Winters are here, finally! Many of us are already battling with a bad bout of cold, cough and other uninvited season's guests. Beside these repercussions, the winter also brings unpleasant skin problems, cold weather and low humid climate, which lead to dry air affecting our skin.
So, you need to take care of your skin during this time of the year to save your skin from getting dry. Some of the home remedies to getting rid of unhealthy skin are discussed below:
Wash in lukewarm water
You always feel good after taking a hot shower, but you might notice that warm water removes essential oils from your skin; that’s why you should choose lukewarm water mostly for your face and hands to avoid stripping away essential oils from the skin.
Choose the right moisturizer and way of application:
You should always choose the right moisturizer for your skin and should prefer one that is basically made up of natural ingredients such as lavender, chamomile, jojoba etc which will not let your skin dry.
You need to apply the moisturizer in a wise manner directly after having a facewash with lukewarm water or having a warm bath and should use the moisturizer every time you wash, as it applies moisture to the dry skin.
Use protection techniques:
If you wash utensils on a regular basis, you need to cover your hands with gloves while doing the dishes to protect them from getting dry with the use of chemicals in the dishwashing bars and liquids. You also need to apply sunscreen while going outside to protect your skin from the harmful sun rays which are not affected by the temperature drop and can cause damage even in winters.
You always drink less water during winters, thinking that hot coffee or tea replaces water. But you should drink more water during this time as it will help your skin remain hydrated., You can also take slight warm water with lemon instead of tea or a coffee.
Use humidifiers inside the house:
You should use humidifiers inside the house as it helps in putting moisture back into the air helping your skin to remain moisturized and prevents your skin from getting dry.
Hydrate skin from the inside:
To keep yourself hydrated, you should have more fruits which are high in water content, such as watermelon, apples, oranges, kiwi, and vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots. Make sure you have some vitamin C enriched foods and omega 3 supplements to keep your skin healthy, smooth and moisturized.