legs, hands and feet should not be forgotten. The best time to moisturize the whole body is in the first 3 minutes after getting out of the shower. It would be a good choice to use a body oil containing olive or grape seed oil as soon as the skin is still moist with the help of a soft towel after each bath. If the skin has symptoms of intense dryness such as dandruff and itching, then it may be necessary to use an intense moisturizer such as pure petroleum jelly.
The reason for the hair dandruff, which is sometimes annoying with itching, and sometimes an embarrassing social problem, is often the scalp that is too dry during the winter months. Drying of the scalp can also manifest itself in the form of electrification, coarseness and dullness in the hair strands. There are a few points to consider for healthy, silky looking hair.
First of all, reduce your bath frequency and shorten the time you spend in the bathroom. It is ideal to wash the hair 2-3 times a week during the winter. Duration of staying in the bath should not exceed 15 minutes. Avoid washing with very hot water. It may be helpful to opt for shampoos containing zinc pyritone or selenium sulfide. Using care oils containing vitamin E, olive oil or argan oil on the scalp for 1-2 hours before bathing will provide softness and shine in the hair. If you complain of breakage and frizz in the hair, you should avoid combing your hair while it is wet and harsh drying procedures. At the same time, using pure keratin oils while the hair is slightly moist will make it easier to comb and increase the durability of your hair.
As winter begins, get a lip balm that you can easily carry in your pocket. Those containing beeswax or lanolin may be preferred. Lanolin softens the lips, prevents water loss from the skin and keeps the skin moist. Apply a thick layer of moisturizer and repeat frequently throughout the day.When strong winds cause cracking and thick crusts on the dry lips, you can gently remove any excess crusts on the lips using a soft toothbrush or a moistened cotton swab.
Hands are the part of our body that is exposed to the most harmful environmental factors. Considering how many times they have been washed all day, it can be understood how much care should be taken. It will be necessary to make some changes to your cleaning shopping list during the winter months. In this period, it is necessary to prefer solid bar glycerine soaps rather than liquid soaps, not to wash hands with very hot water and to dry thoroughly after each washing. Choosing moisturizers that contain water-in-oil urea as a moisturizer, keeping your cream right next to the sink will make it easier to repeat after each wash frequently. Do not forget to use gloves during your daily cleaning work! Inner surface cotton and outer rubber gloves will keep your hands moist.
Thin vertical lines in dry nails, layers of separation and breakage in nail tips are the most common complaints. Nail care starts with moisturizing just like the skin. In the evening, before going to bed, a moisturizer with lanolin can be applied by gently massaging the nail area. Transparent textured calcium-containing nail polishes will create a protective layer on the nail and protect it against harmful environmental factors. It is necessary to pay attention to nutrition for nail health. During this period, vegetables such as carrots and chard and fish should not be missing from the winter table, as they are foods rich in biotin.