Elizabath Chacko ( MD – Kalpana’s International) Winter care tips
Drink more water: The key to hydrated skin comes from the inside out. In warm weather, most of us think to drink more fresh water, since we may be perspiring, even when we aren’t working out. But since winter air is especially drying, it’s important to drink plenty of water during the winter too. “Water should be consumed at room temperature or warmer,” Arnett recommends, “and if you realize that you are quite dehydrated, add a small pinch of mineral salt to the water, which will help your body absorb it more effectively.”
Avoid soaps with sulphates: Naturally, you want to get clean when you wash, but you don’t want to strip the naturally protective oils from your skin. Sulphates , which make some soap and shower gels foam up, remove your sebum, which you actually want to avoid.
Oil up: Adding oil, or an oil-based moisturizer to your body isn’t going to make you oilier; it supports skin and doesn’t block natural sebum production. Depending on how much moisture you need unless you have really oily skin, most winter skin can use some oil. Applying right after a warm shower will really help it absorb into skin.
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