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Winter Skin Care

Winter is a season when everyone pulls out the woolen wear which has been locked for longtime and at the same time little extra care is needed for skin compared to usual days. In winter, common problems are Dry and irritated Skin, Chapped lips, Cracked Heels.

In my Childhood days my Grandmother advised me to use ?Besan powder? in winter for skin protection, there started my skin care in winter with simple home remeady.Now in market we can find lots of winter skin care products. Apart from the products, little care taken by you helps a lot.

Tips to be followed in winter for better skin care:

Consumption of Water

Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Avoid taking caffeinated drinks often. Good herbal remedy is taking hot water with few lemon drops in it.Which purifies the blood and removes impurities gives skin good glow.

Shower with Warm Water Daily

Shower with warm water daily. Avoid bath with hot water which depletes natural oils from skin. Use mild soaps instead of normal soaps.After fresh bath and toweling dry do not forget to apply moisturizer for a soft and smooth skin. Weekly once oil baths helps a lot.

Choosing Moisturizer

Select good moisturizer which suits to your skin. It is the most important tip to be followed. Based on the skin type choose moisturizer. Special moisturizers are there for oily skin.

Use gel based moisturizers instead of lotion which absorbs quickly in to skin. For dry skin extra care is necessary during winter. One shouldn?t give up using sunscreen in winter to protect from Sun.

Exfoliate Skin

Another Important thing is to exfoliate skin regularly .Exfoliation, removes dead cells on the skin and rejuvenates the skin. It also helps in absorbing moisturizers better.


Diet plays a main role for healthy look of skin.Consuming Fresh Vegetables and fruits are important. Taking sea foods and dairy products that are rich in proteins and mineral gives good texture and quality to skin.
Foods rich in anti-oxidants such as apples, watermelon, muskmelon, strawberries, avocado, oranges, bananas, kiwi, grapes, pomegranates, plums,coriander, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, beans, cabbage, broccoli, garlic, cauliflower, spinach, whole meal cereals, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, yeast, barley and oats.

Lip Care

When we think about winter care our thoughts wander about face and body care. Good care is also needed for lips. Use branded lip balms to keep away from dry and chapped lips.

Good home remedy is to use butter or milk cream before going to bed daily.Don?t peel dry flakes on lips and good remedy for that is take sugar granuals mix it with olive oil apply on lips this will give exfoliating affect and remove dry skin .
Special care for Homemakers

Most of the household chores links with using water like dish washing, house cleaning, washing clothes affected area is hands and feet.special care is required for hands and feet.

By Using hand gloves and wearing chappals helps up to some extent.wearing gloves to hand helps to protect hands from chemicals of detergents and washing powder.

Apart from all the things regular exercise and good sleeps keeps skin glowing and healthy
There are varieties of winter skin care tips and treatments available in market. But be cautious while choosing the right one to your skin.
Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathi aka Simple Indian Mom is an Agricultural Microbiologist and helps moms to keep their family and kids naturally healthy both mentally and physically.


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