Tips for skin care in winter season

December 29, 2018
Tips for skin care in winter season

Tips for skin care in winter season

Winter is coming and it is very important to protect your skin from winter, the cold air robs the natural oils from your skin, leaving it dry and itchy. It can even cause severe dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis. That’s why you need to take care of it.

  1.  Stay hydrated: In winter the air is drier so as a result, water evaporates from your body easily. Hence, you need to keep your skin hydrated. Drinking lots of water is the only solution. Though you might not feel as thirsty during winters as the other seasons, you need to maintain your regular water intake. You can also install a humidifier to manage the moisture level in your home. This will certainly keep your skin happy.
  2. Use lukewarm water: Its feel good to go for hot showers when the temperature is dipping but if you love your skin, avoid them. Instead, use lukewarm water to shower and wash your face. Hot showers dry your skin quickly, after shower use skin moisturizer, This will keep the skin moisture maintain and avoid dryness.
  3. Use skin care products wisely: The key to healthy and glowing winter skin is using mild skin care products. Choose cleansers that contain moisturizers to avoid stripping your skin of its natural moisture barrier. If you have acne or breakouts, use products containing ceramides, hyaluronic acid, hydration serums, and glycerin to help in repairing the moisture barrier of your skin.Avoid masks and peels, astringent lotions, and any product that contains alcohol as they make your skin dry during winters.
  4. Protect your skin: Protect your skin from the direct cold wind or snow or rain if you are stepping out in winter. For this you should wear gloves and caps and use sunscreen lotion. The warm sun rays feel pleasant, but the UV rays can damage your skin a lot. Choose a sunscreen that has titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Avoid going outside immediately after you have washed your hands or after a shower. Wait for the skin to dry because damp skin tends to crack easily in the cold.
  5. Care for your hands : The skin on your hands is thinner and has fewer oil glands as compared to the skin of other body part. So the moisture escapes from your hands quickly, making them prone to cracks and itchiness. Apply a moisturizer and wear woolen gloves whenever you are going out. If you are allergic to wool, wear thin cotton gloves and then wear the woolen ones over them.
  6. Do not wear wet Clothes: This will irritate your skin further and cause itchiness. Walking and playing in the snow is fine, but make sure you remove the wet socks, pants, and gloves as soon as possible.

“In winter, skin need proper care and attention, if you feel any type of skin problem you may immediate contact your skin expert or dermatologist”- says by Dr. Chetna Ghura, Dermatologist & Cosmetologist at Skin Image clinic , Faridabad .