Summers are comparatively good for skin because they don’t damage the skin as winter does. Frost, snow and cool breeze are indeed loving and joyful but can cause lots of skin problems. Following tips are useful in treating skin problems in winter.
1. Drink lots and lots of water:
Even if the air is dry, you should at least keep your body well hydrated. Drink as much water as you can. By going outside do not forget to carry a bottle with you. Herbal tea is also good for this purpose. Hydration can give a natural glow to your dull skin in dry weather.
2. Use humidifier:
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sed windows tend to burn the moisture in the air. This reduces the humidity in the air and causes dryness of skin. To avoid this, humidifiers are a used as a good option. Rush your nearest drug store and buy a system to control the level of humidity in the air.
Exfoliation is extremely good when it comes to the problem of getting rid of dead cells. Make a habit of doing it at least once a week. Any good body scrub and facial exfoliant can be used for this purpose. It will give freshness to your skin by making it healthier.
4. Use oil based moisturizer:
In winters, be careful while buying your moisturizers. Make sure you buy one that has an oil-based formula. Oil based moisturizers contain 80% of the oil which works extremely well and fulfills skin’s requirement of lost moisture.
5. Apply sunscreen:
Sunscreens are equally required in the winters as in summers. Always apply sunscreen before going outside. Sunscreen can protect you from the harmful UV rays. Buy a sunscreen with moisturizing component, to fulfill the needs of your skin.
6. Wear gloves:
Wearing gloves is a good way to protect your hands from dryness. Select a suitable glove type according to your skin (woolen or cotton) and keep wearing it when you are out. This will help you in softening your hands’ skin.
7. Use flax-seed oil:
Skin care does not only refer to the outside treatment; its internal treatment is equally necessary. Diet plays a vital role in the health and freshness of the skin. Flax-seed oil is extremely good for this purpose. It not only tastes good but is also rich with moisturizers. Flax-seed oil is available in a number of forms; select the one that suits you.
8. Take oil bath:
Jojoba and almond oil baths are completely relaxing, soothing and joyful. Other than that, they are extremely good for your skin. These oily baths can provide your skin, the necessary nourishment. So, taking these baths every now and then will leave your skin well moisturized and smooth like silk.
9. Avoid blow dry:
Avoid blow drying your hair or skin, this winter. Hot air of drier is harmful for your skin so avoid it in this frosty weather.
10. Avoid licking:
Lips need a special care also. If you want them not to look chapped then, avoid licking. Use a good lip balm to keep them hydrated.