What's the first thought that comes to your mind when you hear ‘Winters’? Hot tea? Snuggles? Picnics? While on one hand there are some special joys of the cold season, on the other hand, lies havoc for the skin! Dryness, Itchiness, Dehydration… and, the list goes on and on! For starters, a good moisturizer might solve half of your problems but indoor heat & low humidity levels can often viciously take a toll on your skin! So what do you really do when dry winter skin makes you cry? Dear caffeinator, we are here to help!
Here are the top 7 tips for treating & nourishing the devil of dry winter skin:
1. Moisturize, Moisturize & Moisturize!
Yes! It’s never enough… every time you wash your skin (hands, feet, face, or body) your skin is stripped of its natural oils and moisture - this is a natural outcome of applying any chemicals/soap on your body! While mindful bathing (using lukewarm water for baths, sulphate free bathing bars) can help, a good moisturizer goes a long way/ Believe us! It replenishes your skin from time to time and keeps your skin hydrated & nourished.
2. Never Forget The SUNSCREEN!!!
You scream, I scream, we all scream for SUNSCREEN! Sunscreens are essential all year long… So don't just reserve them for the summer. The harmful UV Rays of the sun are at work even in the dry and cold months of winter, stressing your skin's natural moisture barriers! Sad, ain’t it? So keep the laziness at bay and do not forget to add a layer of sunscreen every morning, after you have applied your moisturizer… It’s a must, don’t fuss!
3. Cheers To The Overnight Treatments That Work
While most overnight skincare regimes are a sham, you’d be surprised to know that some truly work… Like mCaffeine’s Night Gel and Sleeping Mask, they don’t just work but work wonders! They are an excellent way to revitalize & prevent dry skin since at night, your skin finally gets the time it needs to absorb the treatment and replenish it with the oils, nutrients, and moisture it needs.
4. Humidifier, A Helping Hand…
We know that humidifiers are a luxury but honestly, they can be very efficient and helpful to combat the cold dry moistureless air of the winter season. Humidifiers are artificial moisture-pumping chambers! They can effectively restore indoor air balance and help keep your skin warm, moisturized, and nourished.
5. Meet Skincare Occlusives!!!
Have you heard of these before? Skincare occlusives are ingredients that provide an artificial physical barrier on your skin & lock the natural moisture. Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil & Petroleum Jelly… the list continues! mCaffeine, your go-to shop for all things caffeinated, provides a range of personal care products that contain all these essential ingredients and more. These ingredients help you to keep dry skin at an arm’s length!
6. Healthy from the inside = Hydrated from the outside
You are what you eat! And whatever goes into your body (as nourishment) impacts and reflects directly on your skin. Winter months are generally the time when our water consumption goes for a toss - well, blame the cold! The air becomes dry and our fluid intake drops massively. This does more harm than good because an effective skincare routine can only help you to an extent… the rest depends on what you eat, drink, and do with your body. A regular healthy diet, a good intake of water, and light exercise can pay off quite well!
7. Be on the lookout for when to call the Doc!
While dry skin is a natural occurrence in the winters, at times it might be symptomatic of an underlying skincare illness/condition… This is not to scare you but just asking you to remain a little cautious. Most at-home remedies and healthy life choices can help you combat winter skin dryness but in case your symptoms become worse or don't improve with time, then it’s best to consult your dermatologist immediately!
By now, you’d have guessed that dry winter skin is natural! We need to accept it and find ways of combating it before it gets the better of us… and in this journey, don’t fret because we are here to help. Making simple changes to your routine, using the right skincare products, and being on the lookout for any skin aberrations would mostly do the trick, keep you hydrated! So here’s raising a hot caffeinated toast to you enjoying the highs of winter and getting hooked on all things mCaffeine! Stay Warm, Stay Caffeinated.