Winters without a doubt are a season we all look forward to when the climate is misty and chilly all over. While we are busy rejoicing the low temperatures these days, it, on the other hand, takes a toll on our skin to a great extent.
Winters bring with it dry, irritated and itchy skin while the skin types may change visibly where oily skin change to normal, dry skin becomes irritated and sensitive and normal skin becomes dry.
Thus, in these situations taking care of the skin becomes a task and thus adopting a winter-friendly skincare routine comes to the rescue!
Winter friendly skincare planning
Taking care of your skincare regime in the harsh winter months is not rocket science and can be practiced by bringing in small yet essential changes in the skincare regime discussed below.
Due to the fact that the weather and the skin requirement in winters are way different, adjusting the cleansing routine helps. Shifting to a light cleanser from the ones which are soap and gel or alcohol-based is the need of the hour and the ones used should be milk-based, foaming and mild. The latter ones prevent the skin from stripping away moisture and oil and keeps it soft and healthy
Moisturization is the key to great and healthy skin in the winter months when the air is cold. Thus shifting to a heavier moisturizer helps to protect the skin and keep it healthy too.
Hot baths are to be avoided
Hot water actually feels great in the winter months but it wreaks havoc on the skin. The hot water strips the skin of moisture and oil making it dry. Thus, adding a few drops of essential oils in the warm water helps.
It is winters, but still, the sun’s rays are equally harmful to the skin. Thus to avoid sun damage, sunscreen application is a must.
A humidifier is an option
Lips and hand care
The parts like lips and hands are something that everyone forgets about, while the face is taken care of the most in the winter months. However, one should not forget moisturizing the hands and the lips well during winters to keep them in good condition.
Even though this is an essential part of the skincare regime, in the winters slowing down here is the key. Exfoliation strips off the skin of the essential oils and moisture thus hampering it in the long run.
Consider an eye cream
The skin around the eyes is extra sensitive and in the harsh winters, the effects are graver. Thus incorporating an eye cream for the winters work pretty well.
All the above points are important and a good lifestyle, healthy-diet with exercises will also help in getting healthy skin.
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