Unlike Game Of Thrones, winter has already arrived in India. The cold chilly air of the season makes you feel fresh and alive.
But, at the same time, the dry air of winter steals moisture away from the skin. And, without any immediate care, it can lead to chapping, redness and itching.
So, in order to counteract these effects and keep your skin look more youthful, smooth, healthy and comfortable this season. Follow these tips by Shikhee Agrawal, (Head Training at The Body Shop India) and Neena Chopra (Director-Beauty and Technical, Just Herbs, shared skin and hair care.)
Tips to take care of your skin during this winter.
Bath in lukewarm water:
Bathing in hot water may provide you a soothing effectHot showers and baths always feel good in the winter, but try to use lukewarm water when you can, particularly while washing your face or hands; it prevents the loss of oils from the skin and maintains the hydration levels of the skin.
Apply moisturizer on damp skin:
Apply moisturizer while your skin is still slightly dampApplying moisture on damp skin helps seal that dampness into the skin. Damp skin helps to trap water in your surface cells, gives skin a nice 'dewy' look and helps prevent evaporation by locking the moisture for long hours.
Limit your exfoliation to one to three times a weekIt's very important to slough off dead cells in the winter as moisture can't get in if the dead cells are too plentiful. Choose the right scrub to exfoliate your skin before using the moisturizer for better results.
Drink more water during winter is because it detoxifies your bodyWe often drink less water in winters and tend to drink hot drinks like tea and coffee. Water plays a major role in keeping your skin cells hydrated, reducing the risk of chapping and peeling. It removes impurities from the body, which, when not well hydrated, can come through your pores, causing blemishes.
Use natural products:
Use natural moisturisersNatural products are always good for the skin, use products rich in oils like sesame oil, castor oil, almond oil infused with pacifying herbs like bala, ashwagandha, shatavari, tulsi that help your body restore nourishment and the associated skin conditions like lack of tone or lustre, rough patches, chapped and cracked lips etc.
Mace (javitri) an excellent source of lignans and Moringa oil, rich in the much needed essential fatty acids possess unmatchable skin rejuvenating properties.
(Input taken from IANS)