7 Useful Tips for Winter Skin Care

Do you apply loads of moisturizer and cream in winters to prevent dryness of skin? If yes, learn how to deal with dry skin effectively in winters!

Dry skin is a common condition in the harsh winter weather. It is very important to take good care of your skin in winters. Since the dry weather and indoor heating saps away moisture from your skin pretty quickly, you need to replenish it again and again.

Also, dry skin is prone to premature aging and wrinkles. It tends to become rough and flaky. Dry skin may also cause itching as well as redness. To keep your skin glowing and youthful, you need to take special care of it to combat the winter weather.

Here are 7 useful winter skin care tips for radiant and healthy skin-

1) Hydrate your skin:

 In winters, one tends to drink less water. Make sure you consume 6 to 8 glasses of water in a day. If you workout, you should drink 8 to 12 glasses of water daily.

You may drink lukewarm water to keep cold at bay while keeping your skin well hydrated.

2) Avoid caffeine:

Give up those cups of coffee and tea as they make your skin dehydrated. Drink green tea infused with a few drops of lemon juice to keep your skin hydrated.

Green tea is full of anti-oxidants that keeps your skin youthful and prevents signs of aging.

3) Add vitamin C to your diet:

Winter is full of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C that makes your skin glow naturally. Oranges, kiwi, lemon, grapefruit, guava, cauliflower, broccoli, Brusssel’s sprouts, papaya and capsicum are loaded with vitamin C.

You may happily eat your way to a radiant skin!

4) Use gentle cleansers:

Regular face wash and soaps may make your skin dry and flaky. Use a cream based face wash to keep your facial skin from drying up in winters. Use fragrance-free soaps or shower gels for bathing to keep your skin well hydrated.

Avoid using very hot water for bathing as it dries your skin pretty quickly. Use lukewarm water instead.

5) Moisturize frequently:

It is very important to apply moisturizer frequently to keep your skin supple and soft. Invest in deep moisturizing lotions and creams.  Moisturize your skin frequently during the day and especially before the bedtime.

Every time you wash your hands or face, do remember to apply a cream based lotion or cream to keep the skin well moisturized.

6) Prevent Lips from chapping:

Dry, flaky and cracked lips are common in winters. Prevent lips from chapping by applying petroleum jelly or a good moisturizing lip balm.

Apply it many times a day, especially before sleeping to enjoy soft and supple lips.

7) Apply sunscreen:

To prevent your skin from harmful UV rays, make sure you apply cream-based sunscreen before stepping out of your home.

It will keep your skin hydrated and well protected from the harsh winter sun, especially in the hilly areas.

Apply these tips to enjoy a healthy and radiant skin during the winter season and get loads of compliments!

If you have any tips or remedies for winter skin care, do share them with us!

- Shalini Attre

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