Winter is here, and so is the dry, itchy feeling on the skin. The oiliest of skins tend to get dry and crack in cold months. The chilly winds spare no one!
In winters your skin requires extra care and protection to stay soft and beautiful. If you do not take your body care seriously, your skin may crack and lose its suppleness forever!
Although it’s a general tendency of your skin to lose moisture during the cold season, excessive use of soap, hot water, cosmetic chemicals, and too much exposure to the cold wind worsens the situation. Thus, in order to maintain soft skin, you should first, avoid use of any such agents that make your skin dry.
For women with naturally DRY SKIN, winter calls for extra care. Always wash you face with a soap-free face wash. Try to find one with a moisturising base.
Use a soap-free body wash and apply moisturiser on your entire body after every bath. You need not worry about finding a non-sticky moisturizer for yourself. With the dry skin-type that you have, it will absorb all the moisturizer that your apply!
If you have NORMAL SKIN, you may not have to apply moisturiser every time after a wash or a bath. Moisturising your skin once in 24 hours should be enough for the day.
In winters OILY SKIN is the least effected with the dryness. For you, it should be enough to stay away from the drying agents and using a soap-free face and body wash.
Irrespective of the skin-type you posses, you can always make use of some of the home remedies in case your skin feels dry. Here are a few:
• Mix one teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of milk. Apply this mixture on skin for 15 minutes and wash it away with warm water.
• For your body, mix equal parts of olive, mustard and sesame oil and massage your body with the mixture.
• To stay away from winter dryness in general, drink lots of water and eat a lot of fruits and veggies that are rich in Vitamin A.
• Try to keep your skin wrapped and protected from direct exposure to chilly winds at all times.
In case, even after making all efforts to keep your skin soft, you notice chapping and cracking on your skin, consult a dermatologist. An expert will guide you best in extreme situations.
Thankfully, in our country winter months are not too long. Soon the sun will smile at you again, restoring the essential oils of your skin!