Winter, the most subtle yet challenging season of the year has arrived. At one stage we get overjoyed to finally escape from the scorching heat of summer and a dint of happiness is always there as we finally get the chance to get comfortable with a blanket. But then again, we don’t have that luxury to completely forget about our body, specially our skin, during this dry season.
It is very important to take care of our skin and give more focus during this time, as our skin becomes vulnerable to frost bites and winter de-moisturizing effect. Our expert Dermatologist Dr. Tauhida Rahman Ereen has shared some important tips on how you can take care of your skin during this winter.
Wash in Lukewarm Water
Although hot showers feel good in the winter, it is advised not to take shower with hot water regularly. Using lukewarm water instead is always advisable, at least when just washing your face or hands. Use lukewarm water to avoid stripping as many oils away from the skin.
Moisturize Immediately Afterwards
Your skin not only needs more moisture but moisture right after you wash. Applying moisture to damp skin helps seal that dampness into the skin. Keep a bottle near the bathtub and at every sink and use liberally every time you wash.
We tend to drink less water in the winter because we turn to hot drinks like cocoa and tea and our inner craving for self-hydrating becomes less. But we can’t forget that our skin needs hydration from the inside, out. A little warm water with lemon can be very refreshing and hydrating at the same time, at the same time there are a lot of health benefits of drinking warm water with lemon.
We often forget to help the skin slough off dead cells in the winter, particularly on our hands and face. Moisturising can’t get in if the dead cells are too plentiful. Find an exfoliating mask and use it on your face and on your hands, as well as gently on your lips, then follow immediately with moisture to truly see a smoother difference. Exfoliating body washes are also helpful in the winter months.
Avoid Toxins and Allergens
If you have eczema or dermatitis you have to avoid allergens and irritants that may trigger a flare up. Winter skin is more fragile, so avoid irritating fabrics (like wool) and chemical-laden detergents, and use mild cleansers and moisturizers designed for sensitive skin.
Home Remedy Not Working Anymore?
If your skin is way too dry that no home remedy is able to restore your natural moisture, you can consult a skincare specialist. Home remedies or tips are always advisable and often are useful but not all the skin types are same. So for any extreme condition, it is wise not to storm through YouTube videos for more tips, rather consult a skin care specialist. Maybe a prescribed diet chart or even any advanced treatment is required to bring back the softness and moisture.
Any Effective Treatment?
Regenerative Medicare is a new, modern and advanced self-healing process, and our Surecell skin care expert Dr. Ereen is specialized in performing PRP and Stem cell treatment. If you feel drinking water or bathing with lukewarm water is not helping anymore, visit our premise and consult with our expert to get to know what is going on with your skin and get an effective cure.
This article is written by Dr. Tauhida Rahman Ereen