You may have spent the summer trying to avoid the humidity but in wintertime it can be a skin saviour. Central heating dries out the air and having a humidifier in your bedroom helps to put moisture back into the air and hydrate your skin as you sleep so in the morning your complexion will be soft and supple and your hands and lips won’t feel so dry. As an added benefit humidifiers can help to ease congestion and cold symptoms.
We all started the year off with great intentions when it came to exercise but as winter is showing no signs of ending soon and as we seem to be constantly wrapped up in chunky knits and thick coats, exercise falls further down our to-do lists. While it may take some effort to muster the motivation to exercise right now the results will be worth it, it will give you more energy and boost your mood (something that is often needed in these long dark days). Exercise also benefits skin as it promotes healthy circulation, increases your pulse rate and helps to keep skin healthy and vibrant. By increasing blood flow, exercise helps to nourish skin cells. Studies have shown that working outside in the cold can help to burn a few extra calories as the body works harder to regulate its core temperature. However, to ease yourself into exercise, start with these at home work-outs.
Paying attention to your bodycare routine may be low on your list of priorities right now but taking care of your body shouldn’t be reserved for summertime. Spending a few minutes each day on your bodycare regime will help combat the negative effects of the winter on your skin and can help boost your mood and general feelings of wellbeing. As an added benefit it will mean when summertime finally rolls around you will prepped and ready to reap the rewards.
Let us know how your tweak your bodycare routine in the winter.