Winter is here! Though the days are sunny and nights are cold, it is the low humidity which makes our skin go dry. It is a nightmare for most of us to deal with dry weather and dry skin. With a wide array of products in the market, it is quite confusing to choose one and to choose the one right for us. Additionally, we may choose the best of products, but may not get the desired effect, if we do not know how to use them in the correct way. We may end up with dry skin and a whole lot of problems related to it.
Moisturisers are the mainstay of skin care regimens during the winters.
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Moisturisers are formulations which help in maintaining about 10-30% water content of the skin. Moisturisers replace the natural skin oils, cover tiny fissures and provide a protective film on the skin. They help to decrease evaporation of skin moisture thus making the skin soft and smooth thereby improving the overall appearance.
As we age, we lose skin hydration. People on medications for cholesterol and hypothyroid develop dry skin which tends to worsen during the winters. Diabetics are more prone to dry itchy skin. Some of the skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema, atopic dermatitis also worsen during the winter. Dandruff worsens too.
With correct information on skin care, these issues can be avoided. Here are few tips on how to take care of your skin and hair during the winters.
Hope with these tips you can enjoy the winters as well as asglowing healthy skin and hair.
Author: Dr. Sushmita Dhavan, Dermatologist & Aesthetic surgeon, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore
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