DIY Skin Care Tips For Dry Skin
Every time the winter wind blows, it takes some of our skin’s moisture with it. And for many people, the cold days of winter bring more than a rosy glow to their cheeks. They bring uncomfortable dryness to the face, feet, and hands. Cosmetics are great and all, but they’re just dry skin treatment, not prevention. Sometimes they do annoying things such as smearing all over your phone screens or stopping you from turning a doorknob. And for some people, the problem is worse than just a generally dry and tight feeling. They get dry skin that results in cracking, flaking, even eczema.
Caring for your skin in the winter needs a bit more effort than in the summer. And these easy home remedies can help you achieve smooth skin even on winter.
Moisturize And Humidify Your Skin
- Moisturizing your skin forms a protective layer on it. Thus, keeping it safe and hydrated. Thicker moisturizers work best in this case. Oils such as coconut oil, tend to be better at trapping the water on your skin rather than the various stuff available.
- Ensure choosing a product that is specific to your skin type as well as remembers to apply within a few minutes after bathing to trap water within your skin.
- Also, winter is not a friend to dry skin. The heaters in your homes evaporate water from the air, and this makes the air very dry. Although the humidifiers come in useful at a time like this by just adding moisture to the air, and benefiting your dry skin, it’s still better to humidify the whole room. So that you can feel the same in all the rooms.
Rely on the Sunscreen
No, sunscreen is not just for summertime! Even the winter sun combined with snow glare can damage your skin. So, try applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen on your face hands and legs if they are exposed to 30 minutes before going outside. Don’t forget to reapply often if you stay outside for a long time.
Take A Brief bath
When it is cold outside, some of us prolong our baths and hot showers, which is a great recipe for irritated, dry skin. Instead, you can do the following things
- Keep your shower as brief as possible. Ensure using lukewarm, don’t use hot water, ever.
- It is better to switch to moisture-rich, less aggressive soaps made for sensitive skin during winter.
- Gently pat yourself dry in order to avoid over drying or traumatizing the skin.
- Always apply moisturizer while your skin is slightly still damp.
Therapeutic baths, like sea salt baths or oatmeal baths, may help some people, but of course, they tend to take time, and some salt treatments might be drying. So it is important to moisturize your skin afterward.
Ditch your face wash
- Plenty of facial cleansers contains harsh ingredients which leave your face feeling parched and tight. Post that, oily and broken out. Why? Well, most of the facial cleansers strip the skin of their natural oils, and this leads to excess oil production.
- That is because your skin will try to make up for what it lost.
- So better wash your face with water and remove your makeup with a dab of any facial oil on a cotton ball that suits you.
- You might think using oil on your face will bring your skin a disaster.
- Truth be told, oils balance out your skin actually and leave it with a healthy glow.
- Eczema and psoriasis involve immune system responses and much viral, bacterial, or fungal infections can make them even worse.
- So follow basic steps to keep yourself healthy and hygiene always. Wash your hands frequently, get good sleep, and exercise regularly.
Drink Abundant Water
People tend to drink less water amid winter. It is usual, but it’s highly important to hydrate your skin from within. So, always carry a bottle of water with you whenever you step outside from home. Green tea is also a great remedy to moisturize your skin from inside. Never ever leave your skin thirsty. Help your skin retain its shine by drinking a lot and lot of water.
Watch what you eat. At times, what you eat can affect the moisture level as well. Take fish, sweet potatoes, avocado, and other good stuff. Apart from all these Internal wellness continues to be a requirement all through the year and healthy skin is a reflection of a good inner health.