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How to take care of your skin in winter: 5 Top Tips

Posted on December 04 2016

 

 

Chapped skin, redness, red-nose reindeer syndrome, read below on how to take care of your skin during the biting cold winters.

 

At Nunude we care about skin so we’ve compiled the 5 top winter skin tips from dermatological experts on how to manage and treat your skin during the frosty winters.

 

  • The festive season is not an excuse to eat profuse amounts of chocolate. What should you eat to make your skin glow ……..Carrots - We often eat more in Winter, whilst there isn’t any solid scientific findings to explain this phenomenon studies around consumption show that statistically we do eat more during the colder season. Maybe we are a bit more primitive than we think we are and hibernate in-doors and eat. So when in doubt and feeling a little peckish eat carrots………no really. Carrots are loaded with vitamin A and other antioxidants that can keep your skin healthy, vibrant and glowing even during the harsh winter days. They can also prevent signs of aging like wrinkles, pigmentation and an uneven skin tone. Plus, carrots contain the carotenoids beta-carotene and lycopene that help protect your skin against UV damage. Being rich in potassium, they also help solve the problem of dry skin that usually Drinking a glass of carrot juice daily is a great way to keep your skin hydrated from within. And unlike most other healthy food products carrots are cheap and cheerful.

 

  • Change Your Cleanser; Cleansers can be extremely drying to the skin. If you’re used to using options that contain glycolic or salicylic acid, rotate with a more hydrating version that contains moisturizing ingredients. After cleansing, don’t leave the skin naked for more than 30 seconds, as this can dehydrate it, leading to increased dryness. Apply a hydrating toner and moisturizer to seal in moisture.

      

 

  • Pop a Flaxseed Pill. It sounds too good to be true, but taking a daily 1,000-milligram flaxseed-oil supplement can make your skin hydrated and smoother and can help prevent wrinkles in the long run. And if you'd like a quick science lesson, here's how it works: Flaxseed oil is a good source of omega-3s, which the skin uses to produce its own moisturizing oils. And unlike omega-3-rich fish-oil supplements, a flaxseed-oil pill doesn't taste like salmon.

 

 

  • Humidify yourself . - The main reason winter stinks for your skin is the air, and central heating, and the fires we all love, are very drying. But if you add moisture back to the air, your skin will look better when you wake up. And, side note, so will your hair, since dry air also makes flyaways, well, flyaway-ier.

 

  • Get your hands away from alcohol based hand sanitizers - To prevent chapping parched hands, embrace wipe-off, soap-free cleansers and alcohol-free hand sanitizers. "They're less drying than washing repeatedly with soap and water," Dr. Rodan says. "It's the wet-dry, wet-dry that really sucks the moisture out of your skin." When you do wash, choose a moisturizing soap-free cleanser or a hydrating antibacterial gel, then slather on lotion right away.

 

Credits go to:

http://www.drfranklipman.com/12-tips-to-keep-skin-soft-and-glowing-in-winter/, http://www.npr.org/2011/12/19/143938954/winter-munchies-do-we-eat-more-in-colder-months, http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20653372,00.html,

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