Winter is coming! In addition, this season can be cold and windy, leaving your skin as dry as a dry well. So, what can you do to maintain healthy and fresh skin in this cold season?

But before we answer that, let’s understand how winter affects our skin. Winter can have both positive and negative effects on the skin, according to Dr. Asmita Dekhne Chebi, dermatologist and cosmetologist at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Bangalore.

“Cold and humid weather can lead to dry, flaky, and irritated skin. Lower temperatures and humidity can cause skin to lose moisture and increase sensitivity. In addition, strong winds can cause skin loss. Moisturize the skin and make the skin more sensitive. Exposure to cold and temperature changes can cause skin irritation and windburn.

01. Moisturize
Use a rich moisturizing moisturizer to prevent dryness and maintain your skin’s moisture barrier.

02. Sunscreen
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily to protect your skin from UV rays. UV rays can cause damage even in less intense winter sun.

03. Exfoliation
It gently exfoliates, removes dead skin cells and helps cell turnover. Use a gentle exfoliator every 7 to 10 days. Be careful not to exfoliate too much.

04. Hydration
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to prevent dryness and maintain healthy skin from the inside.

05. Lip balm
Use a high-quality lip balm to keep your lips moisturized and prevent chapping.

06. Layered clothes
Protect your skin from strong winds and temperature changes by layering and covering up.

07. Avoid hot shower
Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils, so choose a lukewarm shower to avoid over-drying.

08. Use a mild facial cleanser
Choose a gentle and moisturizing cleanser to avoid overdrying the skin.

09. Food products
Consider using products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and antioxidants to support skin health.

10. Humidifier
Installing a humidifier at home can help moisten the air and prevent dryness.

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