4 Beauty Hacks To Kiss Dry Skin Goodbye This Winter

When your skin begins to dry like leaves in autumn, you already know that the worst is yet to come. Dry skin leads to flaking, flaking leads to cracking and before you know it, your sun-kissed tan has transformed into eczema.

Thankfully, there are life-saving beauty hacks that will get your skin back to optimum softness. Weathering the forces of Mother Nature’s rampant mood swings will be as easy as making a cup of hot coco. All you have to do is follow these tips and tricks.

 

  1. Soothing winter’s frosty bite

Because of the cold winter brings, the moisture in the air decreases significantly. This leads to your skin drying out at a rapid rate. Not to mention the effect harsh winds have. They literally will blow your skin’s natural lipids off. Lipids are the tiny skin barriers that prevent your skin from drying and flaking. Best use Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Cream to deeply nourish your pores on a daily basis. It contains almond oil and Hydra IQ, which uses your skin’s natural water retention in order to remain moist.

 

Nivea dail Essentials Rich Moisturising Cream, R59.99, Clicks

Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Cream, R59.99, Clicks

 

  1. The sun is your frenemy

Since the sun doesn’t show its face all that long nowadays, your immediate reaction is to invite its warm rays to shine on your skin. This is a bad idea. Seriously. The ultraviolet (UV) rays has a piercing effect on your skin and will cause permanent damage. Opt for Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer when in the sun’s presence. It not only reduces blotchiness, but also protects your skin from harmful UV rays through Helioplex Technology, a powerful protectant.

 

Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer, R129.99, Clicks, Dis-Chem, Foschini and Pick ‘n Pay

 

  1. No more itchy and scratchiness

A nice hot shower or bath sounds like an ideal way to end the day, especially in winter. However, the steamy water will also dry out your skin immensely, causing it to flake and get really itchy. Rather bathe in lukewarm water for a maximum of 10 minutes to prevent drying out afterwards and be sure to stay away from alkaline based soaps. Use Dove Aqua Impact For Men (a soap that is not a detergent) which contains a Micromoisture substance that soothes your skin as you wash as well as combat dryness. Make sure to moisturise your skin after you have bathed or showered in order for your damp skin to trap the moisture.

 

Dove Aqua Impact For Men, R37.99, PnP

Dove Aqua Impact For Men, R37.99, Pick ‘n Pay

 

  1. Exfoliate with a gentle touch

To get rid of flaky skin on your face, make sure to exfoliate very lightly and gently as to not cause scarring. Remember, your skin is extremely delicate during the wintery season meaning it is more prone to serious damage. Use Vitamin E Cream Exfoliator to gently peel away the dead skin cells caking your face.

 

Vitamin E Cream Exfoliator, The Body Shop, R135

Vitamin E Cream Exfoliator, The Body Shop, R135

 

Article by Alana Lane