As winter is approaching in India, you need to take a good care of your skin. In this season, factors like Cold weather, harsh winds, and dry indoor air can really dry out your skin and bring a host of skincare woes. Without proper care, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding that make the problem worse.
Here are some necessary tips for effective skincare for winter season
Avoid hot-water shower
Hot water breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin. Hence, choose lukewarm water to avoid stripping as many oils away from the skin. Ensure you pat the towel and don’t rub your skin dry. Apply body oil before the shower to keep the moisture and follow up with a body cream or a moisturiser after a shower.
Tea, coffee and alcohol intake promote inflammation and dehydrate your skin by depleting your body of vital nutrients. So, avoid them. You can still look good by drinking adequate amount of water throughout the day. A little warm water with lemon can be very refreshing and hydrating at the same time.
Add fruits in your diet
Best way to rejuvenate your skin is to consume fruits and apply a fruit mask. It is the best way to pamper your skin with pure stuff which is free of toxins or any chemicals. Eat a rainbow of colourful fruits like pomegranate, banana, watermelon, papaya, kiwi, oranges and apples for a good healthy glowing skin.
Choose Moisturizer Carefully
Picking the right moisturizer for your skin type can be tricky but it is the secret to soft glowing skin. If your skin is naturally oily, look for a non-greasy oil free moisturizer which contains glycerin. If you have skin that tends to dry out quickly, look for a lotion or a moisturizer that contains mineral oils, lanolin, and lactic acid. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen.
We often forget to help the skin slough off dead cells in the winter, particularly on our hands. Yet moisture can’t get in if the dead cells are too plentiful. Find an exfoliating mask and use it on your face and your hands, as well as gently on your lips, then follow immediately with moisture to truly see a smoother difference. Exfoliating body washes are also helpful in the winter months.
Wear protective clothing
Many cold-weather fabrics can aggravate dry winter skin. Wear light layers made from soft, breathable materials directly against your skin, and then pull on your heavier, warmer sweaters. Be sure to protect your hands from cold winter air with gloves.
Yoga is the key
When we practice yoga, it enhances blood circulation. It means more oxygen goes inside our body which, in turn, improves the skin as it nourishes the cells with the required nutrients and flushes out toxins. Because of this, fresh blood gushes in the body, imparting a warm glow to the face.