According to Dr. Sushrutha C K, Ayurveda Expert, Research & Development, The Himalaya Drug Company, “With a drop in the humidity and temperature, our skin tends to get dry, and if it is not moisturized, then it can lead to flaky skin. Following a good skin care routine, especially a nightlong moisturization routine and using products infused with natural ingredients like Cocoa Butter and Wheat Germ Oil can be beneficial in achieving nourished and hydrated skin during the winters. Additionally, for cracked lips, one can look for a lip balm with the goodness of herbs like Sweet Indrajao, and Carrot Seed Oil, as these ingredients help protect and nourish chapped lips.”
Below are a few tips for good skin care:
Moisturize at bedtime: Moisturizers and winter skin care regimen go hand in hand. As much as moisturizing skin right after a shower is necessary, moisturizing before going to bed can help in waking up to healthy and rejuvenated skin. When looking for a moisturizer, opt for one with ingredients such as Cocoa Butter and Wheat Germ Oil. Cocoa Butter is known to retain skin’s moisture and nourish it as well as making it supple, while Wheat Germ Oil, a rich source of Vitamin E, helps protect skin from drying.
Protect your lips: Winters and harsh cold winds can leave our lips dry and chapped and hiding them under our masks can do more harm than we know. For smooth and supple lips, it is essential to use a good lip balm. The best way to choose the right lip balm is to look for one infused with goodness of herbs and oils like Sweet Indrajao, Carrot Seed Oil, or Cocoa Butter, and Sal Butter. These ingredients are known to intensely moisturize lips to keep them soft and supple.
Remind yourself to stay hydrated: Keeping yourself hydrated is important during winter too. Drinking 8-12 glasses of water every day can help nourish and hydrate your skin as well.
Include seasonal fruits in your diet: Veggies and fruits found during the season not only taste good but also contain ingredients that suit the body’s need during that time of the year. Additionally, consuming food rich in Omega 3, Vitamin A, C, and E can be useful in having moisturized and healthy skin.
Inputs by Dr Sushrutha C K, Ayurveda Expert, Research & Development, The Himalaya Drug Company