The season is changing and so is your skin’s natural tendency to retain moisture. While dry and flaky skin is common as the air gets cooler and temperatures dip, for some the skin could feel less elastic than usual and more prone to showing fine lines and wrinkles during winter months. And no matter how many dollops of that body lotion you apply lavishly, it still makes absolutely no difference. Sounds familiar? Fret not and let us help you out.
If a medical condition or skin ailment is not the reason, the dryness that you are experiencing could be due to a lack of oil and natural moisturising factors in the skin. This may occur due to several reasons, the most common, besides change in weather, being age and bathing habits. The good news is that you can tackle most of the causes with simple, doable alterations to your daily routine.
Root & Remedy Hacks to Lock that Moisture-in & Get Winter-Ready Skin!
Lack of Exfoliation: Over time, dead skin cells build up on your skin’s surface and cause it to feel rough and uneven.
Do not miss out on the exfoliation! Try exfoliating at least twice a week to get rid of these cells and reveal smoother skin that breathes better.
Over-washing: Washing your hands over and over again may be unavoidable, thanks to COVID-19, but there is a way to combat the severe dryness it causes. Repeated washing strips the skin of its natural moisture barrier, which can lead to dryness. What adds to the problem is the frequent use of hand sanitisers.
Moisturize your hands several times a day, especially when your skin is still moist after washing. For the body, it is recommended that you apply lotion within three minutes of towel drying or while the skin is still partly moist.
Long Showers and Hot water: Long showers, especially with hot water, can substantially affect your skin’s natural moisturising factors, causing it to dry out.
Limit your bathing time to 5-10 minutes, once a day, and use warm water instead of hot.
Dehydration: Dehydrated skin is often confused for dry skin, but both are the result of different underlying conditions that you must be aware of. While dry skin is caused due to lack of oil and natural moisturising factors of the skin, dehydration is the result of lack of water in the skin.
Improving your water intake would increase your skin’s elasticity and hydration, but we recommend you pair it with a balanced diet that contains the right nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, zinc and iron.
Ageing: You may want to age like fine wine and not dry martini! Research suggests that as you age, you tend to have drier skin due to the reduction of sweat and oil glands – a natural result of the ageing process.
No, no miracles here! There is no natural remedy to ageing, but we suggest you lead a healthy life and up your skincare routine with some of the suggestions and remedies we’ve provided above to make your skin feel more supple.
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