One of the times of the year to care more for the facial and body skin is the winter. If you are already staying in a cold place where round the year the temperature stays cool, then your skin may have adapted to the climate pretty well, and in that case, a daily care regimen is good enough for the skin.
But in general when your body and skin adapts with the transformations in weather through the seasons of the year, then you must take special care of the skin during the cold climate.
The changes skin suffers in winter
In winter the skin suffers a lot of changes. The first and main problem is dryness.
In winter the air gets dry due to the reduced moisture content in the air. This results in the drying of body skin than average. Whether you face a humid or dry summer, the warm months still does not leach the body of moisture, but in winter the skin gets dry and scaly.
Dryness gives way to the death of the superficial skin layer quickly. As a result, dead skin cells build up, and normally won’t go away unless you give the skin a good scrub every week or fifteen days.
And this build-up of scaly dead skin cells makes the skin looks uneven and patchy thereby altering with the naturally smooth skin texture.
Another big skin problem you face during the winters is acne. Winter acne is the resultant of dirt and germ build-up inside skin pores due to the dry, damaged cracked skin. When skin gets dry and flaky then cracks develop which may not be understood by normal eyes, but dirt easily enters deep skin tissues, and germs build up. As a result winter acne comes up.
What’s the solution?
The solution to this is to keep the skin clean and moisturized, but much more than the simple light summer moisturizing.
Skin must be prevented from getting dry and cracking right from the onset of winter. For this, the skin must be thoroughly cleaned daily with a deep cleaning and mild face wash, and then a nourishing winter cream must be applied.
Winter creams with vitamin E extracts are good to apply. The ideal winter cream must stay on the skin for long.
A very good way to keep skin hydrated during winters is to drink lots of water. You cannot supply the water from outside by sprinkling water on skin.
But you can drink a lot and supply internally. Also to avoid drying of skin, avoid using hot or too much warm water on skin.