A Dermatologist Guide To Winter Skin Care

Xeroderma, otherwise known as “dry skin”, happens very often during winter. The skin is the largest organ in the body and it needs to be provided with good care.

The skin contains hair follicles, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, apocrine glands, and blood vessels. The outer most layer which is called epidermis consists of 25 to 30 layers of dead cells. As it does not contain blood vessels, the deepest cells are fed by the blood capillaries which extend up to upper layers of the dermis. Now, you have understood about the skin, let’s see here a guide for winter skincare tips.

  • Always go for nutrient-rich moisturizing cream which will provide the perfect remedy for the winter-beaten skin. Moisturiser is also ideal when applied thrice a day as it helps in getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Apart from this, this will even out the skin and keep it smooth, soft, radiant, and young.
  • It is ideal to use a humidifier during winters so that it provides the much-needed moisture inside your home.
  • It is ideal to go for a steam bath instead of the sauna. When you go to a gym or spa, please go for steam room rather than the sauna. Apply a thin layer of Vitamin oil before going for a steam. When you come out of it, you will find your skin radiant and soft.
  • You should pay enough attention to your fingers and toes especially during winter. To keep them smooth and supple, soak them in the warm water. You can add lemon juice or vitamin E oil.
  • Eat fish and flaxseed which are full of omega-3 fatty acids as this will revitalize your skin. You can even take cod liver oil or fish oil supplements on a daily basis.
  • Go for the exfoliants that are smooth and gentler.
  • During winters, stick to cotton clothes. Wearing woolen clothes will abuse the skin and dries it.
  • Whatever be the season, always drink a sufficient amount of water. This will keep the skin hydrated. It also cleanses your body by removing the toxins.
  • Even during winter, the sun damages our skin by its rays. Hence, use sunscreens.
  • Massaging your skin with coconut oil will provide the best results. Because it goes deep into your skin and makes them radiant.
  • Always consume food that is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin B. Take lots of fruits and vegetables. Avoid junk food.

The above are some of the skincare tips provided by the dermatologist to beat the harshness of the winter.

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