It isn’t just our senses that feel blue and low during winters, our skin too begins to feel uneasy, becoming tight and itchy. Lack of humidity and spending time in closed places makes our skin dry and flaky, absorbing moisture from our body. Dryness in skin leads to ‘Winter Itch’.
It is important that you do something about it or winter might end up winning the race against your skin. Prepare your skin this winter to fight against the itchiness by following some simple tips. Read carefully and spare your skin from some unnecessary itching which would only prove embarrassing for you. Say yes to happy, smiling skin. Here are some great tips that will help:
- Clean your skin, but not much: Yes, you heard it right. Cleaning the skin too much might deprive it of natural moisturisers. Try avoiding soap, instead use a soap free cleanser to wash your face. You can also go natural by cleaning your face with milk, particularly before going to sleep in the night.
- Choose your moisturiser carefully: It is crucial to keep your hands moisturised during winter to save them from itching and flakiness. Thanks to the range of moisturising creams in the market, one doesn’t have to worry much. But, it is advisable that you go for oil or cream-based moisturisers. Applying moisturiser on your body right after taking a bath, on wet skin helps a lot.
- Remember the word, no hot water: Avoiding hot water is essential during winters. Go for lukewarm water, especially while washing your hands and face. While a hot bath might seem tempting, your skin will suffer immensely. As soon as you are done with your bath, apply some moisturiser on your body.
- Sunscreen to the rescue: Sunscreen isn’t used just in summer. Sun can be bad for your skin, in both winter and summer. It can make your skin even dryer, causing it to itch. So, whenever you step out of your house, make sure you have your sunscreen on. Carry it with you, if you are going to be out for longer hours.
- Extreme cold not good for skin: Avoid extreme cold. Cold temperature can cause skin cancer in some people. Use gloves to cover your hands, a part of your body which suffers from maximum solar exposure.
- Humidify your place: Room humidifiers can be beneficial in adding moisture to the air. Dry air takes away all the moisture from your skin. But, do read the manufacturer’s manual carefully such as changing the water to reduce fungi and mold.
Are you following these things? If not, there’s still time to make up for it. Go beat the winter itch!