December 13, 2016
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These steps will keep your skin healthy during winter in UAE

Winter may be the (cuddle) season some people to look forward to but for some, it’s a dermatological nightmare. Winter is also the season of dry skin and other skin problems. If left unchecked, the cold can do more damage to your skin than it lets on. You can’t just shrug off the cold and say that you’re doing fine when your skin starts looking drier, flakier, and more chapped than usual. How do you avoid this?

We’re not all Elsa who never let the cold bother her anyway but we don’t have to be. You just need to take care of your skin. The secret is to keep your skin is moisturized enough to withstand the cold and there are many ways you can achieve it. Here are a few tips to keep your skin healthy and moisturized throughout winter.

1. Skip the Hot Water

The cold may be too much to bear when you’re taking a bath. Some can’t even live without using their water heater during the cold season. After all, it feels good to take a hot bath with the cold weather and it’s insane to bathe in cold water, not to mention physically hazardous. The only problem is hot water rids the skin of its essential oils, which make it dry. Instead of hot water, use lukewarm water, especially when you’re washing your face and hands.

2. Always Moisturize After Bath Time

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Don’t let your skin go unprotected and always apply moisturizer. It’s a particularly good time to moisturize after taking a bath, as this seals the dampness into the skin. So make sure you have a bottle of moisturizer ready beside your tub or shower stall.

3. Choose Your Moisturizer Well

Not all moisturizers can be good for your skin because some have petroleum-based ingredients that cause further drying. If you’re looking for a new moisturizer, you might want to try CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion, Nivea Soft Creme, and Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion.

4. Eat Healthy

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What you apply on the outside are not the only ones that will keep your skin looking and feeling good during the winter season, you have to take care of the problem from the inside as well. Avocados, orange and yellow vegetables with beta-carotene, spinach, and other dark green leafy vegetables are food that will help your skin retain its moisture.

5. Drink Plenty of Water

Nothing beats water when it comes to keeping your entire being hydrated. (Drinking alcohol, coffee, or soda isn’t hydrating, these will just dehydrate you more.) Water prevents the loss of natural oils and strengthens the ability of the skin to remain moisturized. Water reaches the other organs before it reaches the skin, so it’s important to drink at least 8 glasses everyday to ensure your skin gets enough water, or at least drink whenever you’re thirsty. Health experts say that thirst is always an effective measure of your water intake so don’t ignore it!

6. Protect Your Skin

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Sometimes, all you need is a little protection to prevent the cold and harsh winds from chapping your skin. Keep your skin covered from the rain or cold winds by wearing warm clothing, gloves, and scarves. Apply sunscreen whenever you go out — Coppertone Oil Free Lotion is highly recommended if you’re not a fan of greasy sunscreen.

7. Exfoliate

Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells that only aggravate dry skin. If you don’t remove these dead skin cells, moisture won’t get into your skin and all the moisturizer you’ve been applying will go to waste. You can use Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face if you want a radiance-boosting scrub for your face.

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Don’t let the harsh winter stress your skin and you. Follow these steps to keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout the cold season.