6 Easy Tips to Glow Without Makeup in Winters
“Plump lips and glowing cheeks” Is that what you dream of often? Honestly, I do too. But what my mirror shows is the opposite
It’s even harder to pull off a healthy skin-care regime that ensures glass-like skin, despite all the dullness and dryness that comes with cold chilly winds.
Because, of course, who would want to leave their cozy blankets to get their hands wet in the cold. With that being said, it is equally important to take care of your skin to keep its nutrients intact.
Let’s say Hello to healthy, hydrated, naturally glowing skin with some beauty tips and secrets you can use, especially in winter, to get your skin radiance back.
Moisturizing skin is the key to make your skin glow especially in fall weather. Invest in a good moisturizer as it keeps the natural oils of skin intact which helps with the dullness of skin complexion in winters.
The best time to apply moisturizer is just when you are done cleansing as it locks in the moisture keeping your skin look supple and cracked-free.
Look for moisturizers that have hyaluronic acid, as it helps in boosting skin hydration like crazy, which is an important factor in keeping up your natural skin glow in winters.
Facial oils can also be added to your winter skincare routine in promoting the moisturizing properties of your skin as advised by Danusia Wnek.
A small amount goes a long way, use it before going to bed at night or before applying makeup for a very natural dewy winter makeup look.
2. Stay hydrated
Drink lots and lots of water. Staying hydrated is hard mostly in winters but your skin, on the other hand, demands more hydration particularly in winters than in other seasons.
Keeping yourself hydrated from inside will be a game-changer for your skin in rejuvenating natural skin glow in colder months. Try setting a goal for yourself, carry a bottle around with you so that you will not forget drinking water hence, fulfilling your daily water intake.
Drink a glass of lukewarm water with a tablespoon of honey added to it right after waking up in the morning as it does wonder in making your skin glow in colder months.
Make sure to add fresh juices from seasonal fruits in your winter skincare routine like grapefruits, oranges, and pomegranate which not only will keep you hydrated but also give you nutrients required for healthy skin in winters.
3. Aloe Vera
One best winter skincare product could be the “Aloe Vera” when it comes to getting your skin radiance back in fall as Aloe Vera promotes skin glow by removing dead skin cells. Hence, rejuvenating your dull and dehydrated skin.
You can either use readily available aloe vera gel from stores or directly squeeze aloe vera gel out of its leaves.
If you are looking for a cheap yet effective moisturizer, apply some aloe vera gel directly on your skin to get all day long glowing skin, without even looking greasy, which is a win-win if you have an oily skin type.
On the other hand, if you are not comfortable with raw application of aloe vera gel, then mix some of the gel to your face mask for an added nourishment of vitamin C and E which are restrained in aloe vera as a brightening and skin lightening agent.
4. Avoid hot showers
Steaming hot water shower in winters can be very soothing and relaxing but it leaves the skin dull, dry, dehydrated, and flaky because it disturbs the natural balance of moisture present in your skin. Steamy showers can also trigger redness and itchiness on the skin.
In winters, is not possible to shower with cold water. Instead lukewarm water could be used and as for showering time then it should not exceed longer than 10 to 15 minutes as advised by Dr. Rajani Katta.
Also, try to cut down on the number of showers you could take every week as it can result in irritation, leading to itchy and dried-out skin.
Also, do not forget to apply moisturizer on your skin immediately afterward.
5. Sheet Masks
Your skin loses even more moisture in winters when exposed to heating, steamy showers, and humidity which leads to pale and dull skin.
At this point, sheet masks come to your rescue as a source of providing heavy-duty moisture to the skin.
It is the best favor you could give to your skin when it is deprived of moisture and need some refreshment.
Besides, if your makeup tends to look dull and flaky, one best tip is to apply a sheet mask before makeup application to achieve that glowy glass-like skin even in winters.
Sheet masks are proved to be the best source of providing deep moisture to your skin and restoring the skin’s natural radiance.
Exfoliation is something that we often forget to include in our skincare routine, mostly in winters. Let’s be honest nobody would want to disturb a skin that is already itchy and flaky from dryness. Apart from this, it is equally important to remove off dead skin cells.
Always include exfoliation in your PM skincare routine and use SPF in your AM routine.
Make sure to hydrate your skin right after scrubbing your skin. Avoid over-exfoliating your skin as it can reverse the good that it can do to your skin.
Therefore, exfoliating once or twice a week is just enough for a healthy looking skin in winters, without leaving it vulnerable.
For this, you can use physical scrubs with fine granules either homemade or store-bought, and can also use a mild AHA BHA solution whichever suits the best to your skin.
Skincare is all about consistency. You got to be following it religiously to see a major difference in your skin.
Take baby steps. Start by adding a moisturizer to your routine. It’s supposed to be a very basic yet necessary step to get off a lot of problems such as acne, redness, patchiness, and skin aging.
You are just a step away from healthy glowing skin in winter. So, what are you waiting for? Start today!