Tuesday, 21 November 2017

How to protect skin in winter season?

The cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks for many people. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin. For some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling: They get skin so dry it results in flaking, cracking, even eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed).

If you have ever wondered what is the best indicator of weather change, you would agree with me its our skin. Winter is also a time of festivities and parties, which means, you would want to look your best during this time. And looking good begins with having a healthy skin. One issue that tops the list of skin problems in winter is dryness. All other skin issues such as roughness, scaliness, and itchiness are a result of dry skin.  

When the colder weather arrives, the air loses moisture and that lack of humidity causes more evaporation of the water in your skin, explained by Dr. Manku Keshari, a dermatologist at KEMPS skin Clinic, Ghaziabad .

Two big factors affect your skin during the winter: colder temperatures and a lack of moisture in the air. Both can damage unprotected skin.

Winter skin care tips
  • Try to take the necessary diet in the winter, add fruit and fruit juice to your diet.
  • Apply the petroleum jelly on the face, lips, hands, legs.
  • Do not take the hot water baths. The hot water takes out the moisture in the skin then skin becomes dry. So try to avoid the hot and long baths in winter.
  • The chapped lips are one of the major problems in this winter. Apply the petroleum to the chapped lips. Use the lip scrubs for the lip care in the winter.
  • Dry skin is the main problem in the winter. Use the natural moisturizer in the winter.
  • Try to cover the most of the body with the clothes. Do not expose the skin to the cold air.
  • Use the natural moisturizers like butter, oils, glycerin, etc., in the winter. Not to choose the chemical moisturizers.
  • Stay hydrated in the winter. Try to take the juices and drinks.
  • Fabrics like wool can aggravate irritation. Opt for lighter winter-wear versus your usual woolens but if you must, layer cotton apparel under your woolens.
  • Any inflammation, redness, itchiness or flakiness should not be overlooked. Do visit a dermatologist immediately.