Winters are upon us, enveloping everything within its cold harsh grasp. Where everything falls prey to its freezing clutches, for many people, the intense chill of the winter wind can wreak havoc on the skin.
Winter air sucks up the essential moisture out of your skin and tends to make it dry, and if not taken care immediately, it becomes flaky and unpleasant.
Usually, men don’t move a muscle when it comes to taking care for their skin. Then again, there are some, who can’t keep their hands off getting the best products or even trying out some natural remedies to retain a healthy skin and charming look.
If you are a league member of the carefree ones, it’s about time you start working on yourself, otherwise, you might lose your skin’s natural elasticity, which makes way for wrinkles and creases to appear before time.
So, to avoid skin problems due to the weather changes, read the following skin care tips to prevent anything unwanted to happen. By unwanted, I mean early aging…even the thought is scary, isn’t it?
Moisturizing – You need it!
Wintry days and nights take away your skin’s natural moisture. So, use a good moisturizer to retain the skin’s need for staying moisturized. Aloe Vera gel is a good moisturizer. It is also acts as a healing agent against wounds, cuts and burns and is a good remedy for skin dryness.
It’s not just your face; your entire body tends to become dry in winters. For that, remember to add a few drops of almond oil to your bath water and soak in the water for a few minutes. If you don’t have a bath tub, simply rub it all over your body, as an after shower treatment.
Shaving in winters is pestering. Since the hairs grow thicker thus, it causes a lot of pain when shaved off. To avoid the pain, massage some oil or cream on your face for a few minutes, before shaving off the hair. After shaving, don’t use an after shave. Instead go for a vitamin E enriched oil onto your skin. This also helps in preventing any razor burns and avoids the stretchy skin feeling caused due to dryness.
Summers or Winters – Bathe with warm water
Also, remember that whether summers or winters, always bathe with lukewarm water, not hot water. This will keep your skin well-moisturized and soft naturally.
Cleansing is a healthy habit
Cleanse your face well. Use products with natural cleansers such as milk, or you may use milk alone. Soak a cotton ball in milk and gently dab it on your skin to clean it. Tell you what, THROW soaps out of your window! AVOID them completely. Soaps, too, snatch away your skin’s natural moisturizers. The only soap recommended to be used is ‘Dove’, which is ¼ moisturizing cream and has less skin drying properties.
Use Sunscreen for sun-protection
Whenever, you are step out in the sun, remember to mask your face with a sunscreen lotion with SPF 15. Even though, the sun isn’t as scorching as it is in summers, still it can cause adverse damage to your skin. Did you know the ultraviolet rays in the sun, cause skin care?
Drink Water for Life
Drink plentiful water to keep your skin hydrated, soft and glowing.