Skin Care Tips For Dry Skin In Winter

By: Debdatta Mazumder

As soon as winter sets in, one who becomes the unhappiest is your skin. You have fun throughout the day, enjoy Christmas, picnics and parties; but you never listen to the cry of your dry and flaky skin.

It keeps yelling, but most of you often ignore. But, one fine day, you see cracks, bleeding and flaky skin that awake you from deep ignorance towards your skin.

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During winter, the level of moisturisation in the air is less and it thus snatches moisture away from your skin. The winter breeze makes your skin dry and flaky.

Chapped lips are another disaster of this season. How to keep your skin away from the villainous impact of winter, you ask? Read further to know more.


1. Moisturiser Is A Must:

Winter means moisturiser. If you already have dry skin, you should make friends with a branded moisturiser to be used during winter. It will not only build a protective layer on your skin, but also keep your skin in a good condition. Having dry skin means you will need oil-based moisturiser.


2. Avoid Steam And Hot Water:

This is one of the most important skin care tips for dry skin in winter. It feels very nice to have a bath in hot water; but that only makes your skin drier and cracked. Hot water removes the natural oil from your skin and makes it flaky. Use lukewarm water for cleansing and bathing.


3. Exfoliate Regularly:

Winter is the time when your skin becomes rough and dry. The dust and pollution along with dead skin cells make a dusty layer on your skin and it builds dark patches and makes your skin look dull. Exfoliation is the only best way to remove the dust layer and maintain the natural glow of your skin. Exfoliate your skin gently at least twice a week.


4. Never Rub Your Skin:

After bathing or cleansing your skin, never rub it with a towel. This habit removes the natural oil of your skin and makes it drier. Just pat and dab your skin with a soft towel, so that your skin retains moisture.

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5. Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen:

Don't think that sunscreen is only for summer use. The winter sun glazes brightly and it damages your skin. Whenever you go out, slather on enough sunscreen evenly to all the exposed parts of your body. You can buy a sunscreen-based moisturiser that can give you a dual effect.


6. Keep Yourself Covered:

Don't let the winter breeze play with your skin much. If you want to look stylish in winter, you can do so by wearing colourful and trendy woolens. The more you cover yourself in winter, the more your skin will remain healthier.


7. Don’t Rely On Fragrances:

Don't use those cleansers or moisturisers that are aromatic. The fragrances make your skin dry and itchy and often cause redness and irritation. Why to invite nuisance, right?


8. Take Care From The Inside:

Dry skin can be genetic and can also be caused because of you. How? Not having enough water will only make your skin dry and rough. In the winter, you must have 6-8 glasses of water a day. You can also go for fruits like oranges, apples, guava, plum, etc., during winter to keep yourself hydrated.


9. Pamper Your Skin:

Finally, you need to take care of your dry skin with natural remedies during winters. Whether it is a papaya face pack, or lemon honey cleanser or walnut scrub, make sure to pamper your skin with these natural products and say goodbye to dry skin during winter.

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Story first published: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 17:00 [IST]
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