The Beauty Of Winter Skin
In cold temperature, our skin does not works properly and thus resulting in poor blood circulation and looses its healthy color and thus becomes dark, dull, dry and pale and starts flaking. Sudden changing of environment from warm to cold leads to widen capillaries, loss of hydration, irritation, redness and skin imbalance.
Some skin care tips for winters because our skin needs special care in cold weather.
The very first step is to remove the problem of dehydration by drinking more and more amount of water.
# Apply a thin layer of moisturizer every time you feel it has been absorbed to decrease the dehydration rate of the skin. Or you can use a hydrating serum before applying the moisturizer.
# Pamper your feet especially in winters because they tend to dry and crack. Soak your feet in like warm water and after that rub in an herbal lotion, some body butter or almond oil on your feet. This will make your feet look good and soft and also will help you to sleep easily.
# Do not bathe in very hot water it will leave your skin dry. Warm water is better for all skin types.
# Don’t expose your skin to harsh winter elements like freezing temperatures and drying cold winds. Wrap yourself in heavy clothes and apply a heavy cream to protect your skin as well.
# Apply moisturizer twice a day on the clean skin in daily routine in the morning and before going to bed.
# Avoid extra oily food and extra tea and coffee, slows metabolism and circulation causing congestion throughout the body as well as the skin.
# Remember to wear sunscreen on exposed body parts. Apply it on 30 minutes before you leave your house to protect your skin.
# Use a lip balm to protect your lips or you can apply a layer of ghee (clarified butter) which also works to protect the lips from chapping. Avoid petroleum jelly in winters.
# Give a support to your skin with replenishing oil after a bathe or shower to seal the hydration. But test firstly to make sure it suits to your skin before you start using it regularly.
# Those having dry skin can try pre bath oil massage with some nourishing oil like almond or sesame oil. Massage with Luke warm oil to keep your skin silky, smooth, to tone up your muscles and improve blood circulation. Pat excess oil off with a paper towel before going for bath or shower.
# Use mild soaps to cleanse to prevent them to strip out your skin of precious lipids. Harsh soaps will make the skin very dry. Cream cleanser can be used to remove make up.
# Take a healthy diet which will benefit your body and skin in winters. Include Soaked and blanched almonds, soaked walnuts, whole milk, fresh cheese, ghee (clarified butter) in your diet.
# Drink a cup of Luke warm milk laced with ¼ teaspoon of ghee before going to sleep for daily boosting up the lipid support.
# Drink lot of warm water to digest all the heavy and healthy food you are taking in especially in winters.
# Amla fruit (gooseberry) which is rich in vitamin C is good for skin as well as hairs. It provides concentrated nourishment to the deep layers of skin and strength to hairs. Take it in any form whether raw, cooked, or in juice.
# Get a facial done in regular interval to clear out the skin and to provide nourishment to the skin.
# Use the technique of exfoliation for removing dead skin. Rather you need to exfoliate more often in winters as you do in summers.
# Aroma bath oils can also be used for bathing to keep your skin hydrated.
# Do not peel your skin regularly. You can peel your skin twice or thrice in a week but not more than that.
# Stay active in your daily fitness routine to keep yourself fit and to stimulate your blood circulation in your body and of course your skin.