Winters are recognised by the bottle of lotions, moisturizing creams, petroleum jellies and lip balms in your purse. It brings rough and dry skin along with the chilly winds. Dry air draws moisture out of your skin. Less humid outdoors and indoors in winter play a major role in stripping your skin. Winters are the most challenging season to take care of your skin and hair. To keep skin healthy in winters you need to care for it regularly.
The moisture of the skin can be gained back by using an oil based lotions. That will nourish your skin for a longer time than any other lotion or cream. Prefer olive oil, primrose oil, avocado oil, almond oil. These oils don’t block pores of your skin.
Not only in summers but in winters also sun rays are harmful for your skin. Apply sunscreen around half an hour before going in sun. Choose a good sun screen that has broad spectrum.
Your hands are more prone to get dry in winter as the skin on hands is thin and have less oil gland. So it is very necessary to keep your hands moist. Hands skin often tears out because of dry air and leaves your skin cracked and in pain. Wear woollen gloves to protect them. If wool makes your skin irritate wear cotton gloves first and then wear woollen gloves. Make sure your gloves are not wet, because wet gloves can cause itching and allergy on skin.
Not only for skin but for your overall health, you must have plenty of water. It detoxifies your body and helps you stay healthy.
Harsh weather of winter cracks your heels and snatches the beauty of your feet. Try to get rid of dead skin from your feet using exfoliates. Apply glycerine or petroleum based products to nourish your feet. Cover your feet with good wool socks and protect them from chilly winters.
Body feels relax and relived in hot water bath. But bathing for longer time can pull moisture from your body. Moreover hot water will leave your skin dry after bath. It is better to take shower with lukewarm water and apply a good moisturiser within 30 minutes of bath so that moisture remains in.
You can always keep a good lip balm in your pocket to get good lips. Winter winds make the lips dry frequently, so you can exfoliate your lips using a toothbrush. Be careful while rubbing as the lips are soft. After removing flaky skin from your lips, apply a lip balm that has lanolin to keep them soft.
Shampoos make your scalp dry and kill the shine of your hair. Washing hair frequently in winters is not a good idea, but keeping them clean is equally important. Winters are the months when your hair is more prone to dandruff. Giving your hair a hot oil massage can help them return their glory. Even after the shampoo you must remember to condition your hair with a good conditioner to retain the softness of your hair.