If you live in a place where it is cold in winter, surely you know the dryness that can exist at this time.
This added to the humidity, rain and wind that appear, as well as the temperature changes that you may face.
Taking care of our skin is of the utmost importance, since it is our protective barrier against any amount of external agents, it contributes to the production of vitamin D, vital for the health of bones and joints; and controls body temperature.
In addition to the characteristic elements of winter, the effects that pollution has on our skin are added. From the production of free radicals, which are the cause of the premature aging process of the skin, the main responsible in turn for the appearance of wrinkles. Even the polluting substances and elements that dehydrate the skin and make it lose vitality, luminosity and health, so it looks matte, dull and lifeless.
However, there are a number of cosmetic products whose ingredients leave a toxic footprint on the environment, from sunscreens to scrubs and moisturizers. Taking care of your skin does not have to sacrifice caring for the environment, that is why we leave you some types with which you can take care of it without damaging the environment:
Despite being winter, UV rays they are just as dangerous at this time as in summer. Look for sunscreens that say "no toxic substances" on the label, do not include oxybenzone or octylmethoxycinnamate, and avoid those that come in spray at all costs. Remember that if you are sensitive to chemicalsReading labels is essential to avoid side effects.
Moisturize your lips
It is common at this time that even your lips get hurt, for this you can mix products that you already have at home to hydrate them and give them a feeling of softness such as olive oil, honey and cucumber.
Moisturize your skin
To remove that "crocodile skin" feeling, moisturize your skin in the morning, during the day and before bed. Look for creams that include natural ingredients like lavender, oatmeal, rose water, vitamin C, or chamomile oil. For face care, you can make a natural facial mask Of avocado.
Hydrating your body from the inside is imperative for your skin to appear glowing and hydrated. Remember that you must drink at least 2 liters of water a day, and when doing so remember to bring a thermos or ecological bottle, reduce the purchase of plastic water bottles.
Remember to exfoliate
Exfoliation is vital to remove dead cells, it helps the natural process of the skin to give way to a cell renewal of the dermis. Although it is recommended to do it once a week, on these dates the skin becomes sensitive so it is best to do it once a month and with products that do not hurt your skin.
For this you can use natural products such as sugar, oatmeal, coffee or avocado pit.
Take care of your skin this winter, while taking care of the environment. Natural options that, in addition to giving your skin a renewed and healthy appearance, contribute to reducing our environmental footprint.
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