After the gruelling November heat, winter comes as a soothing relief. The climate is loved by all but, it is also the time to battle the cold winds that hampers your body and hair. So, to flaunt a soft skin and great hair, you must invest in proper care. So, we bring to you a head-to-toe skincare regime.
Face is the most exposed area of your body and also gets affected very easily during winters. To keep your skin from drying, ensure it is moisturised at regular intervals. Stay away from strong cleansers, instead go for a mild face wash. Exfoliate your skin to get rid of the little flakes that form on your face. Apply a good sunscreen to protect your skin from sun and wind.
Eyes tend to become extremely dry and feel itchy during the winter months. Using a hydrating eye drop available over-the-counter, which can help relieve dry and irritated eyes. Also use a good under-eye cream around the eye area to protect the delicate skin around eyes. Keep a pair of sunglasses handy to protect your eyes from harsh winds and glaring sun.
Lips lack oil gland and gets chapped very easily. Drink plenty of water during the day, which helps to keep your lips hydrated. Also apply a lip balm or petroleum jelly to keep them soft and moisturised. Refrain from licking your lips as it further dries them. Also exfoliate your lips using a toothbrush gently on your lips to get rid of flaky skin. You could also apply ghee or butter on your lips before going to bed.
During winter, the atmosphere becomes dry and the moisture content in the air goes down. This can make your hair extremely dry and brittle. The best way to deal with this problem is by avoiding heat treatments on hair such as blow drying, pressing combs, perming etc. Also switch to a shampoo and conditioner which has high moisture content and do not wash your hair too often. Avoid hot showers and opt for lukewarm water baths instead. While stepping out, cover your head with a scarf or hat to safeguard it from cold air and direct sunlight. Oiling your hair once a week will help retain its natural oils and will make your hair looking shiny and healthy.
You need to use body lotion or body butter twice a day to keep your skin soft and supple. Drink plenty of water as it will keep your skin hydrated. Keep your body well covered to protect it from harsh winds. Eating green leafy vegetables and fruits also help in retaining the moisture in the skin. You could also massage your body with almond or olive oil to keep drying and itching at bay.
Cracked heels and flaky feet are a common problem during winter. You feet need special care during this season. You can start by exfoliating them once a week. Keep them moisturised at all times. Before sleeping, slather foot cream or petroleum jelly and cover them in socks. Indulge in pedicure once a month to pamper your feet.
Use these tips to kiss goodbye to winter woes!