New Delhi: Beware winter is here! Well, we are not trying to scare you but the colder the weather gets this season, the more problems it brings for your health and your skin. The harsh winter conditions can take a toll on one’s skin if proper care is not taken, leading to chapped lips and cracked heels. Here we are with a few basic winter skincare beauty regime which will keep dryness, dullness and many other such issues at a bay. Take a look
The first and foremost tip is to moisturise your skin well. A cream-based moisturiser is best for normal to dry skin as it locks in the moisture, whereas in case of oily skin it is advised to use a gel-based moisturiser.
We tend to feel less thirsty during winter, leading to a decrease in our water intake. This, in turn, leads to dehydration and drying of the skin. It is, therefore, very important to keep yourself hydrated in the season. It is advised to consume at least 8-9 glasses of water throughout the day.
Skin care at night
Night care is as important as day care whenever it comes to skin care in winters. Earlier, people used to apply glycerin on their face before going to bed. A much better and natural alternative is available these days in the form of Aloe Vera Gel. It works overnight to make skin hydrated, nourished and quite supple.
Protect your lips
To prevent dry and cracked lips, always use a hydrating lip balm. Lip balms containing coconut oil, jojoba oil, shea butter are highly recommended. Lips balms with correct SPF should always be used.
SPF is a must
Sunscreen is a must, and it is a misconception that it is not required in winter. Though UVB decreases around winter season, UVA levels are still significant, which is responsible for ageing effects on the skin.