Winter has arrived and somewhere we all love this season but due to its harshness on skin, we get agitated to cope with it. So Today, am sharing few simple, essential and healthy winter skin care tips which will make us enjoy this season without worrying about our skin.
1) Stay Hydrated
As our body is composed of 60-70% water, so we need it in winter too though our thirst response is less. Its important to drink adequate amount of water to not only have a healthy skin but a healthy “YOU“. Water is good for overall health. So start drinking.
2) Opt for Oil based Moisturizer
Oil based moisturizer nourish the skin from inside and helps to balance natural oil production. Moisturize straight after the shower as the water evaporates soon. Look for Moisturizer with SPF for best results.
3) Apply Sunscreen
This is the most important skin care tips one should follow. Even though we don’t feel sunrays- “UV rays that cause skin damage are present year-round, rain or shine or any season. About 70-80% UV rays reaches earth even in winter. So apply sunscreen cream or lotion with at least SPF30 (Sun protection factor) everyday for a healthy skin.
4) Take warm showers and Avoid Hot Baths
It feels pleasurable to have hot shower in chilly mornings but avoid this as it removes your skin’s natural oils which cause loss in moisture. So keep the water temperature mild for healthy skin. Use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser for bathing.
5) Take care of hands, feet and lips
Apply hand cream or lotion after each hand wash because there is less oil glands in hands. You can even apply petroleum jelly before sleep for both hands and feet. Also, moisturize your lips constantly with a lip balm which includes SPF.
The top layer of skin becomes dull and dry due to dead cells. So it’s always better to exfoliate the dead skin by using mild exfoliate scrub. Removal of dead skin will help moisturizer to absorb rapidly.
7) Wear soft fabrics and take off wet clothes
Take off Wet clothes as it can cause irritation, itching and sores. Wear soft fabrics like cotton or silk.
Follow this simple essential tips to a have a beautiful skin even in cool breeze. Be stress free about skin problems and start enjoying winter season.
*Disclaimer – The content in this post is purely meant for educational purpose only and not meant to be a replacement for a doctor consultation, nor is it a medical recommendation or prescription of treatment.
*Image courtesy – The Beauty Bridge