They say, “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” True that! Winter has its own charm. But have you ever realized the havoc it could wreak on your skin? The cold air robs the natural oils from your skin, leaving it dry and itchy. It can even cause severe dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis. That’s why you need to take care of it. In this article, I have listed 15 tips you can follow to keep your skin super happy during winter.
Skin Care Tips For Fall:
1. Use Lukewarm Water
2. Stay Hydrated
Be it inside your home or outside, the air is drier in winter. And as a result, water evaporates from your body easily. Hence, you need to keep your skin hydrated. An easy way to keep it hydrated is by drinking lots of water. Though you might not feel as thirsty during winters as the other seasons, you need to maintain your regular water intake. You can also install a humidifier to manage the moisture level in your home. This will certainly keep your skin happy.
3. Choose Skin Care Products Wisely
4. Protect Your Skin
You need to protect your skin from the cold wind or snow or rain if you are stepping out in winter. So, wear gloves and caps and do not forget your sunscreen lotion. The warm sun rays feel pleasant, but the UV rays can damage your skin a lot. Choose a sunscreen that has titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Also, avoid going outside immediately after you have washed your hands or after a shower. Wait for the skin to dry because damp skin tends to crack easily in the cold.
5. Do Not Exfoliate Much
6. Don’t Forget The Hands
The skin on your hands is thinner and has fewer oil glands as compared to the skin on any other body part. That’s why moisture escapes from your hands quickly, making them prone to cracks and itchiness. Apply a moisturizer and wear woolen gloves whenever you are going out. If you are allergic to wool, wear thin cotton gloves and then wear the woolen ones over them.
7. Care For Your Feet
8. Do Not Wear Wet Clothes For Too Long
This will irritate your skin further and cause itchiness. Walking and playing in the snow is fine, but make sure you remove the wet socks, pants, and gloves as soon as possible.
9. Avoid Anything That Irritates The Skin
10. Don’t Ditch The Sunglass
This is especially for those who live in places where it snows heavily. The snow and sun glares can harm the skin around your eyes and cause dark circles, fine lines, and other issues. So, whenever you step outside, make sure that you wear good quality UV protected sunglasses.