A heavy coat, long boots, warm scarves and cozy gloves are enough to make our body feel protected and warm during winters, but that must not take away from providing the essential care that our skin requires. While taking care of our body, we tend to forget about the ongoing hard battle of our skin with dry winters. The colder months comes with dry winds, itchy skin, low humidity levels, cracked skin, scaly legs and chapped lips. This description is enough to make you visualize the times when your skin used to feel the same. So, this winter do not let your skin go through the same torture with the help of some easy tips that can help your skin make peace with dry winters.
Here are the basic rules for the proper follow up for your regular skin care:
- Say No to Super Hot Shower
You may feel tempted towards the hot running water in winters, but BEWARE it is not good for your skin! After coming home from cold, it is important to pamper your skin with a warm bath of lukewarm water. The use of extreme hot water removes the natural oil from your skin thus making it feel dry.
- Moisture your Skin
A warm bath demands after attention for your skin. It is advised to blot yourself completely with a towel after a shower and then immediately moisturize it with a gentle moisturize. In order to trap much needed water within your skin, buy personal care product online and apply it within a few minutes of bathing.
P.S: Ensure to choose a moisturizer or cream that is suitable to your skin type.
We often tend to forget to exfoliate our skin. The coating of dead cells on our skin blocks the path for nourishment and moisturization that can be given through the use of moisturizers and creams. Use of a good exfoliating mask is suggested to use it over your face, lips and hands for getting a smooth, glowing and dead cells free skin.
- Avoid the use of Toxins and Allergens
Winter skin is more sensitive than our summer skin hence; it needs more attention and care. The use of irritating fabrics, harsh detergents and chemicals loaded cleansers and moisturizers can make your skin feel dry and irritated. It is advised to check for the ingredients of the products before going for its actual purchase.
- Hydrate from Inside Out
Nourishing from skin outside is not enough, but it needs nourishment from within too. Intake of foods which have high water content can do wonders for your skin. Eating apples, watermelon, oranges, cantaloupe, cucumbers, kiwi, celery, tomatoes, zucchini and carrots can help in making your skin appear smooth and supple from inside out.