6 Ways To Hydrate Your Skin During Winter
December 15, 2007
Dry air can be the worst enemy of the skin. Oily skin can also create havoc during summers. The best way to manage the change in season is to know how to care for it. Everyone likes a healthy skin, which looks soft and feels like velvet on touch. Winter definitely takes away the suppleness of the skin leaving it rough and flaky. The cold air can also affect the eyes making them red and irritated. A dried skin can also play host several skin problems. The worst hit are the soles as many people fail to include them in their skin care regime.
Here are 6 ways to hydrate your skin during winter:
1) Hydration: We need to hydrate the skin because during winter humidity in the air decreases. It worsens as one ages. Keeping the body hydrated from inside also works wonders. Drinking a lot of water and fresh juices brings out the radiance from within.
2) Bathing Time: Nothing feels more comforting than a soak in the hot tub or a warm shower on a chilly morning. But one has to be careful as the duration of this bath should not be more than 10 minutes. This is because the hot water tends to strip the skin of its natural oils.
3) Bath Products: Use mild body washes and cleansers. Try the ones which are soap-free and those containing moisturizers.
4) Skincare: After your hot bath, generously apply cream on your body, massaging it deeply. This will help the skin to absorb the moisture better and won’t rub off while in contact with your clothes.Massaging also provides circulation to the skin. An oil based cream is more beneficial during winter than a light lotion which is usually preferred during summer.
5) Moisturizing Regime: Application of cream should be done twice a day for that perfect suppleness. So massage the cream again before bedtime. It is said that there is a slight elevation in body temperature when we sleep and in winter snuggling under thick blankets and being in a heated room helps the body to rest and also works well for the skin to absorb all the moisture from the cream.
6) Eye Care: Whipping winds, overheated homes and offices can deplete the supply of naturally producing tears. After a particular age, the tear glands don’t function at an optimum level. So many people are prescribed to use artificial tears. The best way to manage this depletion of tears is wear light shades when going outside. Some people also find relief in covering their eyelids with raw potato and cucumber slices before bedtime.
So get ready to combat the chilly blues armed with these tips.
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