Winter is never a good time for your skin.
The harsh weather and dry air draws out the precious moisture away from your skin. And if it's not treated immediately, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and the cold winds only make the matters worse. And the hair, it gets dry and static, leaving you looking totally unprepared for that important board meeting. Don't worry, the problems might seem endless, but the solutions are simple. Dermatologist Dr Jalpa, of Kaya Skin Clinic, gives us some handy tips to avoid skin and hair problems this season.
Drinking enough water is the best way to keep yourself and your skin hydrated in this dry weather. As we tend to pick up hot drinks like cocoa, tea or coffee, our attention to the cool and refreshing water is lowered during winters. Don't let that happen, instead of going for a second cup of morning joe, why not pick up a glass of warm water with a dash of lemon. It'll hydrate you and help you stay away from dehydrating drinks.
It's important to moisturize your skin - face as well as your body, during winter. The cold wind dries out your skin often, so moisturize as soon as you have stepped out of your bath and towel dried your skin. For those who have oily skin or combination skin, use an oil-free moisturizer for a less dewy look.
Remember we live in a tropical country and therefore, we are still exposed to harmful UV rays during winter too. Do not forget to apply sunscreen 15 minutes before you step out. Use a sunscreen along with your moisturizer. If you are going to be in office all day, a sunscreen with SPF 15 is enough, if you are going to be stepping out, use a sunscreen of higher SPF value.
Deep condition your hair weekly to make your hair soft and healthy. It will also make them manageable without the added static or frizz. Use a good deep-conditioning hair mask and relax. It will do its work.