Winter Care For Dry Skin

How To Take Care For Dry Skin in Winter

dry skin care in winter season
 Winter is a bane for people who have dry skin – skin cracking ( known as flaking ), itchiness and stiffness is the common ailment they face and neglect of daily care easily leads to habitual dehydration, with sensitive skins and red patches.

Winter comes with low temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds that deplete skin of its natural lipid layer, responsible for keeping the skin moist. Exposure to fire and other heating sources ( so as to avoid the cold weather ) also suck the skin moisture out of the body. To keep skin soft and supple, objective should be to keep the moisture in rather to add moisture to skin. Few useful tips that can help you do this.

Tips and Remedies For Dry Skin

1) As experts suggest give some extra care to your skin by keeping it hydrated from within and moisturized from outside. Winter is brutal on our skin as cold temperatures often mean low humidity, and that dries out the skin. Skin looks dull and lacks luster on dryness. Hence it is essential to keep the skin hydrated and refill the lost moisture.


2) Hydration is vital for a healthy functioning of the system and a boost to youthful-looking skin. ‘Skin Hydration can be in two ways – internally by drinking lot of water and by taking oil supplements, and externally, by using products that hydrate and moisturize the body.

3) Shower heat may warm you up on a chilly winter morning, but it can actually make dry skin worse. Hot water absorbs the skin of its natural moisture, where as warm showers and baths protect our skin and hair.


4) Cleanser containing Aloe Vera  cactus and lemon are advisable as Aloe Vera has the power to restore moisture and has potent healing properties too. It works as an anti-oxidant helps in speed up cell-renewal process. It further helps in softening and removing dead cells, accelerates cell regeneration and delays ageing.

5) For very dry skin - Avoid using soap if your skin is very dry and dehydrated. A Turmeric cream with lemon extract protects the skin from further moisture depletion and softens the skin. The healing property of turmeric soothes and sure dehydrated skin. Hence it is advisable to apply a lemon-turmeric cream before washing or bathing.

6)  Apply body lotion after a bath as the skin is damp after the bath and it helps in sealing the moisture in the skin. The skin retains the moisture for a longer period ad the body lotion seals the pores on the skin.

Researchers from a Top American University suggests to avoid taking a daily hot shower as it removes skin’s natural protective oils. Sticking to rich cream based soap is more desirable than antibacterial soaps during winter cold. 

7) Use a Facial Mask for Dry Skin

You don’t need to spend big $$$ on a facial mask or a facial at a spa when you can make your own using ingredients in your kitchen? There are wonderful homemade facial therapy that works wonder on dry skin and cost nothing compared to your visit to the neighborhood saloon.
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