Skin, the largest and the most attractive organ of our body faces a lot of challenges during winters. Cold, dry winters tend to steal the moisture from your skin making it appear flaky, dry and dull. There are also a few diseases like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis that have an increased incidence in this season.
A Few Tips for "WOW" Skin this Winter:
- Avoid excessive cleansing of your skin. Use soap/facewash not more than 2-3 times a day. Plain water can be used to cleanse whenever required. Pat dry your skin after washing it.
- Keeping your skin moisturized is the key to healthy looking skin in winters. Pick a moisturiser with SPF for mornings. Keep your lips happy and healthy with liberal application of lipbalm.
- Though its very tempting to have a hot water shower, it should be best avoided. Hot water tends to dry your skin.
- Use a body moisturizer within 3 minutes after your shower/bath.
- Do not ignore the sun! Cover your body to protect your skin from the cold dry winds and the sun.
- Application of almond/coconut oil all over the body (other than your face) 20 minutes before a shower would help it stay soft and supple.
- Skin is the mirror of internal organs, staying healthy is necessary to look healthy. Stay well hydrated and get adequate sleep. Include omega 3 fatty acids in your diet (especially beneficial in psoriasis), fruits, vegetables and nuts.
- Exercise increses blood circulation to your skin and keeps it healthy. Avoid smoking and alcohol- nicotine causes premature ageing and makes your skin appear dry and dull.
- Avoid using harsh astringents, alcohol based toners or peels on skin. Cream/oil based cosmetics keep your skin moisturized for longer hours.
- Winters can exacerbate a few skin problems and help must be sought immediately.
Stay happy- it will show on your skin.
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Last reviewed at: 26.Dec.2018
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