Welcome Winter! It is the season for comfort, good food and warmth. It is the season for home and leisurely hours with the family. It is
With November, most Northern parts of the country are witnessing the cold breezes and warm sunny days. I have set my winter wardrobe and can’t wait to style them in an exceptional way this season and I assume, so have many of you.
But the BIG question for all the beauties is…. have you prepped your skin for this harsh weather? I am sure, most of us haven’t! We all know that the winter is not a skin-friendly weather. Cold air and low humidity steal moisture away from the skin resulting in chapped lips, dry skin, cracked cheeks and flakes in the hair.
So, what must one do to keep skin healthy and glowing in this dry weather?
Here is what leading skin specialists and dermatologists at Clinic Dermatech suggest.
Avoid Hot Water Showers
We all love the long hot-water showers during the chilly weather, but have you realized how it makes your skin dry? It typically takes away the natural moisture content of the skin, leaving it dehydrated and flaky. How much help can cream and moisturizers offer to the daily onslaught of hot water? So, one must avoid hot water showers and opt for lukewarm water instead!
Keep the Skin Moisturized
During this season, your skin produces very less quantity of oil due to less intake of water as compared to summers. To restore moisture in your skin, try using a heavier moisturizer during the daytime. At night, before going to bed, exfoliating your skin can effectively rub away the dry and flaky skin. But don’t overdo the exfoliation and don’t forget to use the sunscreen.
Yes, you read it right! Socks and scarves are the essential accessories during this time, but most of us just ignore the importance of these items and somehow skip using them. If you end up rubbing an enormous amount of moisturizer on feet and hands and yet have a ‘dry’ feeling, you must realize that by not covering yourself up, you are unable to keep the moisture content intact of the particular area of your body and that’s why your skin gets dry. Notice, how doctors always advise that the head, fingers, and feet of a new-born baby be covered to keep him or her warm. Well, the same rule applies to you too.
Fill your diet with power food that is full of vitamins and nutrients. This will boost your skin and keep it healthy, glowing and hydrated. Food works wonders on the skin if you take regular meals and avoid fried and greasy food. An unhealthy diet results in loss of nutrition and this further deteriorates the natural glow of your skin. Reach for raw food like fruits or salads whenever you feel like snacking.
I hope these tips will help you get rid of winter woes.
For further assistance, you can visit Clinic Dermatech to meet personally with the experts and get a tailored skin care treatment, particularly for this season.