6 Simple Ways To Have Soft And Smooth Skin - All Winter Long!
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As the year draws to a close, the days get shorter, the humidity drops, and the breeze has a bite to it! This is when your skin needs some extra TLC. The winter months rob your skin of essential moisture - causing dryness, peeling, itching, and sensitivity. Fortunately for us, there are some stellar brands in the market, like Vaseline, that have got your winter skincare needs covered. With their help, we decided to dig a little deeper to find out how exactly we can pamper our skin this winter.
1. Soak in some Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a winter wonder! It moisturises your skin, has anti-ageing benefits, and it can also boost circulation on the surface of the skin. Apply a light layer of Vitamin E oil on your skin before bedtime. Ensure your diet includes lots of food rich in Vitamin E like tofu, spinach, almonds, fish, and broccoli.
2. Sweet treat for your skin
Chocolate lovers will be pleased to note that cocoa butter is one of the best moisturisers out there. It is a natural hydrator and helps your skin retain its moisture and elasticity. Not to mention, it makes you smell like a cupcake all day long! So slap on some cocoa butter-infused body lotion after your shower and enjoy your beautiful, well-moisturised skin.
3. Lip service
Dry, chapped and cracking lips are a painful winter ordeal. Treat your pout to some good old petroleum jelly in the morning, evenings, and anytime in between for a soft and utterly kissable mouth.
4. Honey honey!
Dry elbows and knees are a common winter woe. And their best solution can be easily found in your kitchen. Honey is an excellent moisturiser with inflammation-reducing properties. Make a simple scrub of honey and sugar and apply on affected areas for instant results.
5. SPF is key
Did you know that the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays are stronger in the winter months than in summer. This makes it doubly important that you invest in a good, strong sunscreen come winter. SPF-30 or higher with UVA protection is your safest bet.
6. TLC for your hands and feet
Your hands and feet need some extra-loving in the winter since they are often left exposed to the biting chill and dry air. Apply a layer of moisturising cream every few hours, invest in a cute pair of woollen gloves and some funky socks. For your hands, ensure you use alcohol-free hand sanitizers.