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6 Tips To Relieve Dry Skin This Winter

Skin Problems in Winter

The advent of winter in India can lead to a host of skin problems like extreme dryness and peeling. This is primarily caused due to sudden changes in your ambient temperature that can, in turn, cause your skin's protective layer of moisture to evaporate as well as increased pollution that can further irritate your skin. Here are a few things you can do to keep your skin supple this winter.

Moisturise Regularly

Moisturising lotions can help lock the moisture in your skin and prevent it from evaporating. Consult your dermatologist for a moisturising cream that is compatible with your skin type and free of any harmful additives.

Go Easy on the Soap

People with dry skin are advised to use mild soaps with moisturizing properties and avoid using harsh, alkaline soaps as they can severely contribute to skin dryness.

Fortify your Insides

Make it a point to drink lots of water and add foods like Papaya, Spinach, Fish and Nuts to your daily diet as they are rich in Antioxidants and Omega acids. These foods can help provide essential nutrients as well as improve blood circulation to leave your skin healthy and softer than ever.

Avoid Hot Baths

While it's tempting to indulge in long hot baths during winter, this could actually prove to be counterproductive in the long run. Warm showers can quickly strip your body of essential oils and exacerbate your dry skin condition. Have a bath in regular or lukewarm water instead and apply moisturiser while your skin is still damp to prevent dryness.

Protect your Hands

The skin on your hands is one of the most vulnerable sections of your body. Always keep your hands moisturised and make it a point to wear protective gloves and clothes when you step outdoors to protect your skin from harmful pollutants and free radicals that can cause hormonal changes and dry out your skin

Use the Right Products

Make it a point to use alcohol-free products with natural ingredients as they can severely dry out your skin. Similarly, opt for all natural ingredients like Beeswax, Rosewater or Cucumber essence in your daily lip-balms and makeup to keep your skin toned and irritation free.

Medanta Medical Team
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