Winter could be harsh on your skin.If you leave the skin exposed to the low temperatures, it would result in dry and cracking of skin; chopped lips; itchy legs and rough hands. But it won’t take you much time, if you decide to take care of your skin.
Dr Rinky Kapoor, consultant dermatologist, cosmetic dermatologist and dermato-surgeon has some skincare tips for winter.
Avoid bathing with hot water as it strips skin of essential moisturizers. You should use lukewarm water and reduce your bath time to 10 minutes and never bath for more than once a day.
Use body wash that contains moisturizer and buy the soap that is natural and organic.
After shower, pat dry your body and apply a moisturizer immediately.
Avoid sponges and body brushes prevent skin damage.
You can go for light peels in winters. It is a great way to exfoliate the dry thick layer and reveal smooth and supple skin.
Avoid coming into contact with fabrics that are irritating. You can wear cotton shirts under sweaters and coats to prevent allergies with fabrics.
Buy an alcohol-based cleanser and toner for daily use. Or use milk-based cleansers that can help keep the skin smooth but never wear clay-based masks as they can pull the moisture out.
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