Shield Skin Against Cold

Published: 24th November 2013 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2013 02:48 PM   |  A+A-


The cold winter waft blows on your face, you feel refreshed—more so, after ‘sweating it out’ over months of warm, humid weather. However, on the downside, winter affects your skin adversely just as much as summer does—the fallout is a rough, itchy texture.

Some of the quick tips to follow:

■ Wear cotton clothes as far as possible; they do not trigger skin allergies.

■ Dress in layers, with cottons next to the skin and woollens outside.

■ If your clothes get wet or drenched with sweat after some strenuous activity or brisk exercise, change them immediately.

■ Avoid long, hot showers and don’t expose yourself to sudden fluctuations in temperature.

■ Follow the cardinal rule of cleansing, toning and moisturising your skin, with natural skin care products to keep acne, fungal infections and allergies at bay.

■ Fungal infections of the nails and in-between toes are common; so, good hygiene is a must.

■ Lips do not have any sebaceous glands like the rest of the skin; therefore, application of a lip balm at night will keep them soft in the morning.                                                           


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