7 Winter Care Tips to Incorporate in Your Routine
Worried about your skin getting dry, itchy, flaky during winters?
As the weather is getting chilly and winters seem to be finally approaching in the country, are you the one who is getting excited to devour all the hot chocolates and halwas on the long nights, or is the one who is already sceptical, and dreading the season for the dry, itchy skin that it will bring along?
Well, no need to worry even if you are the latter, as we have some easy-peasy winter care tips for you to incorporate into your daily routine, and say goodbye to flaky skin and dry hair.
Let’s have a look at these tips.
Definitely goes without saying but still many don’t follow this simplest of hacks religiously to avoid dryness overall on the body. Invest in good face and body moisturizers, with ingredients suitable for your skin type and be generous with the application. Added bonus, apply moisturizers on the wet body to lock in the moisture.
Avoid Using Soaps
While the harsh, chemical-laden soaps are not a perfect choice to make in any season, in winter especially, the soaps lead to further dryness. Hence, go for mild, non-soap cleansers, and also avoid washing hands and face too often in the season.
Limit Hot Water Usage
Yes, we can agree on how soothing the long warm showers might feel on cold days, however, using extremely hot water can result in a ‘winter itch’ in many. Therefore, it is always recommended to prefer lukewarm water for washing either the face, hair or body.
The myth that is still fooling many is that one doesn’t need sunscreen in winter or on darker days, which is not true. Irrespective of the season, sunscreen with at least SPF 30-50 is essential one should swear by, to protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation which can lead to skin damage and other diseases including cancer.
Equal (or more) Protection for Lips
Lips are often the most neglected body part when indulging in self-care day or skincare routine on a daily basis, which being one of the most body parts shouldn’t be the case. Get a good-ol lip balm or a moisturizer with some ratio of SPF and use it consistently.
Avoid Too Much Layering
While the number of sweaters, mufflers and woollen caps layered on the body in winter is never enough, it should be noted that the outermost layer of our body i.e. skin is more sensitive in the dryer weather. Hence, to treat it well, one must put the soft fabrics close to the skin – and not wool.
Avoid Being Too Close to Heat
Just like long hot showers, nothing is more comforting than sitting right next to a heater with a warm beverage during winter. However, being close to heat for too long can worsen skin dryness and leads to prominent dry patches. So to keep yourself warm, wear warm clothes rather than sitting next to the heat.
Which of these winter care tips are you going to follow?
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