We feel the chills in the air already as winter is arriving. The hot coco tea, blankets cuddles and bonfires are the attraction of the weather. The change in weather is not just your wardrobe shift but a shift in the skin too. The winter is balmy and slow taste of delight but also has few vexing reasons for us all. One of them is the dry skin during winters. Ahhh. Been there.
Winter dryness makes skin patchy and less hydrating as compared to summers. Dry skin can be normal for few but a serious issue for many in the winter season.
Here are few tips you can try to combat the dryness this winter.
Winters and hot showers are so fun. Who doesn’t love hot bath soaking? Unfortunately, this is not the ideal situation when you have dry skin. Over washing and showering will dry out your body oils which eventually make your skin dry.
Professional recommend showering for shorter times i.e. five to ten minutes. If you have an extreme showering problem, then it is recommended to shower on alternate days.
Invest in a good moisturizer
Choose a good moisturizer by researching the ingredients in relevance to your skin dryness. Go for a good moisturizer that you can use on daily basis to avoid dryness this winter season.
Create a routine to use moisturizer after your showers and whenever you feel your skin is flakey.
Prepare your home
The dryer the home, the dryer. As simple as that. Dryness is caused by lack of humidity in the air. Winter can cause the house to be dry. You can control the dryness in your house’s air by using a humidifier.
Choose a cool air humidifier increases moisture in the air which in turn makes your skin hydrated.
No harsh cleansers
Do not over wash. Do not over exfoliate. Thus, do not choose a harsh cleanser. Harsh cleansers which have fragrances and drying ingredients are a definite no in drying winter season.
Use a gentle cleanser on your skin which is mild and does not wash away your skin’s natural oils. The market is full of mild moisturizers you could choose from.
No-fragrance free products
Professionals live by the mantra, “the better the fragrance, the bad it is for the skin.” The fragrance full products contain micro-irritants that dry out the skin. This leads to itchy, dry and cracked skin.
Not only do you need to steer clear of fragrance-free products in beauty products but also in your detergents and dishwashers too to avoid dryness during winters.
Check in your diet
The more the fats in the diet, the better the skin’s response to dryness. Staying hydrated, eating walnuts and fruits helps to battle dryness in winters. Also reducing the amount of caffeine intake will keep dryness at the bay.
Diet plays a direct role in how your skin reacts. Therefore, it should be monitored to keep your skin on track.