Winter season is approaching; it’s time for those cold breezes to kiss your skin. Along with it, the dry wind makes your skin itchy, red and irritated. Cold, blustery conditions outdoor can leave your skin feeling raw, while indoor heat zaps moisture from the air and your skin. Try out these tips to retaining your skin’s natural moisture and supple all season long.
5. Buy in a Humidifier to Maximize Moisture
Keeping a humidifier inside your home or office will help you to maintain the moisture to the dry winter air, whereby keeping your skin hydrated. So it would be useful to keep a humidifier in a room where you spend most of the time.
4. Limit your Shower Time and Temperature
During winter, you would be tempted to take a long, steamy shower. However, it would be better for your skin to limit your lukewarm shower time to a 5- to 10-minute. If you are using hot water to shower or clean up, it would turn your skin red and would be irritating as well. Moreover, if you’re using a restroom air hand-dryer, use it just until your hands are damp rather than perfectly dry.
3. Opt for Gentle, Fragrance-Free Cleansers
Regular bath soaps may contain irritating ingredients and fragrances. So better opt for fragrance-free moisturizing cleanser or gel to keep away from unwanted itchiness. In other words, limit the use of soap overall and limit your lathering to certain areas, such as your hands, armpits, genitals, and feet.
2. Eat Right and Stay Hydrated
Dryness of skin can be controlled by eating rightly. Consuming food or supplements that contain omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids, such as fish oil and flaxseed oil will help to reduce the dryness. However, it is essential to moist the skin from outside.
1. Change from wet to dry clothes
Wearing wet clothes and shoes can further irritate your skin and cause itchiness. If gloves, socks, and pants become wet, make sure to change them as quickly as possible.
Try out these skincare tips to avoid those unwanted irritations during winter and make the most of this beautiful season.