How to Avoid Winters Skin Care Problems Quickly?
Winters are amazing. We say goodbye to the scorching sun and take out our jackets and coats and scarfs to face the cool temperature outside. Hiding under a blanket in front of a heater watching Netflix and slurping up a hot bowl of Maggi becomes our definition of chill. But not everything winters bring are nice. One of the things that winters affect the most is our skin. The cool and dry air leaves the skin itchy, red and flaky and the face loses its natural glow.
To combat this here are a few tips on how to avoid winter skin care problems quickly:
Eat healthy and stay hydrated: Micturition is severely reduced during the winters and so does our daily water intake leaving the body dry and dehydrated. Making a habit of drinking at-least 8 glasses of water daily along with including food that contain omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids that can be found in fish oil or flaxseed will help you prevent the common winter problems. Also do exercise and eat healthy and sweating is kind of a micro-massage for the face and body.
Layer wisely: Wool and other materials that are used in making sweaters can cause skin problems when they directly rub against the skin. For this first wear an undershirt and then put on your heavy-duty clothes. Don’t forget to put on gloves to protect your hands which are the most exposed part of your body. Cover your hand with a light cloth if you are sensitive to glove material. If allergic to wool use multiple cotton socks to keep your feet warm.
Apply sunscreen: Wait what? Sunscreen during winters? Are you out of your mind? Well, apparently no. Research proves that even on dark gloomy days of winter, your skin is exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun. So whether you are playing outside in the snow or just going out to the market, always apply a sunscreen with a spf 15.
Moisturize daily: In winters the skin loses moisture rapidly leaving it dry and flaky. After washing your face or body apply a light moisturizer to lock in the moisture and keep the skin from turning dry. Avoid washing your face too many times as the natural oils of your face will wash away leaving the skin dry. Apply Vaseline or any body lotion from top to bottom and use chap sticks to keep the lips soft and plump.
Lower the heater: It is comfy to sit in front of the heater all day during winters but it is exactly that which makes the skin dry. Excessive heat can leave the skin red and itchy. Lower the heat to a more comfortable setting and if you can invest in a humidifier to keep the humidity of the room in check.
Change your skin care routine: It is tempting to use steaming hot water for bathing purposes but it should be avoided as it harms your skin a lot. Use lukewarm water even when washing dishes. In winters replace your summer skin care products with winter specific products. For this contact your dermatologist first.
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