– Limit shower time and temperature: It might get tempting to stand under running hot water for longer than usual. But all you need is 5-10 minutes of a lukewarm shower. Avoid using excessively hot water on your body as it might give you rashes or dry up your skin too easily. Wash your hands and face with cold water as it is more effective in removing germs.
– Use gentle, fragrance-free cleansers: The wrong soap can worsen dry and itchy skin. Regular bar soaps contain irritating ingredients and fragrances. Instead, wash your face with fragrance-free cleansers or gel. Use less soap overall to prevent winter skin issues.
– Moisturise frequently: You need to maintain healthy skin by moisturising after washing. It’s always better to use a cream or ointment in the cold months. Lotions are better in humid climates. Also, don’t forget your hands, keep them moisturised too. Applying hand cream after each wash will help maintain soft and smooth skin.
– Don’t skip sunscreen: Just because the sun won’t be out too much during grey winter days, it doesn’t have to mean you stop applying your daily sunscreen. Always apply a moisturising, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to all exposed areas of your body.
– Eat right and stay hydrated: When your skin is very dry, certain foods and supplements that contain omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids can help. It is essential to keep yourself hydrated at all times and eat the right kind of food during this season.