20. January 2022

Exclusive: Skin feeling dry and dead in winters? Follow this skincare routine suggested by expert


New Delhi: Winter will be onerous in your pores and skin because it will get uncovered to chilly air, whipping wind, and low humidity ranges. These parts steal moisture out of your pores and skin leaving it dry, itchy and dehydrated. And as soon as the dryness begins, our pores and skin can extra simply crack and bleed. However, caring for the pores and skin shouldn’t be a herculean job and takes just some minutes of your day.

Dr Smriti Naswa, Cosmetic Dermatologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund shares with us a correct skincare regime to comply with this chilly season, to maintain your pores and skin trying wholesome, supple and radiant.

Avoid lengthy sizzling baths. The pure oils your pores and skin produces additionally assist defend it and hold it wholesome in harsh climate. It’s a good suggestion to keep away from lengthy sizzling baths and showers. After bathing or showering, pat dry and moisturize your damp pores and skin

Increase water consumption. Increasing your water consumption will assist hydrate your pores and skin. Drink 2-3 litres of water per day. There isn’t any substitute for ingesting water. Make certain you don’t overlook it this chilly season. Water will hold you and your pores and skin hydrated.

Don’t overlook the sunscreen. Just as a result of it is chilly outdoors does not imply the solar is not affecting your pores and skin.

Switch to an oil-based moisturizer. Moisturising your pores and skin totally is essential. Switch to an oil-based moisturizer in the winter; your pores and skin will recognize it. Consider in a single day deep moisturizer therapies which might help significantly dry areas like palms, ft, elbows, knees, and lips.

Trade your physique wash with a hydrating cleanser. It’s additionally a good suggestion to commerce in your present physique wash for a extra moisturizing hydrating cleanser in winter, significantly in case your standard selection accommodates drying substances like Glycolic or Salicylic Acid. Tone and moisturize inside 30 seconds of ending cleaning to keep away from additional dehydration.

Sleep properly. Get off tech units 30-60 minutes earlier than sleep time to make sure sound sleep, this will restore your pores and skin, hair, nails, and the physique

Exercise. Exercise helps to wade out the lethargy and flushes out the toxins. It not solely improves your vitality ranges but in addition improves blood circulation and your pores and skin well being.


Eat seasonal fruits. Try to have fruits for breakfast or a fruit smoothie (with out dairy) and vegetable juice (with the pulp) earlier than lunch/ dinner, relying on which meal you might be having at house.

Follow a skincare regime


Minimalist pores and skin routine: A minimal routine of cleaning and making use of sunscreen in the daytime, cleaning, moisturizing at night-time goes an extended technique to hold your pores and skin wholesome over time.

Add Vitamin C serum: Adding Vitamin C serum is nice to your pores and skin. It helps in collagen manufacturing, repairs and rejuvenates pores and skin.

DIY masks: Scrubs/ Aluminium Hydroxide Crystal-based microdermabrasion lotions (not in lively zits sufferers) adopted by a face pack of Multani Mitti/ earthen clay (for shiny pores and skin) can go a great distance.

You may contemplate Honey/ Olive oil and Curd/ milk (for regular or dry pores and skin) relying upon whether or not your pores and skin is just too sweaty/ sizzling (want curd) or dry and boring (can go for milk) or Ubtan with Chandan, Haldi and Atta (don’t wait until it dries, however wash off whereas it’s nonetheless moist)

Procedures at dermatology OPD: Chemical glow peels, sharpening (microdermabrasion) for face and physique, PRP (Vampire Facelift), Mesotherapy, picture facial (Q switched NdYAG laser) are few choices that one can go for as per the recommendation of the Dermatologist.

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