Save your Face from Harsh Effects of Winter
Winter is almost here. So it is time to take good care of your skin. Let winter bring the much desired rosy glow to your cheeks sans uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. Here are some tips to get rid of that tight, dry feeling and many other skin problems during winters:
Start using a creamy facial cleanser. Cleansers generally tend to strip away moisture and during winter, this problem gets magnified. Rich creamy cleansers are a must have for winters.
Continue with Sunscreen Regime
No, sunscreen isn’t just for summertime. Winter sun will damage your skin a lot. Also apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and your hands. You need to apply it about 20 minutes before stepping out of home.
Keep Hands Soft
To keep hands soft during winters, just add some sugar to lemon juice and use the mixture to scrub the hands. It has a softening effect. Also massage cream on the hands soon after bathing and washing clothes.
Application of petroleum jelly on areas particularly affected with chaps and dryness happens to be one of the most effective options.
One of the biggest problems during winter are chapped lips. Use a lip balm with at least SPF 15 and preferably one with antiseptic agents to aid in healing. Some lip balm products are made with tea tree oil, which helps heal painful cracks.
If your arms or legs look scaly, dip them in milk. It is an incredibly effective moisturizer, and it also works as a powerful exfoliant.
Less of Hot Water
Avoid using hot water for bathing; instead go for lukewarm water. Add a few drops of olive oil or glycerin into the bath tub.
To do away with the conditions of hardness harnessed during winter, consumption of juicy fruits and vegetable with the particular inclusion of olive oil and primrose juice will prove to be a healthy alternative.
In case you prefer using soap, make sure to use one with adequate moisturizing content. Soaps based on natural oils and glycerine may turn out to be a healthy alternative.