The winters are almost here providing the much needed break from the harsh and humid summers. During winters, our skin tends to get dry, flaky, itchy and rough. Here are ways to ensure healthy skin this winter season:
1 . Avoid Very Hot Baths
-Hot water can make the skin very dry.
-Limit the bath to less than 10 minutes and ensure lukewarm water.
-Substitute soap with moisturizing cleansers or bars, it would not cause damage or dryness to the skin.
-Apply moisturizer on damp skin.
2 . Choose Soft Fabrics
-If your skin does flare up during winter, choose soft, breathable fabrics, like cotton, instead of itchy woolens or polyester.
3 . Avoid Using Bleaching Creams In Winter
-Bleaching strips your face off essential oils and moisture making it itchy and sensitive.
-Instead, apply some nourishing home made face packs to keep your face glowing in winter.
4 . Do Not Forget To Moisturize Daily
-Cream-based products are generally oil-based and hence form a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture during chilly days.
-These creams deeply moisturize the skin while nourishing it from within.
5 . Always Use A Sunscreen
– Most of us restrict the usage of sunscreens only for summer to protect the skin from tanning and stop using it as soon as the autumn arrives.
-But not many know that pre-winter sun too can be harmful for the skin.
6 . Add Body Oils To Your Skincare Regimen
-The importance of oiling your body becomes inevitable as the autumn breeze may rob it of its natural moisture as soon as the fall season starts.
-A 10-minute oiling session before your bath would suffice for the nourishment needs of the skin.
7 . Drink Enough Water
-Stay well hydrated throughout the day.
-If you are not very happy with the idea of gulping down the cold water, make sure to drink lots of warm or lukewarm water during the day.
8 . Add Skin Healthy Foods To Your Diet
-Include foods rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, olive oil, flax seeds and avocados.
-Have vitamin C-rich foods like orange, kiwi, guava, broccoli, bell peppers, and dark leafy greens.
-Vitamin C can help boost the body’s production of collagen, a protein that maintains skin and other connective tissues.