Chilly, cold weather season is favorite of many but it’s quite unfavorable for your skin. The winter season never comes alone; it brings several skin and health related issues along. If we speak particularly of skin-issues associated with winter season, they include skin dryness, dandruff, chapped lips, cracked heels and so on.
Winter Skin Care Tips
Switching to winter-appropriate skincare products is the first step to take for maintaining a healthy winter skin. Ditch your regular cleanser and switch to a crème one instead. Cleansers that are used to remove makeup strip away moisture from your skin leaving it dry and this problem magnifies during cold weather months.
Keep your skin well-moisturized all the time. For this, use a moisturizing face pack at least once a week and apply a good moisturizing cream and lotion each time after cleansing or working in water. This locks some extra moisture in your skin and thus helps it looking fresh and lively.
Of course, hot bath seems very tempting and relieving during winter, but it causes irreparable damage to the dry skin by zipping natural oils from the body. So, say no to the hot water and use tepid water for showering instead and towel-dry your body afterwards.
Try steering clear of the alcohol-containing skincare and hairstyling products during the winter season. Though the alcoholic content give you a refreshing feel right away after the use, but it has adverse drying effects onto your skin in the long term. So, use alcohol free products.
When it comes to hair-care during winter, if your hair is already dry and fragile, resist the urge of using blow-dryers. It will aggravate the things a bit more. Let your hair naturally dry instead; and if it indispensable to use dryer, try using it for as less time as possible.
Dry, chapped, cracked lips is another common issue people face during winters. To treat the condition, use a lip balm having antiseptic agent in it regularly. The one having tea-tree oil as a primary ingredient is also best at healing cracked lips.