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6 Must-Know Winter Skin Care Tips For Dry Skin

As much as winter brings with it the urge to cosy up with your partner for warmth, and never let go, it also inevitably dries the skin. And let’s face it, as much as your partner loves you and adores you, they don’t want to caress dry, rough skin, nor would they jump with joy to kiss chapped lips. But fikar not, for here we have 6 must know winter skin care tips to keep dry skin at bay. You don’t need to put in a lot of effort to do so. Just revisiting some basics of skincare will suffice.

1. Keep your skin moisturized

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The chilly air during winters will dry out your skin, especially after a bath or washing your face. Keep a moisturizer on your bedside table and moisturize your skin to keep it hydrated and supple. The best time to apply a moisturizer and derive maximum benefits is when there is still a little moisture left on the skin following a bath. This locks in the moisture and prevents your skin from running dry.

2. Keep your hands insulated

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You may experience chilly hands and feet during winter. This is because the skin on these parts of the body is thinnest, and hence susceptible to cold. Make sure your wear gloves and socks when you step out into the cold and keep them well insulated. If you are allergic to wool, then you can slip on a pair of cotton gloves before you wear the woolen one.

3. Get a humidifier

Humidifiers can reduce the dryness in your homes by infusing moisture. Hook up your humidifier in your home to ensure that your skin gets enough moisture and does not dry out while you are at home.

4. Drink lots of water

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Drinking lots of water is not just true for the summer, but for winter as well. It helps keep your skin hydrated. Well hydrated skin will look much healthier and youthful. Water flushes out your toxins and keeps your internal system healthy. This is reflected on your skin. Hence, keep a bottle of water handy with you at all times.

5. Avoid hot baths

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Hot Baths are a welcome relief from the cold. But they also cause extensive drying of the skin. So avoid taking very hot baths; instead, use lukewarm water or warm water to cleanse your body. Also avoid soap. You can use oatmeal to replace soap for your baths. Oatmeal has exfoliating and nourishing properties which will keep your skin smooth and soft.

6. Moisturize your heels

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If your heels have a tendency to crack during winter, you should make sure that you keep them properly cleaned and moisturized. Use warm water to clean your feet. Dip them in foot cleaning solution, scrub out the dead skin using a pumice stone, and then apply the moisturizer. You can also wear socks to protect them from dirt, which can get accumulated in the cracks on the soles of your feet.

You can also try making home-made face masks to treat your skin. Olive oil, honey, avocado, mayonnaise, yogurt, etc., are all excellent hydrating agents. Whip up some of these nourishing agents together to make a face mask, and use them regularly to keep your skin glowing and healthy.

Apart from following these simple tips, it is important that you keep your internal system healthy. Eat healthy and get enough sleep. Also exercise regularly to boost blood circulation, which in turn will bring a healthy glow to your skin. Winter can be harsh on your skin, but if you are well-prepared for it, you can remain radiant and beautiful even during the coldest winter.

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6 must-know winter skin care tips for dry skin
Winter can be harsh on people with dry skin type. Here are a few must-know winter skin care tips to keep the dryness at bay.
Pooja Sachdev

Pooja Sachdev

Pooja Sachdev is based out of Bombay. She is an avid reader, writer and a blogger, and has covered a variety of topics. Here, she is to guide you about wedding tips, shopping for your wedding, and many more things related to your D-Day.