Winter Skincare Tips……
Hello folks 😀
Winter has just begun and we have already started feeling its impact on our skin in the form of dryness and itchiness.
Here are some tips that will help you to take care of your skin this winter season :-
Bathe in Lukewarm Water
Though hot water bath is relaxing, it ends up taking away the natural oil from the skin. Also do not have long showers or frequent shower during the winter season. Bathing just once a day is enough as this will help in retaining the moisture of your skin.
The outer layer of the skin tends to become very dry during winters, especially after you have washed your body. You might be comfortable using one moisturizer the entire year. Bur your skin does need something more less during every season. Opt for an oil based moisturizer instead of the water based during winter. The oil creates a protective layer on the skin which helps in retaining moisture. At the same time, see to it that you use an oil base that are non-clogging orelse it would lead to acne and blemishes.
Himalaya Herbals Winter Defense Moisturizing Cream, 100ml (buy online on Amazon)
Sunscreen is a must, not only during summer but also during winter and every other season. Exposure to the sun can increase the rate of the process of ageing. So apply sunscreen 30 minutes before everytime you step out of the house and continue applying it at regular intervals if you are staying out for a longer period of time.
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF-40, 100g (buy online on Amazon)
Take Care of Your Hands
We often wash our hands more then any other part of the body throughout the day. So its natural that the skin of the hands may become more dry than the skin of any other part in the body leading to itchiness and dryness and also cracks sometimes. Do not use hot water to wash your hands and apply a hand cream or a body lotion everytime you wash your hands. The skin of the hands is the thinnest amongst the skin of all the other parts of the body so it definitely needs extra care during winters.
Khadi Milk & Saffron Hand Cream With Sheabutter, 50g (buy online on Amazon)
Treat Cracked Heels
Heels tend to crack faster during winter due to the lack of humidity and moisture in the atmosphere. It is essential to scrub your feet at regular intervals during the winter period to remove the dead skin from your feet and also apply a foot lotion or foot cream everyday during winters. It is also advisable to wear socks immediately after you apply the foot lotion as this will prevent your heels from cracking further.
Krack Cream – 25 g (buy online on Amazon)
It is a known fact that drinking enough water keeps your skin hydrated, radiant, glowing and younger looking. So thought we do not feel thirsty during the winter season like we do during the summer season, it is necessary to have atleast 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.
Say NO to Wet Socks and Gloves
Avoid wearing wet socks and gloves as this might lead to various skin diseases and infections leading to more itchiness, dryness, redness and soreness.
Consult a Dermatologist
If you are not sure of the products that will suit your skin during the winter season, consult a dermatologist as they may understand your skin better then you and will suggest products that will be helpful for your skin this winter season. A dermatologist can also help you in treating skin problems you get due to the winter season.
When going out of the house, dress up for the weather with a scarf, hat, muffler, gloves, socks, etc so that you can prevent your skin from getting exposed to the winter atmosphere.
Eat healthy, not just during winter but throughout the year as eating healthy is the most important ingredient for a healthy skin as well. Grab foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin C during winters as these will boost the body’s production of collagen that helps in maintaining the skin and tissues of the body.
Enjoy the weather. 😀