The slight nip in the air turns to a biting chill. Unfortunately, the don’t-want-to-get-out-of-my-razai weather also brings along allergies, itchiness and dryness of the skin. This season, before you reach out for those expensive body lotions and moisturizers, here are a few tips you can follow and few things that you need to steer clear of.
Don’t: Go overboard with chemical moisturizers. Keep a look out for cosmetics that lead to dryness.
Do: Go natural! Olive oil, coconut oil, milk, honey, yogurt all are excellent hydrating agents, honey in particular is considered great for moisturizing.
Don’t: Those extra hot showers that seem like a warm hug? Here’s some bad news. They
are not great for your skin. It removes too much of your natural oils and may result in red
skin leading to rashes.
Do: Stick to lukewarm water especially if you have skin thats prone to dryness. Applying a
dab of oil before the shower is a great way to ensure your good remains moisturized. Don’t forget the body cream post=shower while the skin is till damp.
Don’t: Exfoliate if your skin has already irritated from the cold! Many skin care products can react, only making matters worse
Do: However, exfoliation is a great place to start if you want to avoid winter skin dryness.
Don’t: Neglect your lips, your hands & feet. Most of us are guilty of focusing only on the face, till it becomes too painful to ignore. Don’t forget to shower some love to your lips and hands and feet too. After all, the perfect winter selfie needs that perfect smile!
Do: Lip Balm. Lip balm. Lip balm. Slather it on at various points of the day. One tip for your
feet is to apply your foot cream at night and then slip on a pair of old socks to help retain
the moisture as you zzzzzz.
Most importantly, don’t forget to hydrate. The single most important thing you need to
remember to do is drink water, loads of it and regularly.
Tell us what are your tips to avoid irritating skin conditions?