2010/12/23

Daily Skin Practices for Healthy Skin


Hello! It’s the peak of winter and you skin generally becomes really dry during this time. Kaya Skin Clinic expert dermatologist Dr. Sangeeta Almadi gives you some skin care tips to fight the harsh winter. But firstly let's look at why your skin becomes dry during winter.


Why the skin becomes dry in winters?

Dry skin lacks the moisture needed to keep the skin supple looking and therefore has a flaky look. Dry skin needs a daily moisturizer plus possibly a heavier, overnight cream to keep it in a healthy condition. Here are some tips to follow this winter. There are a number of reasons, both external and internal, why the skin gets dry during cold weather.

External Causes: Low humidity during winter enhances the drying effect on the skin. Exposure to dry wind, cold water or drying soaps further increases the skin’s dryness.

Internal Causes: Due to low temperature, the blood vessels supplying the skin become constricted. This reduces blood flow to the skin and sweat glands and oil producing glands in the body. When the water content of the skin diminishes both inside and outside, the skin cells become shrunken and dry. This produces flaking of the superficial skin cells. Most people, because they do not feel thirsty during winter, do not drink enough water or fruit juices during winter. This results in low volume of the circulating blood causing dehydration which is another cause for skin dryness.

Here are some expert tips to keep your skin beautiful during winter:

1) Use a long lasting moisturizer twice a day, preferably on damp or just washed skin (for better results)
2) Generally, skin cleansing should be limited to once or twice a day. 
3) Do not use alcohol-based astringents, wipes and colognes.
4) Avoid frequent application of moisturizers especially on face as over doing it could clog the pores
5) Do not forget to wear your sunscreen, preferably a moisturizing form.
6) Remove makeup to maintain healthy skin. Use a skin cleanser to gently remove dirt, excess oil and makeup
7) Exercise will do more than simply get your heart rate going. It will clear your pores, increase your metabolism, and sweating allows your inner body to cleanse itself.

P.S: Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance!

1 comment:

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