Winter Skin Care Guideline

Cold weather in winter bring us not less unexpected skin problems. We often have to experience the dryness, cracks on skin causing to itchy and painful conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and more severe.

What do experts say?

As temperatures drop, heaters clank on, and the wind whips up, it is difficult to keep moisture for skin all day. Especially, if we stop producing moisture or if heating sucks it out of the skin, and it’s not being replaced, more cracks will exist severely on skin which can causes an inflammatory response making skin more susceptible to flare-ups of psoriasis and eczema.

What are expert’s suggestion?

1. While bathing, use lukewarm, not hot, water and keep showering briefly. If your using soaps are too aggressive, moisture-rich, change into less ones (for example, Dove and Aveeno).

2. The best time to do moisture is right after bathing while your skin is still damp. This duty helps replace any moisture of skin that the dry air steals away.

3. If you have more time or at weekend, rewarding  yourself with therapeutic baths, such as oatmeal baths or sea salt baths.

4. If your skin does flare up, choose soft, breathable fabrics, like cotton, instead of itchy woolens or polyester. Loose-fitting clothing will also help to keep your skin from chafing and becoming irritated by perspiration.

5. Natural facial masks is not only beneficial in winter but also all time around year. Applying mask, especially homemade natural mask with avocado, yogurt or cucumber provides a fresh, softer skin.

These guidelines above with a stress-free life style, you skin can stay healthy four seasons around year.

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

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