Common winter skin issues and skin care tips

by DrPrem Jagyasi

Winter brings with itself several skin problems right from chapped lips to dry and itchy skin. If not dealt with, these issues may even get worsen. Here are some handy solutions to help you deal with some of the most commonly occurring skin problems in winter. With these amazing skin care tips, I bet you’d have a happy winter time.

  1. Caress Chapped skin

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The biggest and the commonest skin problem that you face in winter is dry and chapped skin. The best way to avoid dry skin is to use a good quality hydrating ointment or lotion. Hydrating serum is even more preferable for it locks inside moisture in a better way. When you shower, prefer using lukewarm water and mild cleansers or soaps. Look for the ingredients carefully before making a final choice of your moisturizer.

  1. Avoid Scrubbing

Scrubbing is strictly prohibited in winter for it removes the necessary skin oils making it appear even more dry and irritated.

  1. Deal with dandruff

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The scalp is likely to turn dry and flaky in winter resulting in the problem of dandruff. Anti dandruff shampoo should ne necessarily included in your hair care regimen. If you also observe hair fall, it is suggested that you contact your dermatologist.

  1. Use Sunscreen

Do not step out without a quality sunscreen with an SPF that suits your skin.

  1. Pamper your Feet

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Your feet also are an important part of your body that you often tend to forget. Unlike any other body part feet too need proper care and pampering in winter. In order to keep your feet healthy and plum, use moisturizing lotions that contain either petroleum jelly or glycerin. Regular exfoliation will help better penetration of the moisturizer into the skin.

  1. Moisturize your lips

Lips, suffer the most in winter. Due to the harsh and chilly winter winds lips get super dried and appear extremely flaky and unappealing. In order to restore their beauty, you should first use a toothbrush to gently remove the dead skin and then apply ample amount of lip balm. Choose a lip balm that consists of natural oils and natural waxes.

  1. Drink plenty of water

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Drinking ample water is the best solution to almost all of your skin related problems. Drinking plenty of water will keep you and your skin hydrated and glowing. Experts recommend drinking 8-10 glasses of water everyday.

  1. Avoid using hot baths

Avoid steamy hot baths as it drains out the essential moisture from your body making your skin appear chapped and flaky.

  1. Skin breakouts

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The frequent change in temperature and use of different skin care products along with using several layers of body warming outfits that block in sweat may even result in skin breakouts thus adding to your winter phobia. Use gentle non foaming cleaners and non-comedogenic moisturizers. Also use beauty products that are non-drying and irritation free.

  1. Have a healthy diet

The type of food that you eat plays a big role in maintaining the beauty and appearance of your skin. Well, winter is one season where you have a good chance to boost your health and immunity. Add plenty of good things to your winter diet such as fruits and fruit juices along with nuts and nutrition rich veggies. Increase the intake of food items that are rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin E content. Avoid eating oily and greasy foods.

With these tips and tricks you would certainly be able to make your skin winter ready and have a fabulous time enjoying the fun food and friends this season.