Winter Skincare Tips

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To overcome the conditions of dryness during winter, there are some ways you can rejuvenate your skin by adding softness and suppleness as well as boosting its collagen content.

  • To do away with the conditions of hardness during winter,  of juicy fruits and vegetable with the inclusion of olive oil and primrose juice will prove to be a healthy alternative.

  • In order to get rid of external dryness and chaps, application of coconut oil prior to bathing can be another helpful option.

  • As far as application of oil is concerned, it is better to opt for ones which do not clog the pores. Non clogging oils such as avocado oil, primrose oil and almond oil should be preferred over those causing to block skin pores.

  • Application of petroleum jelly on areas particularly affected with chaps and dryness happens to be one of the most effective options.

  • Make  sure to use soap with moisturizing content. Soaps based on natural oils and glycerin may turn out to be a healthy alternative as well.

  • Avoid using hot water for bathing; instead go for lukewarm water enriched with drops of herbal oil such as tea tree oil to make up for the loss of moisture.
  • Moisturizing lotions based on glycerin and alpha-hydroxyl content can contribute to the smoothening feel of the skin.

  • Skin toner containing essential oils or the rejuvenating elements of Vitamin E can be effective. However if facial skin is naturally oily, avoid using toner on face.

  • To prevent brittleness in nails, make sure to pamper your finger and toe nails with sufficient touches of oil, glycerin or moisturizers.

  • In order to overcome flaking, chapping and itchy cracks caused during winter, use cotton socks & gloves to have yourself adequately covered from the pinching chill of winter.

  • Avoid using facial packs and masks which suck out the natural oil content of the skin. Facial pack containing mud should be avoided. Instead go for a cleansing milk and oil based pack.

  • Facial masks containing avocado extracts in addition to olive oil is helpful during winter.

  • To overcome conditions of dryness and chapped lips, opt for a lip balm enriched with Vitamin E.

  • To get rid of cracks on feet, go for a therapeutic ointment or lotion containing Vitamin E. In extreme cases of cracks, one needs to use ointment containing necessary anti biotic.

  • A vital skin care tip for winter involves bare minimum use of water. After a wash or shower, make sure to pat yourself completely dry.

  • Use humidifiers to have the indoor environment well hydrated and moisturized. With the help of a humidifier, winter dryness and conditions of cracks can be overcome.

  • Do not avoid using sunscreen during winter, it is best to use one with an increased moisturizing content.