You must be feeling happy that scorching heat has gone and the muggy rainy season has left you in a relaxing mode to enjoy the winter season. You are enjoying the season and feeling relief to your silky and shiny skin that absolutely visible to you. But, have you thought that the cold wave and blazing sun rays during day time can damage your skin and fleece moisture gradually to let your skin dry? Skincare in the winter season is utmost required and we shall give proper attention.
Not yet! Then, you should give proper attention to skincare in the winter season that is very much needed.
Tips for skincare in the winter season
In winter your skin becomes dry due to cold/snowy waves and moisture of the skin reaches very low, and you easily get trapped in some skin diseases like rashes, redness, itching, psoriasis, and eczema. So, don’t get afraid, but please take care of your skin in the winter season. I am giving you some good tips that will help your skin glow, shiny, healthy and keep moisturized.
Use lukewarm water for shower and drinking
When we talk about winter season it is very natural to go for a hot shower to protect from cold weather, but do you know it is not very much recommended for the skin. Because it opens your skin pores for a longer period and in return, your skin loses its moisturizing level. It dries skin quickly and makes it rough. So, keep away from hot water shower rather you should ideally go for lukewarm water for shower. You shall also use it for face wash too. After that, we should use a good quality of moisturizer to maintain the moisture level of the skin.
Hot water shower/bath makes skin dry and subsequently, it helps in developing some major skin diseases like cracking of skin, dryness, itching, and eczema.
Lukewarm water also helps regulate metabolism and keeps you hydrated. It rejuvenates your body cells and tones up muscles. The proper nutrition is absorbed and cells are decongested and skin absorbs minerals, protein, and vitamins easily. Using lukewarm water in winter on a regular basis can increase your body temperature and helps in releasing toxic elements from your body. The lukewarm water is good for skincare in the winter season to keep skin glow and healthy.
- A healthy diet, seasonal fruits, and vegetables
In winter season we all know our skin gets dry and rough. We usually see wrinkles get prominent around your eyes and upper part of your chicks. Fine lines become more visible. In this season your hair gets dry and cluttered. Due to dryness and losing moisturizing level skin becomes rough, itchy and redness can also be seen easily. If you want to get rid of all of these then be prepare for a healthy diet loaded with seasonal fruits and vegetables to make your skin healthy, glowing and shiny. It keeps hydrated your skin and greatly helps in combating cold waves that damage skin layers.
Your diet must include dalia(porridge), oats, eggs, soups, chapattis of maize flour(makke ki roti), mixed cereals chapattis loaded with a moderate level of ghee. Foods that are loaded with Vitamin A, C, D, and E. Include sufficient Spinach in your diet which is a rich source of zinc and iron. It keeps you hydrated and improves your red blood corpuscles as well as maintains the oxygen level in your cells. You must include carrots in your daily foods, especially in your salads or take a cup of carrot juice which is a high source of beta-carotene and lycopene. These help to protect your skin make them glow and remove any redness and itching or irritation due to winter’s effect. Your diet must include Almonds, Dates, and Walnuts. These dry fruits help your skin hydrated and healthy and shiny. They also protect you from seasonal cold and flu which is very common during the winter season.
- Keep your skin hydrated and do not exfoliate
Drink ample water during day time. It keeps skin hydrated and removes toxins from the body. Use lemon water instead of plain water to keep refresh all the time. Lemon is enriched with ascorbic acid which helps to eliminate the free radicals from the body and rejuvenate cells. Moisturize skin 3-4 times in a day, especially your hand and face. You should opt for very gentle and fewer fragrance cleansers. When you are out then applying sunscreen to protect the face from direct sunlight because in winter skin becomes dry easily and loses moisture easily. When you take water to add a few drops of essential oil to keep moisturize and hydrated all day. In winter season you need to exfoliate the skin once in a week with coconut oil mixed with lemon juice and baking soda. You can also go for honey and apple cider vinegar mixed with sea salt which protects your skin and keeps hydrated for long hours. The best oil for skin care in the winter season is Coconut Oil and Olive Oil. These oils protect your skin; make it healthy and shiny as well as keep your skin moisturizes. It vanishes scars and removes itchiness to make skin smooth and silky.
- Use skincare products according to your skin type
Skincare in the winter season is very much needed because cold wave dries your skin and make dull and dark due to cold breeze and harsh rays of the sun. In this weather, everyone must take extra care while choosing a cream for the face and body. Those who have dry skin/normal must go for (Liquorice Cold Cream) and Forest Essentials (Night Treatment Cream) as well. In normal skin, you can have any good brand or you seek the ayurvedic product also.
- Take care of woolen clothes in the winter season In the winter season, we tend to wear extra woolen clothes to protect our bodies. Undoubtedly, it is required in this season but wearing more will make your discomfort and you may have irritation and itching. Sometimes rashes get prominent on your body. Subsequently, the same problems get visible when you keep wet clothes on your body for a longer period when you go for an outing at hills or playing with snow. This will create itchiness so make sure you put off clothes like socks, gloves, jogging suits once it becomes wet.
- Yoga and Light Exercise
Of course, it is needed to keep you fit and healthy. It will energize your body nourishes your skin. We all know it is very hard to leave your bed early in the morning as we feel cozy and warm in winter when we are in a blanket. But, if you really love your skin then has to come out from the soft zone and unleash yourself to go for work out and do some light exercise. You also do some light yoga asanas and pranayama to keep warm. Yoga and Light Exercise keeps your skin glow, gives strength to tissues, and maintains hydration level and keeps moisturize you for longer periods. It also maintains proper blood circulation in each organ and carries oxygen to each cell so that you be healthy, fit and fine and increase your immunity level to fight with changing the weather.
- Use sunscreen cream and glare
Last but not least. In winter season the sun rays are very strong between 11 am to 2 pm. It is the time when you have to take extra care of your skin from ultraviolet rays. Your skin gets damaged if you do not use sunscreen lotion.UVA rays can harm your skin. If it directly comes to your face then it will create wrinkles and slowly takes you towards aging. In winter season the sun rays are very penetrating and it may damage your skin very easily. So, it is advised to use an SPF lotion / good quality of sunscreen and also wear glare to protect the sensitive skin around your eyes.