How many of us have the trouble of skin in winters? The worst season for skin is winter. your skin losses its normal moisture due to dry air. Dryness, itching, scaling, and cracks all come one after another. Hence, we all see more eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff during this time.
Some DO and DON’TS for skin care to keep skin hydrated and healthy.
THE DOS OF SKIN CARE:
- Regular use of mild soap and detergents which are skin friendly.
- Get a gentle cleanser that is weakly acidic. (How to determine the acidic .. the more lather, high acidic ).
- After bath use of the moisturizer is a must.
- Even the lip care using lip balm or ghee available in our kitchen is the best.
- Use of plain coconut oil for extra dry skin. It maintains skin hydration.
HOME REMEDIES FOR SKIN:
- Coconut oil.
- Olive oil.
- Milk or buttermilk.
- Honey. It has healing, anti-inflammatory action along with moisturizing.
- Sunflower oil .
- Cucumber juice.
- ALOE VERA gel. Its use is invariable too good, Apply it on the hands, feet or even face and leave it overnight and cleanse in the morning with water. It reduces pigmentation, acne and smoothes the skin.
Diet to follow:
- DRINK LOT OF WATER. Hydrate yourself with various juices.
- Fruits which are available during the season like banana, papaya, oranges.
- Drink milk. It provides the proteins found naturally which help boost the elasticity of our skin so we get fewer wrinkles, and they develop slower. Milk also contains retinol (an antioxidant) and vitamin D which can help protect our skin from damaging sun rays.
THE DON’TS FOR SKIN.
- Avoid using very hot water for bathing instead prefer warm. though it feels nice to bathe with hot but it harms skin.
- Do not exfoliate the skin more. Exfoliating your skin once a week is advisable as it helps in boosting skin regeneration and better product absorption.
- Do not forget using sunscreen and gloves and a scarf as the cool air outside damages the skin along with UV radiation.
- don’t scratch the skin too much or rub with a towel.
- avoid frequent contact with detergents.
WHEN TO SEE DOCTOR
If environmental factors or aging is not the reason for skin complaints.
If you have used home remedies and above mentioned tips are of little use.
There are some underlying skin diseases like ezcema, psoriasis, which flare up and needs medical attention. Excessive dry skin leads to cracks, itching, redness, bleeding, rashes or hives. Some of the homoeopathic remedies administered according to the patient’s constitution helps in alleviating the complaints to great extent.