7 Tips That Can Help You Achieve A Flawless Skin During Winters
There are several simple ways to combat the causes of dry winter skin and help keep your skin feeling supple all season long
Winter can wreak havoc on your skin - making it dry, itchy, and irritated. And it can feel like there’s no escape: Cold, blustery conditions outside can leave your skin feeling raw, while indoor heat zaps moisture from the air and from your skin.
However, there are several simple ways to combat the causes of dry winter skin and help keep your skin feeling moist and supple all season long, including some easy changes to your everyday routine.
Below are 7 things that you can do to have flawless skin during winters.
Limit Shower Time and Temperature
It may be tempting to take a long, steamy shower, but your skin will be much better served with a 5- to 10-minute lukewarm shower (or bath).
Opt for Gentle, Fragrance-Free Cleansers
The wrong soap can worsen itchy, dry skin. For instance, regular bar soaps may contain irritating ingredients and fragrances. Instead, wash with a fragrance-free, moisturizing cleanser or gel.
Modify Your Facial Skin-Care Regimen for the Season
During the winter months, choose cream-based cleansers, and apply toners. At night, use a richer moisturizer on your face. Don’t forget your lips. Applying a moisturizing balm (such as petroleum jelly or another ointment) can help heal dry, cracked lips and keep them from getting chapped.
Moisturize Frequently, Especially Your Hands
Maintain healthy skin by moisturizing after washing up and focus on keeping your hands moisturized. This will keep the dryness at bay and leave your hands soft and moisturized.
Before you go outside, apply a moisturizing, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to all exposed areas of your body. Whether it's winters or summers, a good sunscreen can do its magic in ways you might not even consider is crucial for your skin.
Wear Winter Appropriate Clothes
Wear light layers made from soft, breathable materials directly against your skin, and then pull on your heavier, warmer sweaters. Be sure to protect your hands from cold winter air with gloves or mittens.
Remember to Eat Right and Stay Hydrated
Sometimes when the skin is very dry, it can be helped by foods or supplements that contain omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids, such as fish oil and flaxseed oil.