Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

7 Winter remedies for acne prone skin

by Wendy Martin (follow)
Natural Beauty (120)      Skin Care (99)     
When winter comes around, many people who experience problematic and acne prone skin will notice that their complexion gets worse.

For those who have never really had acne issues, winter can also be a time when skin starts to become a problem. So what can you do to ease up the effects that winter weather has on your complexion? Plenty.



beautiful
Having great skin in winter isn't impossible if you know what to do. Image credit:Belovodchenko Anton/sxc.hu


During the winter, we are mostly indoors, which means we are exposed to dry air pretty much all the time with the only alternative being stepping out into the cold air where our skin is subjected to sudden changes in air temperature. And if you live in the colder parts of Australia, your skin will certainly feel the difference, as it's our skin that has the first contact with the outside elements.

Here are some tips and home remedies you can start doing right away from the comfort of your home, to help you go through the winter unharmed or with far less flare ups.

1. Use a humidifier in your bedroom
This will moisturise the already dry air that's likely to exist in your home due to the heater being used more. You can also use a vaporiser with similar results. You'll likely remember these from your childhood when your parents put them on to ease congestion from colds. They keep the air moist and helps your skin from drying out.



beautiful
Use all your acne medications far less in winter, they'll only further dry your skin. Image credit: Matthew Bowden/sxc.hu


2. Ease up on the acne meds
Yes, that's right, cut back. Cut back on using over the counter acne fighting medication, such as creams and lotions because for the most part, their sole purpose is to dry out blemishes on your skin. In most of these treatments the main ingredient is acids and alcohol (both designed to dry out oil in your skin). Acne treatments are great in summer since your skin is often hotter, sweatier and hence, oilier, but winter is not the best time to have a dry skin. Try using them every other day instead of daily for at least a month until the weather (and ideally your skin) starts improving.

Note: if you have doctor prescribed treatments, make sure you do not change those, not at least without your doctor's consent.

4. Change your skin cleanser
You might not be aware of it, but there are different cleansers for different types of weather. For example if you're using cleansers containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, they are not the best in winter. Why? Because again, they dry your skin. Switch for the winter months to milder cleansers or cleansers that contain moisturisers, they're available pretty much everywhere.

5. Keep your skin moist
It's never too early to start regularly using a good moisturiser. Especially for bedtime when your skin is typically its driest.



lemon water
Keeping your body hydrated is important all year around, but especially in winter. Image credit:Get Wired/sxc.hu


6. Drink plenty of water
This health tip is provided so often simply because keeping your body hydrated really is one of the best things you can do for it. This tip is good all year around, not only for the winter months. However, you might feel less thirsty in winter (because heat promotes thirst stronger), so do not forget to drink 1.5 litres of water a day (at least) - try drinking warm to hot water in the colder months.

7. Sweat it out.
You body needs a way to get rid of toxins and in the warmer months this typically happens through sweating. During winter this can be particularly challenging as people tend to become far more sedentary in nature, and exercise much less than in summer.

Do not ignore your exercise routine or if you aren't particularly active at a gym, you'll need to find a way to release those accumulated toxins during the winter. Find a nearby sauna or bundle up and go on a brisk walk/jog outdoors, but don't stop exercising in winter.

There are many more things you can do, but if you adhere to these seven tips only, you should get through winter with a clearer face.

Related articles
* How to choose skin care products
* How to detox without detoxing
* The very best way to exercise
* Five effective indoor exercises

Categories
#Natural Beauty
#Skin Care
I like this Article - 7
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Wendy Martin
As the weather warms up with the arrival of spring, it's a great time for new beginnings
7 likes
While the warmer weather has well and truly arrived and the flowers are blooming, now is a time when...
11 likes
It seems to be all the rage lately, so why eat quinoa? What is it and what benefits come with eating...
5 likes
While it's typically everyone's goal to live a healthier lifestyle, all the fads, hectic lifestyles ...
6 likes
If your past acne outbreaks have left blemish marks behind, there's no need to visit a dermatologist...
7 likes
The sun is shining, the temperature is making the outdoors more comfortable, the birds are singing, ...
11 likes
view all articles by Wendy Martin
Articles by Wendy Martin on Other Hubs
It's the bane of every business, particularly new businesses; acquiring new customers and keeping th...
3 likes
ID: 20455
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
This natural haircare recipe is quick and easy to make, inexpensive, alcohol-free and gives my curls...
11 likes
April is International Rosacea Awareness Month but what is it and is it having you, or someone you k...
9 likes
This modern take on sushi is tasty, versatile and quick to make
8 likes
Motivational clips and inspirational quotes are a great way to reduce depression, anxiety and help y...
8 likes
This effective combination leaves my skin feeling cool, hydrated, smooth and refreshed
6 likes
Having a daughter with eczema has made me think about products that we put on our skin in general
6 likes
Though dental enamel is one of the hardest substance in our bodies, it is also** fragile and can be ...
6 likes
Most of us are aware of the good effects that come after visiting a gym including losing weight, str...
4 likes
According to modern day science, zero calorie food means that the amount of energy spent in digestin...
by BK
24 likes
When using this scrub in the shower, my skin feels smooth and hydrated
3 likes
Categories
Nutrition (265)
Vegan (122)
How To (64)
Lists (61)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2018 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version