Winter has its own charm. But have you ever realized the havoc it could wreak on your skin? The cold air robs the natural moisture from your skin, leaving it dry and itchy. It can even cause severe dry skin, eczema. That’s why you need to take care of it. I have listed a few tips that help to take care of your skin in winter months.
USE LUKEWARM WATER
It might be tempting to hop into hot showers during cold months but it is not good for your skin. Instead, use lukewarm water to wash your face. Hot showers dry your skin quickly, and if you do not moisturize it immediately, your skin can develop cracks.
DON’T SKIP YOUR SUNSCREEN
Some people tend to skip sunscreens during Monsoon and winter saying that the weather is not that Sunny. Despite the weather, we must apply sunscreen. So Sunscreen is a must all round the year.
HYDRATE FROM WITHIN
The air is drier in winter. It takes away moisture from your skin leaving it dry and cracked. Though you use moisturizers, it is mandatory to drink ample amount of water to keep the skin healthy. Ultra-moisturizing body lotions are a must for your skin in winter.
DON’T FORGET YOUR FEET AND HANDS
Choose butter and oil based moisturizer to moisturize your feet and hands. Also, make sure you exfoliate the skin on your body occasionally so that it can absorb the moisturizer easily.
Consume a lot of seasonal fruits and veggies. Also, if you think that you are missing out on the hydration part (limited water intake), you can cover that up with watery fruits, veggies, and other food items such as soups, salads, juices. In this way, your body will get the nutrients to keep the skin healthy.
DON’T OVER EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN
Exfoliating the skin helps in getting rid of dead cells. You have to be careful during winters because your skin barrier is already compromised due to the dry and cold weather. Exfoliating your skin once a week is fine, this helps in boosting skin regeneration and better product absorption.
During the winter, the oil and sweat glands in your body and the blood vessels constrict a bit. This makes it hard for your skin to keep itself healthy and glowing naturally, and that’s why it needs your help.