Winter is undoubtedly everyone’s favorite season. Pleasant mornings and cool nights are something all Punekars look forward to, bringing respite from the October heat. However the cold can take a toll on your skin making it dry and rough.
Let us understand what makes our skin dry!
Some of our routine habits like taking bath in hot water for long time, using medicated or herbal soaps and excessive scrubbing of the skin tend to strip the skin of its natural oils and make it listless and flaky.
Old aged people, kids, people having existing skin diseases or allergic sensitive skin, are more likely to get dry rough dull skin in winters.
Drinking inadequate amount of water daily or having excessive caffeinated drinks and alcohol will make your skin drier. However only drinking excessive water will not prevent or treat dehydration of the skin!
Is there a way to prevent dryness of the skin?
You can keep your skin supple and soft by bathing in luke-warm water (avoid hot water) for short time & by using pH balanced gentle skin cleansers for bathing.
Make it a must in your routine skin care regime to use a moisturizer suitable for your skin type immediately after bath to seal the moisture in. Moisturizers contain ceramides and NMFs (Natural moisturizing factors) which replenish the natural oil and moisturizing factors of your skin, keeping it hydrated and maintain its healthy protective barrier.
If you have acne prone skin, it’s important to use a non-comedogenic oil free moisturizer for your face as regular cold creams clog pores and worsen acne.
Eat lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish oils and have 6-8 glasses of water daily.
Ask your Dermatologist about hydrating Medi-facials or peels like lactic acid peels, if your face looks patchy and dull which can be followed by a deeply moisturizing clay-free mask or Deep infusion hydrating treatments (Electroporation) using hyaluronic acid.
Certain skin diseases like eczema/ ichthyosis/ atopic dermatitis/ Psoriasis tend to worsen in this season. Consult your Dermatologist if you notice any skin rash or worsening of any existing skin diseases.
Lastly, do not forget to use a good sunscreen whenever you are out in sunlight.
Stay tuned for further updates on skin care tips. More info coming soon!
Wishing you a healthy skin forever!