Skin needs extra care during winter to ensure protection from adverse effects of cold. If neglected, skin can become dry, flaky and chapped during winter. Prolonged exposure to extreme conditions can lead to frost bites.
Here are some tips that can be useful in protecting your skin during winter:
1) Moisturize your skin
Skin becomes dry, dull and rough during winter, and becomes more prone to eczema. Therefore, it is important to use moisturizing crèmes and lotions to keep your skin well hydrated.
2) Hydrate your body
Maintaining proper fluid balance is not just important in summer. Drink enough water and other fluids in winter are as necessary as well. This will help your general health as well as the health of your skin.
3) Use a sunscreen
Yes! Sunscreens are not just for use in summertime. A combination of sunscreen and moisturizer yields even better results, keeping your skin soft and protecting it from UV induced damage Our solar Defense lotion SPF 30 is an excellent choice for both summer & winter conditions. Also, use of pure Minerals such as our HD Bio Mineral products contains SPF and anti aging peptides for added hydration and UV protection.
4) Humidify the air around you
The air inside your house becomes dry due to heating systems that blow out hot dry air. Therefore, increasing moisture by use of humidifiers is highly recommended.
5) Take a diet rich in anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids
Anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids in the diet will protects skin from dryness and UV induced damage, thus keeping your skin soft, elastic and wrinkle free.
6) Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliants will help remove the dead skin cells thus allowing moisturizers to get absorbed into the skin and making it soft and radiant.
7) Avoid superhot baths and harsh soaps
Use of excessively hot water can break down the lipid layer in the skin thereby making it dry and more prone to entry of micro-organisms and damage due to environmental stresses.