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WINTER BEAUTY TIPS | How to keep your skin looking fresh this winter

Winter can be especially hard on our skin, so  it’s important even more so to keep it moisturized to avoid any dryness or problems. We should all be following lots of winter beauty tips to keep our skin looking its best.

If you live in a particularly dry air area, or a place where the water is particularly hard, then you’re likely to suffer from dry skin in the winter even more so,  and it can actually be very painful and a somewhat embarrassing problem, making it difficult to wear make up and feel confident during the winter.

That doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to remedy this, and you can easily find a good fix that works for you by maintaining a proper skincare routine during the winter months so you can easily keep your skin looking fresh all through the winter.

WINTER BEAUTY TIPS | How to keep your skin looking fresh this winter

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What you eat

Obviously our diet plays a big role in how our skin looks, so things like drinking lots of water and maintaining a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables is definitely key here. Fruits and vegetables that are particularly good for keeping you hydrated and moisturized are things like pomegranates, oranges due to the vitamin C content, cucumber, watermelon and grapes, among others.

What you drink

Also drinking lots of water that’s either bottled if you live in a hard water area or filtered, or if you live in an area that has soft water, then you can also drink it straight from the tap, which will save you money, too.

If you do live in a hard water area, you need to consider things like getting a filter for your shower because this can leave a lot of the residue from the water on your skin and cause more dryness.

How you moisturize

Moisturizing after you’ve been in the shower with either a very strong moisturizer that is particularly formulated to prevent dry skin or reduce it, but even more so are things like coconut oil that can be applied to damp skin to lock in moisture and keep it soft throughout the day. This not only protects the skin, but it  doesn’t contain any nasty chemicals, so coconut oil is a perfect example of Vegan Skincare, but if you don’t like the idea of applying  coconut oil to your skin there are also plenty of other places where you can find alternative solutions that are right for you.

If you’re really struggling with dry skin and you find it’s not going away or getting worse each year, then you can also speak to a dermatologist who can advise you on the correct steps to take based on your skin type and other factors that may be causing your skin to be so dry.

When you take off make-up

The other important thing that you need to make sure of is if you wear makeup during the day to remove it in the evening before you go to sleep, and also apply something to keep your skin moisturized overnight.

Dry skin in winter is not an uncommon problem, but it’s certainly not comfortable and something, if you’re currently faced with it every year, you can easily get help with it. The most important thing is to take care of your skin as much as possible, and speak to a professional about what options are available to you.

Melina Morry, fashion blogger at The Lady-like Leopard.

This “winter beauty tips” post was contributed to The Lady-like Leopard.