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Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter is here and so are a new set of winter skin care problems. Nobody wants a dry, flaky, itchy and irritated skin.

If you dread the winter season because of what it does to your skin, this article is for you. It will tell you about different skin problems, how to cure them and most importantly- how to stop them from happening.

First, here are some tips to prevent dry skin care problems

The root of all winter problems is dry skin which can easily be cured at home

  1. Use natural moisturizers like coconut oil, almond oil etc. they will not only prevent dryness but also do wonders for your other skin problems
  2. You can also use good quality moisturizers available in the market according to your skin type- but make sure to research well about them
  3. Don’t take a very hot bath- it strips natural oils from your skin, try taking bath with lukewarm water 
  4. Stay hydrated. Cannot stress this enough.
  5. Spend at least 10mins before your bedtime moisturizing your skin and massaging it to wake up to a naturally glowing skin
  1. Itchy and dry nostrils

A dry and itchy nose is one of the most irritating winter problems. 

Use these home remedies to prevent yourself from the discomfort of a dry and irritated nose.

 2. Chapped Lips

Anyone can get chapped lips if they have dry skin. However, the possibilities increase if you’re taking vitamin A supplements, retinoids, lithium, or chemotherapy drugs.

You can easily prevent chapped lips-

3. Chafing

When the winter air is dry, the epidermis or the outer layer of the skin is subjected to repetitive friction( rubbing of thighs), leading to damage and exposure of the lower dermis layer. When dermis gets exposed, the skin feels irritated and uncomfortable. This is known as chafing.

You have to take extra care of the area that is chafed-

4. Shaving Cuts

In winters due to extra dryness our skin becomes more perceptible to cuts and nicks while shaving. You can do the following to prevent cuts during shaving 

5. Dry & Itchy Patches

Dry and itchy patches are very painful and irritating to say the least. The most common symptoms of dry and itchy skin are scales, redness, itching with small cracks in the skin.You can cure and prevent dry itchy skin with minor lifestyle changes. 

6. Cracked Heels

The most common problem among women-cracked heels are not that difficult to get rid of with some proper care.

7. Eyebrows Itch and Flake

Itchy and flaky eyebrows are mainly due to a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. Although the exact cause is not known, seborrheic dermatitis worsens in winter.

8. UV Damage

UVB rays are the main cause of sunburn, especially on high altitudes and on reflective surfaces like snow. The best way to stay protected from UV damage is by covering up all the exposed parts of the body.

9. Winter Rash

When the skin gets exposed to too much cold air, it loses its natural moisture and oil, leaving the skin dry and irritated. If left untreated, it can also cause redness and we want to help you  prevent that from happening using some home remedies-.

Final Advice

Extreme dry and dehydrated skin is normal in winter. It brings in a plethora of skin problems like rashes, itching, redness, cracks, flaky skin, etc. Don’t freak out about these problems, if you follow the aforementioned tips religiously- you can easily get rid of them. Stay hydrated & stay warm.

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