Winter has officially begun in Pakistan and along with it the season of dry skin and acne outbreaks has also kicked off. Winter can be a hard season for your skin because of low water intake and frequent sun baths. In this situation, the skin can catch a lot of infections and can even start to wear off.
Fortunately, there are products available for all of these problems and with some effort you can have a soft glowing skin in winter too.
Here are five skin products that you should definitely have in winter.
During winters, since the water intake is less the cells of the skin dry out quite quickly. As everyone knows, human cells require a specific amount of water to sustain themselves. In absence of water, the cells die and these dead cells also block the nourishment of living cells underneath them.
An exfoliator can be very helpful in getting rid of all these dead cells. As a result, your skin will look fresh and the newly regenerated cells will also get their nourishment properly. You should thus definitely keep an exfoliator handy during winters.
The worth of a good face wash cannot be matched with any other skin care products. Even though a face wash is an all-time essential, its importance for the winters cannot be matched. The key thing to keep in mind is that your winter face wash should be free of chemicals. A citrus fruit-based face wash is exactly what you should be looking for as these types of face wash provides your skin with the necessary vitamins along with cleansing it.
Who does not like to sit in the sun in winters? You should try to soak up as much sun as you can during winters so that you can replenish all the lost vitamin D. There is however one thing that you should be careful about is burning your skin. A good sunscreen can be very helpful in this regard. According to many dermatologists, the average effective time of a good sunscreen is around four hours. What this essentially means is that you should wash off your face every four hours and put on a new layer of sunscreen otherwise you will end up damaging your skin.
Lips are affected the most by dehydration which many people go through during winters. You should thus keep a fruity lip balm on hand all the time and should keep applying it frequently. Gel based lip balms are the most effective and can keep your lips rosy for longer periods.
Last but not the least, is the good old moisturizer. You should get a milk-based moisturizer and apply it at least twice a day, not only on your face but on your hands and feet too. A moisturizer not only keep your skin hydrated but will also ensure healthy regeneration of new skin cells.
These skin care products can be very beneficial but the main thing that will keep your skin fresh during the harsh weather is hydration. Drink as much water as you can even if you are not thirsty, if you want to enjoy winters without having to worry about dry skin.
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