Prevention Of Dry Skin In Winter

Dry skin is a common problem in winters. It is time to enjoy the warmth of the sunshine but with it comes the cold winter winds, which bring with them the dry cracked skin, chapped lips, itchy legs, and rough hands. Skincare becomes more difficult in winters because sometimes you don’t want to remove your hands from the gloves. Don’t worry we have some simple tips for you that will get your skin glowing in no time. The trick is not to let the moisture escape from the skin. Dry skin happens because of lack of moisture on the top layer of the skin. The epidermis is made up of skin cells and lipids that keep the skin protected by locking in the moisture and hydration. Less moisture and humidity in winters mean that the skin loses moisture at a higher rate than normal and replenishment is slow. Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist & Dermato-Surgeon, the Esthetic Clinics shares some quick tips to deal with the problems.

Dry skin causes many problems such as:

  • Itchiness
  • Redness
  • Thickened rough skin
  • Cracks on skin
  • Eczema
  • Bacterial infection

Here is what you can do:

  • Limit your shower time to a maximum of 10 minutes. Keep the shower temperature to medium. Hot showers strip your body of essential moisturizers. Shower not more than once a day.
  • Minimum use of soap: Soaps and hand sanitizers are harsh on the skin. Body washes are a better option than soaps, as they are more moisturizing. The more soap you use, the more you are drying out your skin. Stick to fragrance-free cleansers, if you have to use soap opt for organic and natural ones.
  • Avoid bath sponges and body brushes to avoid damage to the skin.
  • Winter is a good time for light peels. Consult a good cosmetologist to understand what kind of peel will be suitable for your skin. Peels help exfoliate the skin and remove the dry think layer revealing smooth and supple skin underneath.
  • Avoid wearing fabrics that can irritate the skin. Wear a cotton shirt under your sweaters and coats so that the wool does not irritate and dry the skin.
  • Moisturize and moisturize again: When you have taken a shower, pat dry your body and apply the moisturizer immediately.
  • Use an alcohol-free cleanser and toner in your daily routine. Milk-based cleaners can help keep the skin smooth and prevent dryness. Do not use clay-based masks on the skin as they pull out moisture from the skin.
  • Take care of your hands and feet: The skin on hands is thin and is susceptible to quick damage and so are the heels of feet. Keep them protected by applying moisturizer and oil on them and keeping them covered with gloves and socks.
  • Don’t forget the sunscreen: Apply sunscreen every time you step out. Your skin needs protection from the sun even when the weather is foggy.
  • Drink water: It will hydrate you from inside out and replenish some lost nutrients in the skin.

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About Dr. Rinky Kapoor

Dr. Rinky Kapoor- Best Dermatologists in Mumbai, India

Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Co-founder of The Esthetic Clinics, is one of the best dermatologists in the world & currently practices in Mumbai, India. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Trichologist at S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, India. Dr. Kapoor is trained at the National Skin Centre, Singapore & at Stanford University, USA. A celebrity skin doctor, Dr. Rinky Kapoor has won many honors such as “Best Dermatologist in Mumbai”, “Most Valuable & Admired Cosmetic Dermatologist in India” & “Best Dermatologist in India”, etc for her expert dermatology care, affordable & reliable skin care, hair care & nail care Read more

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