Among all the seasons WINTER is the best choice among the majority of men and women. It makes me feel fresh, alive and lively, but unfortunately winter is not good for our skin. The cold weather steals away moisture from our skin leaving it dry, itchy, dull and harsh. In winter our skin needs more
Among all the seasons WINTER is the best choice among the majority of men and women. It makes me feel fresh, alive and lively, but unfortunately winter is not good for our skin. The cold weather steals away moisture from our skin leaving it dry, itchy, dull and harsh. In winter our skin needs more care or else it would turn to bleeding, cracking, and winter-wind makes the situation more worst.
In our search for the best remedies for skin care in winter to reduce chapping, dullness and keep the skin healthy and nourishing, let us go for the given tips.
- USE LUKEWARM WATER
Hot shower and bath make our skin feel good during winter. Lukewarm water avoids stripping off oil from our skin, keeping the moisture barrier intact and prevents dryness.
- MOISTURIZE IMMEDIATELY
As in winter, our skin gets dry and dull often more. Applying moisture to damp skin heals seal that dampness into the skin.A bottle of moisturizer near the bathtub, shower stall and sink will be helpful, use it liberally every time after shower.
- STAY HYDRATED
We need to keep our skin hydrated during winter as the winter-wind evaporates water from our skin leaving it dry and dull. An easy way to keep our skin hydrated is to increase the intake of water or install a humidifier to manage the moisture level in our house.
- CHOOSE YOUR BEAUTY PRODUCT WISELY
The skin also depends on the products you use. The product that we use in summer may not turn out useful in winter. Hence, choose products wisely in this season, product that keep our skin hydrated, nourish all the time and avoid using product that contains alcohol.
Become familiar with gloves and scarves during winter, as winter-wind, rain and snow aren’t good for skin. Apply sunscreen to any exposed area as winter sun can be as bad as summer sun.
Exfoliating helps to remove dead cells from our skin. We should exfoliate our skin once in a week, this will help our skin in boosting, regenerating and better product absorption, but be careful because our skin already compromised due to dry and cold weather.
- HAND AND FEET ARE IMPORTANT TOO
The skin of our hand and feet is thinner and has less oil compared to the skin in other parts. Apply moisturizer (petroleum jelly) preferably, and wear woolen gloves and socks whenever you go out.
- AVOID ALLERGENS
If you have problems like eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis, avoid allergens that can trigger your symptoms. Many people are allergic to wool but can’t help themselves so it’s better if you go with cotton and synthetic wool or any other material.
- USE DIY MASKS
Homemade masks provide the best during winter. Use natural moisture ingredients like honey, avocado, yogurt, olive, jojoba oil, almonds oil, aloe and banana mix them together to make a paste and leave on skin for 10-20 minutes for lasting hydration.
For the people, who live in an area of heavy snowfall shouldn’t ditch sunglass. The snow and sun can be harmful for the skin around eyes and can cause dark circles, fine lines and other issues. So before stepping outside make sure your sunglass is on, because it protects you from UV rays.
Keep your skin nourished by consuming a lot of fruits and vegetables. Berries (strawberries, grapes, blueberries or cherries) are good source of vitamins and antioxidants that your skin needs in winter. Items like salad, milk, soups and juices are also required to keep your body hydrated.
Exercise will help to pump up your heart rate, which in turn pump more blood to organs and skin. It also keeps your pores clear. It makes you sweat, flushing out all the toxins, cleaning the skin and keeping your organs healthy and glowing naturally.
Kabbyik Mitra is a content writer, health & tech blogger, a speaker of alternative medicine, a yoga addict and voracious reader. He is a content strategist and digital nerd. Writing and contributing article on health and technology is his passion. You can read more articles and blogs on health & wellness in his blog www.yoga2all.com.