Nov 16, 2021

FASHION

10 Best ways avoid dry skin in winter

Author: Neenaz

The first and foremost thing to do in winter is gentle cleansing. Be sure to avoid face washes with drying ingredients like additives or fragrances

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Avoid harsh cleansers

The most crucial thing to do especially during winters, moisturisation is clearly the unskippable part! Any time you wash your face, hands, or body, moisturise immediately after

Moisturise

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The sun may or may not be visible in winter but the harmful UV lights can still stress your skin’s moisture barrier. Be sure to add a layer of sunscreen each morning after moisturisation

Lather on sunscreen

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Overnight treatments

Overnight treatments are an excellent way to prevent dry skin. Add an emollient to your nighttime routine to replenish your skin with moisture

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Skincare routine needs to be changed with the changing season. Strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier with simple moisturisation and sun protection

Customise your skincare routine

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As tempting as it may look, regular use of scrubs may turn your skin more dry. Replace a physical scrub with a gentle chemical exfoliant

Limit the use of exfoliants and scrubs

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Occlusive ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, rosehip oil, Vaseline and Aquaphor provide a barrier to lock in the moisture. You may include them to avoid excessively dry skin

Include occlusive elements

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Since there is a direct connection between the gut and skin health, consuming more healthy fats in the form of walnuts, avocados, olive oil, etc. helps in minimising dryness

Include healthy fats in your diet

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Humidifiers (or space heaters) get more moisture in the air, thus preventing your skin from drying out. Place one in your room to disperse the moisture evenly

Humidifier

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Instead of taking a super hot bath, try a lukewarm bath with oatmeal or baking soda to relieve skin of dryness and itchiness

Avoid super hot baths

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