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Gone are the days of naturally fair skin and lightened hair. As the temperature drops, your skin demands an extra care with bit dedication.
If you left caring, the day is no far when you will lose your entire beauty and left with awful chapped skin.
Low level of humidity draws away the moisture from your skin, leaving it dry, flaky and feeble. In cold winter months, you have to take quick actions to breathe life into your looks.
Dry Skin is one of the common issues you come across during winter months. Include moisture to your skin care regime as moisture is the key requisite for your skin’s survival during the winter months.
Your skin requires switching to a heavier moisturizer. So, go for an oil-based moisturizer that creates a protective layer of moisture on the skin and keeps it safe from dehydration.
Use mild face and body washes. Stay away from products containing harsh detergents such as triclosan and ammonium lauryl sulfate. Do check the label for gentle surfactant like Cocamidopropyl betaine and sodium Laureth sulfate. Be careful while choosing your winter skin care products.
If you think sunscreen is just for summer months, then you are wrong. Winter sun combined with snow glare is enough to damage your skin. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and hands before stepping out in the sun.
Never wear wet innerwear, socks or gloves as this can cause rashes and itching. Wear cotton innerwear before putting on woolen clothes. Avoid wearing wool directly on bare skin. It may cause allergies and end up with rashes.
Set humidifiers in homes and offices to keep the air hydrated. Hydrated air reduces the chances of dehydration of the skin.
Consumer Product Safety Commission advises setting the humidifier’s unit for 30 to 50% humidity during the winter months. You need to change the water in humidifiers daily and clean the unit regularly to stay away from infections.
Hot water might feel good in the cold morning, but it strips skin of its natural oils, leaving it itchy and dehydrated and itchy. Take showers not more than 10 minutes and use warm water. Also, avoid drinking too cold water. You may suffer from cold and cough. So, it’s better to take precautions always.
For extra winter skin care, apply cold cream to your hand and feet and wear cotton gloves and socks before going to bed. This will block the evaporation and help the cream penetrate the skin more effectively and keep it soft and supple.
Also consider omega-3 supplement, or consume more fatty fish and flaxseed to give your skin the building blocks it needs to appear supple and smooth.
Recent Findings reveals that consuming omega-3 fats such as tuna, salmon, walnuts and flaxseeds decreases dryness. You must eat these for extra winter skin care.
We usually drink less water in the winter months as we took hot drinks like tea and cocoa, but remember that your skin requires hydration from inside and out. So, keep yourself well-hydrated by drinking ample amount of water. This also gives you glowing skin.
Use lip balm regularly to prevent your lips from cracking. The corners of the mouth get cracked when saliva gets trapped there. The digestive enzyme in saliva breaks down the skin. Lock in moisture with thick ointment if required.