[dropcap]B[/dropcap]race your skin, as winter is coming. Apart from cold, foggy mornings, this season has a tendency to cause dryness and exacerbate conditions.
Avoid long hot baths and substitute soaps with moisturizing cleansers to have soft skin, says an expert. Dermatologist Aakrit Mehra shares skin care tips for the coming winter season.
– It is important to avoid long hot baths. Also, soap should be used sparingly and scrubs should be completely avoided during this season.
– Limit your showers to under 10 minutes, and ensure that you only use luke-warm water.
– Substitute soap with moisturizing cleansers or bars, as it won’t cause damage or dryness to the skin.
– In case of really dry skin, use soap-free cleansers for further care.
-Avoid Wet Gloves and Socks because wet socks and gloves can irritate your skin and cause itching, cracking, sores, or even a flare-up of eczema.
-Grease Up Your Feet Yes, those minty foot lotions are lovely in the hot summer months, but during the winter, your feet need stronger stuff. Try finding lotions that contain petroleum jelly or glycerine instead. And use exfoliants to get the dead skin off periodically; that helps any moisturizers you use to sink in faster and deeper.
– Pace the Peels, If your facial skin is uncomfortably dry, avoid using harsh peels, masks, and alcohol-based toners or astringents, all of which can strip vital oil from your skin. Instead, find a cleansing milk or mild foaming cleanser, a toner with no alcohol, and masks that are “deeply hydrating,” rather than clay-based, which tends to draw moisture out of the face. And use them a little less often.