Winter is here, and you need to take care of your skin even more!❄️
Winter means sitting by a bonfire with a cup of hot chocolate or just enjoying Netflixing with the heaters on… and of course a long hot shower. But bear in mind, this warmth comes at a cost!
This season is the perfect time for dryness to come into action, but you can stop this havoc with some simple steps!
Consistent outdoor heat like a roaring bone fire can make your skin dry, indoor heating snatches away the moisture from your skin and long hot showers strip away the natural oil from your skin. Did you know these facts?? Let’s go through some tips and tricks for healthy winter skin. 😊
We all know the feeling when you enter your cosy home from an outside chilly environment. The first thing you want to do is switch on the heaters. Let me stop there, although it might sound very comforting, it is actually damaging your skin, making your skin dry! Try a moderate setting instead. The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) recommends the setting of 68-75 degrees F.
Heaters tend to take away the moisture from your skin resulting in dry and dull skin. It is always a good idea to invest in a humidifier because it restores moisture to the air, keeping your skin hydrated throughout the winters.
You must have noticed when you wash your hands with too hot water, they start to dry out. The same is the case with your skin and especially your face. Too hot water will take away the natural oils from your skin, making it dry.
Just a simple rule of thumb – if the water makes your skin turns red, it’s too hot for you!
People having dry skin should always go for a body wash rather than a soap bar.
Look for washes for sensitive and dry skin, that should be dye-free and fragrance-free. Such washes often contain more moisturising ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, oils, shea butter and oats.
It is always a good practice to moisturise your hand and face after washing them as cleansing agents in the washes can make your skin dry. Make sure to moisturise your face before you go to bed every day as your skin tends to lose moisture while you are sleeping. Applying moisturiser will help your skin stay hydrated throughout the night.
Enjoy winters but without dry skin! 🙂