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Ways to kick away dry skin this winter

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 November 2017, 11:44 IST
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It's everyone's dream to have dewy skin that tolerates the effects of chilly temperature and also bears all the desert like heat.

Winter weather is for sure not fun for skin. If not taken care, the winter dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding. Indoor heats further add to robbing the moisture from the skin and so do the calming hot showers.

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With all these harsh attacks on skin, it is extremely important to indulge in the right skin care routine and also choose the products wisely. In order to efficiently do that, it is equally important to understand your skin first. One needs to know the texture of his or her skin, whether it's oily, dry or a combination skin.

Once when you have understood the texture of your skin, you can now choose the products according to the need of your skin.

We often go by the fragrances or the texture of the products while purchasing them, but the content in it is what actually matters.

Dr. Rohit Batra Dermatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said, "If someone has an oily skin, gel based moisturisers are best to be used; wherein a cream based moisturiser or a cream based lotion should be used by the ones having dry skin."

When asked for suggestions for choosing the correct formula for skin, Dr. Batra added, "People with dry skin need to select products having liquid paraffin, sheer butter and coco butter and for someone who has an allergy prone skin should opt for moisturiser containing ceramides. People with combination skin should go for oil based rather than water based solution, as it is more likely to help your skin retain moisturiser in winter."

Skin care is not only restricted to superficial applications, but what one consumes also decides the health of your skin.

Especially in winters one must take utmost care while selecting the right food options. Dietitian Deepti G Dua, Mutation Diet Clinic suggests everyone to 'eat like a King!"

She said, "Winter foods have some good calories and great nutrition. One must consume a nutritionally rich diet or foods rich in omega 3 like fish, salmon etc. One must avoid starchy and sugary foods as they not only bloat your stomach but also cause acne, eczema and causes wrinkles. Your winter diet should also contain omega 6 fatty acids and essential oils."

"It is always better to keep your body warm the natural way, so one can consume ample nuts, almonds and peanuts as they are warm and contain vitamin D and iron. You can also add seasonal leafy vegetables, citrus foods having vitamin C as they have anti ageing properties."

With beautiful skin and a healthy body, you can enjoy winter love. The combination of a balanced and required diet, and a glowing skin will surely make your winters less stressful and happy.

-ANI

First published: 27 November 2017, 10:35 IST
 
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