Winter Skin Care

Winter season is marked by blowing of comparatively colder, dry breeze. The skin gets drier during the winter season as the humidity level is relatively low during the winter season. Our skin seems drier, more uncomfortable and dull at this time of the year.

Winter is the season when most people face loads of skin related problems. This is because the skin tends to get dry and due to very less intake of water different types of problems arises.

Here are some beauty tips for winter season.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Take Oil bath at least once in a week as it will replenish the essential oils which your skin looses during the winter season. Jojoba oil, almond oil and coconut oil are quite beneficial for maintenance of healthy skin in winters.
  • Generally we don’t get thirsty very often during the winter season so we avoid it but it is immensely important for our skin and body. So, even if you do not feel thirsty, you still need adequate water so that skin can use the required water contained in the storage unit of your body when it needs it, without dehydrating you.
  • Fruit and green vegetables are like a magic wand for any types of skin. They are enriched with vitamins and nutrients which keeps our skin health.
  • Avoid long hot showers and bath.·
  • Quick three minutes bath is advisable.·
  • Use moisturizing body wash.·
  • Apply petroleum jelly on tough areas like knees, elbows and heels .·
  • Apply lip balm to prevent cracking.·
  • Twenty to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week can give your skin a healthy glow·
  • Ayurveda stresses on massaging body with oil during winter
  • Regular intake of colored fruits and vegetables like orange, grapes, carrot, papaya etc. transforms a dull skin to a healthy looking and glowing skin.
  • Try not to experiment a lot with moisturizers. If you have a sensitive skin, consult a good dermatologist before choosing your moisturizers.
  • Never forget your night cream. Apply it after cleaning the face properly and then toning it. For the day cream make sure it has a minimum SPF 20.
  • Cleansing toning and moisturizing are the three basic steps for your daily regime and should not be missed out.
  • Try to avoid the sun and the pollution as much as you can as it affects the skin a lot. Apply a good sun skin lotion even if you are staying in your room during the day time.
  • When you are applying the lip balm, make sure even that has SPF15 or more to protect your lips from the sun rays.
  • Stress and tension also contribute to the skin issues. So try to avoid it and have a sound sleep.
  • A good sleep for around 6 to 7 hours will help to keep your skin health throughout the year.
  • Dry skin is referred to as rough, scaly skin that is dry to touch and less elastic than normal skin. It has lower level of sebum and can be prone to sensitivity. Whenever the weather changes, dry skin requires that extra touch of care.
  • Winter season is marked by blowing of comparatively colder, dry breeze. The skin gets drier during the winter season as the humidity level is relatively low during the winter season. Our skin seems drier, more uncomfortable and dull at this time of the year.
  • Go easy on alcohol and caffeinated beverages. For every glass of alcohol/cup of coffee you drink, have an extra glass of water to avoid possible dehydration.
  • Increase your intake of EFAs (Omega-3) rich foods such as: salmon, flax seeds, walnuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds, purslane, scallops, cauliflower, cabbage, cloves, mustard seeds, halibut, shrimp, cod, tuna, tofu, kale, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, spinach, romaine lettuce and winter squash. These foods will keep the skin moisturized from the inside out.Supplement if necessary. If the aforementioned foods do not meet your EFAs needs, then by all means take mercury-free fish supplements. For vegetarians/vegans, you can find several algae-derived Omega- 3/DHA supplements in the market

The following are a few tips to obtain a glowing skin:

  • Mix white of an egg with honey to prepare a face mask to apply on tanned skin.
  • You can mix honey, oatmeal and almond powder with yogurt to prepare a face mask to be applied on your skin.
  • Apply this as a face mask and leave it on until it dries.Cucumber gives your face a cooling effect and also acts as a good cleanser. Add cucumber juice to milk and apply it all over your face to cleanse it.
  • Some of us face the problem of pimples and acne due to oily skin.
  • Apple can help you in reducing the oily nature of the skin. Cut apple into think slices and apply it all over your face to reduce the oiliness.
  • Carrot brings radiance and makes your skin glow. Apply it in the form of a paste and wash it off; your skin will begin to glow.
  • Facial hair is also a very common beauty problem. Try this to remove facial hair: Mix egg white sugar and corn flour to form a thick paste and apply it over your face.
  • You can peel it off after it dries. Repeat it three or four times every week for best results.
  • Tomato is also helpful in bringing radiance on to your skin. Mix tomato juice with honey and apply over your face. Wash it off after it dries. Apply once every week for glowing skin.

1 comment:

  1. As I have found the magnificent information about skincare in winter. I totally agree with you that we should really avoid long hot shower. And moisturizer is basically one of the great featured stuff in winter. Thanks for sharing.