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Winter Skincare Tips

Winter is lurking around the corner for some of us and for some this means dry skin and all of us wish to avoid the ill effects of cold weather on our skin.  Who wants to have dry skin? I do everything possible to having dry skin. Here are some tips to help protect your skin this season.

  • • Keratosis Pilaris, or the dry and rough skin, is generally found on upper arms. To get rid of the dryness, opt for a lotion that contains salicylic acid. This will help in exfoliating the dead cells that occur around the hair follicles.
  • • Another very common problem with winters is parched and chapping hands. Soap-free cleansers, wipe offs and hand sanitizers help avoid this.
  • • A barrier on skin to trap the moisture helps the creams and lotions to soak in. So, wear gloves during winters after applying skin lotion and keep your skin soft and glowing.
  • • For softening stubborn dry patches, especially on rough knees and elbows, try a rich and hydrating scrub. A plain mix of sugar and honey helps reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation in the skin.
  • • Your legs and arms may start looking scaly during winters. You can avoid this by using a lotion with 12 % lactic acid. Milk (which contains lactic acid naturally) is very effective as a moisturizer and helps in getting rid of the scales.
  • • Apply lotion on all body parts meticulously as this may mean the difference between dry and healthy skin. First, apply a moisturizing body cleanser or rich bath oil followed by application of lotion, once you’ve dried off.
  • • Exfoliating regularly helps in getting rid of the dead cells. It also aids in getting the moisturizer penetrate deeper and provide better protection. Just make sure that when you are using an exfoliating product for back and chest, you should be very gentle.
  • • To treat rough skin on feet, remove the calluses gently with a pumice stone or a hydrating scrub and follow it up with the application of a buttery and thick moisturizer, each day before bed. Wearing socks at night also helps in retaining the moisture.
  • • Resist the temptation of a long, hot shower or bath after a day spent in the cold as it will just ends up stripping the moisture from your skin. Make sure that your showers are no longer than ten minutes and no more than just once a day.
  • • Night wear is also very important for your skin. The softer it is, the better it will be for your skin. People who have eczema or just sensitive skin should opt for fabrics like cotton flannel or cotton.

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Now that you’ve read these tips there’ll be no reason for you or someone you know to have to suffer from dry skin.

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Author: Summer H.

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