Winters are probably one of the most preferred seasons in the year, as it brings forth with it a lot of festivity topped-up with good food and amazing sun. However, winter has its side-effects too.
The lack of humidity leads to skin damage, and the weather makes us too lethargic to pick ourselves up and do a bit of physical work. Not only that but the festivities and food also work their wonders, making us bloat. However, where there is a will there most certainly is a way and what we need are a few beneficial tips that will help us to stay healthy and keep glowing.
10 Skin Care Tips:
Winter is the time when the weather lacks humidity, which is the reason why our skin loses the natural moisture and becomes rough and patchy. It therefore becomes important to keep the skin moisturized.
Now if one is skeptical about using artificial lotions and moisturizers, then they can opt for natural options, like glycerine or coconut oil. Another option would be using creams, moisturizers and lotions that are made up of natural ingredients or in other words to look for natural moisturizer for skin, for example Himalaya Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion, , Aloe Vera and Vitamin E cream and the likes.
- Use Sunscreen
Though the sun feels very pleasant during winter times but the fact is that it still contains UVA (ultraviolet-A) and UVB (ultraviolet-B) rays. These affect the skin whenever it is exposed. Therefore, do not forget to add a sunscreen in your kitty during the winter season too, like HIMALAYA SUN SCREEN LOTION.
- Stay Hydrated
Due to the lack of humidity the air extracts moisture from the skin, making it dry and flaky. On top of that we do not perspire during the winter season and the result of which is dehydration.
It is for this reason that staying hydrated during winter times becomes very important, which is why one should keep a bottle at arm’s length. As per research it has been proved that one should drink water as per their size and weight and also depending on the place that they stay.
- Grease You Feet
Winter is the most vulnerable time for the feet, hence it important to take utmost care of the foot skin. Make sure to smoothen the foot on a daily basis, this could be done with the help of HIMALAYA FOOTCARE CREAM. Use of pumice stones or emery board right after shower, would keep the feet free from the hard skin build up. Also one should make it a point to moisturize the feet throughout winter for no crack and soft skin surface.
- Take Good Care of Your Lips
Winter is the time when our lips need some extra special care. It is the dryness of the weather along with the wind which makes the lips really dry, hence one needs to know a few lip care tips. A good way to take care of the lips would be by applying ghee. Also those struggling with chapped lips should keep a check on the number of times they are having tea or coffee as the intake of caffeine dehydrates the body.
Using non-perfumed lip balm several times during the day also keeps the lips soft and prevents them from getting dry.
- Ban Super Hot Baths
Tempting as it may sound to go for hot water baths during winter times, one thing that should be kept in mind is that exposing the skin to hot water for a long time can cause a lot of dryness.
It is therefore advisable to limit the bathing time and also make sure that the level of heat is reduced.
- Exercise for Healthy Skin
One very lesser known fact is that exercise actually helps to keep the skin healthy, especially Yoga.
Yoga helps to bring in a natural glow to the skin, as it flushes out the toxins from the body. It also helps to ease out the muscles, another good way to keep the skin healthy, apart from that through Yoga one can keep the harmful skin infections at bay.
- Milder and Natural Soaps
Soap dries the skin; hence it becomes very important to make a wiser choice of soaps for the winter dry skin. It is advisable to go for milder soaps and also make sure to use them neck down. Almond Oil Nourishing Body Soap would be a good choice especially during winter times, as they are mild and hence keeps the skin healthy.
- Do Not Rinse Your Face with Water during Night Time
Washing the face with water during night times can leave your skin feeling dry, hence it is advisable to dab you face with a wet towel at night. Make sure that the towel is drenched in hot water and squeezed.
Once that done use a skin tonic mixed with almond oil, massage for 10 minutes for the cream to enter the pores of the skin.
- Skin Care Based On Your Skin Type
Winter is harsh and hence you need to be careful while taking care of your skin. By careful what we mean is ensuring that the right kind of treatment is provided and which should be based on your skin type.
Like for example for a sensitive skin it is important that one chooses their products carefully, the best way would be to stick to herbal care. The second skin type is the combination form where the cheeks remain dry however the T-Zone is usually oily, for such skin type one should look for products that balances the skin. The third form of skin is the oily type; hence the product should be a total oil control.
The key thing to remember here is that especially during winters, for oily skin wash the face with soap only once in a day but if you have a dry skin use cleansing cream. For oily skin use skin-tonic while for dry skin a moisturizer would be the best option.