“Winter is coming.” While the American Television Series has spent 4 years saying this, our winter is not as far. With chilly season round the corner winter sports enthusiasts and nature lovers need to take extra care of their skin during these months. Although the weather remains cold, the ultraviolet radiation from the sun in the form of UV rays continue to harm our skin just as much as the summer sun. Flaky, dry and parched skin marks the beginning of winter. The plethora of skincare products in the market cater to specific needs of the skin during winters, and not for no reason. Read on to find out how winter sun affects your skin and how you can remedy/fight it pleasantly.
Do I need to change my skin care regime?
Due to the façade the winter sun puts on, it may become difficult to understand its harmful effects. It is of utmost importance to take care of your skin and switch to winter specific skin care products. Market offers skin care products for all skin types ranging from mid to high prices. Sunscreens, moisturisers, lip balms and sun glasses should be on your priority list.
Signs of damaged skin
The winter sun brings a conundrum of skin related issues. If your skin tends to feel painful, dry, blotchy, red, itchy and tight, you need to ensure you take care of it in the best way possible. Peeling skin is one of the most common signs.
Skin care products
Most of the products available in the market contain humectants such as glycerine or hyaluronic acid, which ensure the skin which looks supple and dewy. This helps give a plumper look. They also contain occlusives, which blocks moisture loss. These can be beeswax, lecithin, petroleum and paraffin. So, rush to the market and stack up on your winter groceries for your skin.
Moisturizing at home
It is important to stay protected from the winter sun not only when you step out in the frigid, but also at home. Petroleum jelly is one of the best ways to avoid chapped lips and dry skin. Keep applying it every few hours to keep your skin looking healthy all winter long. Your diet during winter also plays an important role in maintaining your skin. Adding vitamin A and E to your nutrition can help you look beautiful during the cold dry months. Honey is considered to be an excellent skin hydrating agent loaded with antioxidant, antimicrobial, and humectant properties. Get creative and make your own home facials with honey and milk cream. You could also use olive or coconut oil to keep your skin feeling supple in the winter weather.
With Diwali, Christmas and New Year’s around the corner, you want to look your best throughout. It is not only the fun and frolic we are talking about, but these easy precautionary steps may help prevent skin cancer caused due to constant sun exposure. Another prudent precaution is to invest in a good health insurance plan and enjoy all seasons as they come and go, without worrying much about serious skin ailments.
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