It’s winter and you are increasingly worried about your skin? here are 8 tips to keep your skin healthy
Nobody likes their skin feeling and looking tight, dry and flaky. And, Winter does create these problems for the skin. Cold air, harsh winds and pumped-up indoor heat can increase facial tissue sensitivity and leave the skin.dry.
Human skin has multiple layers of ectodermal tissues and guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs. It’s the largest organ in the human body.
Here are some tips which you can help you keep your skin as beautiful as they are and make it even better!!
- HYDRATE: It would be a great idea to make sure that you have lots and lots of water to keep your cells alive. It indirectly will affect your skin to keep it amazingly glowing.
- MOISTURIZE: Use the right moisturizer for your skin type and an oil-free skin serum underneath for additional hydration. For already dry skin using moisturizer with ingredients such as safflower oil, soyabean oil, sweet almond oil, carrot oil, shea butter, or evening primrose oil on a regular basis will help in correcting the lack of oil and hydration deep within the skin thus repairing it well to give you a moist, supple and smooth skin. Make sure that you moisturize your skin every often by applying good amount of oil like Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Mustard Oil, it can be applied even 10 or 15mins before bathing.
- COVER UP: Avoid prolonged exposure to cold air, wear hat, scarfs, and gloves for your hands to avoid them. Slipping on a cotton glove over a moisturized hand will help a lot.
- EAT RIGHT: Add more of Omega 3 fatty acids, and foods full of mono-unsaturated fats, fish, nuts, olive oil, flax seeds, sardines and avocados
- INCLUDE MORE VIT C: Indulge more in Vitamin C and green leafy vegetables, these can help boost your body’s collagen, a protein that maintains skin and other connective tissues.
- HANDLE WITH CARE: To prevent chapping parched hands, use wipe-off, soap-free cleansers and alcohol-free hand sanitizers.
- RIGHT CLOTHING: If your skin does get irritated, wear breathable soft fabrics, just as cotton, instead of polyester or itchy woollens. Less fitting clothes will also prevent your skin from irritation due to perspiration and chaff.
- Lastly, winter also brings with its reduction in the amount of sun exposure which is not good as sunlight is very important not only for the skin but for the whole body as well to produce Vitamin D and get enough calcium that way. So take enough of Vitamin D.
These tips should help you keep your skin healthy through the winters. It’s never too late to start.