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How to take care of your skin in the winter


As the chilly winds and winter temperatures set in, so do the challenges of maintaining healthy and hydrated skin. The cold weather and indoor heating can wreak havoc on our skin, leaving it dry, flaky, and sometimes even cracked.

 

Keep your skin glowing throughout winter!

However, you can keep your skin glowing throughout winter with the right skincare routine and habits. Here are some easy-to-follow tips to help you care for your skin during winter:


1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize


One of the most important steps in winter skincare is keeping your skin well moisturized. According to Harvard Health Publishing, it is possible to replenish moisture in your skin's top layer using a humidifier with a setting of around 60 percent.

 

Opting for a thicker, cream-based moisturizer can provide the extra hydration your skin needs during the dry winter months. Look for moisturizers that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or shea butter , which help lock in moisture and keep your skin soft and supple.


2. Be gentle with cleansing

While it may be tempting to take long, hot showers during the winter to warm up, it's essential to be mindful of the water temperature and duration. According to the Baylor College of Medicine, hot water causes skin to lose its natural oils more rapidly, resulting in dryness and damage. Opt for shorter showers with lukewarm water to help retain your skin's natural moisture and avoid exacerbating dryness.

 

When cleansing your face, choose a gentle, hydrating cleanser that won't further strip your skin of its natural oils. Avoid harsh exfoliants or scrubs, especially if your skin feels dry and sensitive.

 

To address these concerns and maintain skin health during the winter months, consider incorporating Majanga Cosmetics' Lune Bleue into your skincare routine. Formulated with a blend of active plant oils, including nourishing coconut oil and purifying castor oil, Lune Bleue deeply cleanses the skin, removing impurities while simultaneously providing hydration and nourishment. Its gentle yet effective formula ensures that your skin remains balanced and moisturized, combating the dryness often exacerbated by winter weather.


3. Stay hydrated inside and out


Stay hydrated inside and out.

In addition to moisturizing your skin externally, staying hydrated from the inside out is crucial. This means drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Hydration plays a vital role in maintaining skin health and elasticity, so aim to drink a lot daily, and even more, if you're active or spending time in heated environments.

 

Incorporating foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids into your diet can also help nourish your skin from within. Foods like berries, nuts, fatty fish, and avocados are excellent sources of these nutrients and can contribute to healthy, radiant skin.


4. Protect your skin from the elements


Cold winds, snow, and harsh weather conditions can further deplete your skin's moisture and

irritate it. Protect your skin by wearing appropriate clothing, including hats, scarves, and gloves, to shield exposed areas from the elements.


5. Adjust your skincare routine

Your skin's needs may change with the seasons, so adjusting your skincare routine is essential. Consider incorporating products specifically formulated for dry or sensitive skin during winter, such as hydrating serums, rich moisturizing masks, or rich creams and balms. Avoid using products containing alcohol or fragrance, as these can further dry out your skin and cause irritation.


6. Don't forget your lips and hands

The delicate skin on your lips and hands is particularly prone to dryness and chapping during winter. Keep your lips hydrated by applying a nourishing lip balm throughout the day, and consider using a thicker, occlusive ointment at night to lock in moisture while you sleep. For your hands, use a moisturizing hand cream regularly, especially after washing your hands or being exposed to harsh chemicals or cold weather.


Conclusion

Maintaining healthy and hydrated skin during the winter requires a combination of proper skincare habits, hydration, and protection from the elements. By following these simple tips and being mindful of your skin's changing needs, you can keep your skin glowing and radiant all winter. So, embrace the chill and enjoy the season while keeping your skin happy and healthy.

 


Yours sincerely,

Majanga Team





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