The winter is coming and it is time for special care for your body. This is a time where one tends to have more parties and celebrations, will definitely eat and drink without guilt and sleep well due to the cold weather. But there are certain things to be careful of- the water intake might go less which can result in urinary infection or stones, indigestion due to excess spicy food, and dry skin especially on the exposed parts of the body. People might exercise less outdoors in view of the cold climate. You could still exercise indoors and can go outside dressing appropriately for the climate conditions outside.
Moisturizers help in treatment and prevention of dry skin. Besides this, it also protects sensitive skin and improves skin tone and texture. The moisturizers act by trapping water in the outermost layers of the skin and acts as a temporary barrier to water loss.
Moisturizers usually contain humectants and emollients which help retain moisture. They also claim to contain peels of fruits and fragrances to make it smell pleasing. But, for those with sensitive skin, these adulterants can cause irritation and allergy. The expensive moisturizer does not always mean it is the best.
For those with normal skin, apply water based creams which are non greasy ( non oily)
For those with dry skin, use one with a heavier oil base. Petrolatum based one s are ideal.
For those with oily acne prone skin, use lotions and must be noncomedogenic( not closing the pores which can worsen the acne). Most of the soaps and face washes can dehydrate the skin further. Use of foam free face wash is recommended.
For those with sensitive skin prone for rashes, allergy and irritation, look for ones with soothing ingredients such as aloe or chamomile. These are non perfumes usually.
Use moisturizers soon after bathing.
Heavy creams are used in areas where dry skin is there and hence the face is spared of heavier creams.
Some of the brands of moisturizers come with a sun protection as well.
If the skin dryness does not improve, please do consult a skin doctor.
Hydration and eating healthy are essential to retain the glow and moisture of the skin.