Winter Skin Care Tips For Dry Skin

Nourish Mantra

Winter is here, and so are we with our winter skincare tips! 

Are you enjoying hot showers or feeling too cosy to bathe now and then? What does your wardrobe look like? Did you shop it all right? Every season demands a different routine for your skin and hair. Changing your products according to the season is one aspect and customizing your habits is another. It may sound complicated, but in reality, it’s easy as a pie! 

Today we are going to sort everything out for you related to bathing and clothing for the season. 

Bathing tips to boost your winter skincare routine.

You know that bathing is a vital part of your basic hygiene and natural skincare routine. It’s also a religious ritual in many Indian cultures. 

  • If you are bathing on alternative days due to dry skin, or maybe you don’t feel like it, that’s fine. Just don’t forget to follow your natural skincare routine and maintain your hygiene.
  • Studies show that bathing daily (once) can help maintain your body weight and control type 2 diabetes, but overbathing tends to strip away the natural moisture from your skin and hair.

 Note: Bathe with a mild gel or natural soap bar which has moisturizing properties and does not contain too much alcohol or skin-drying chemicals. 

  •  If you don’t keep yourself moisturized, it can make your skin look cracked and dull. Don’t dry your skin thoroughly with a towel, soak dripping water and apply your body lotion and face care products on moist skin. It ensures optimum absorption.
  • You can take your winter skincare game one step ahead by making your home or room ready for winter. Try using a central heating system or a handy humidifier. Your house won’t be dry anymore, and your skin will absorb all that moisture.

 Dress right for the dropping temperatures.

Shopping is a must every season, and by now, you might have filled your wardrobe with all the winter essentials. Dressing according to the climate and weather is a significant part of your natural skincare routine, and here are some tips.

  • Many rough winter fabrics can irritate your skin and cause rashes. Don’t let ragged clothes touch your skin directly. 
  • Clothes that touch your skin directly should be made of soft and breathable fabrics. This reduces your chances to get red, itchy and dull skin. 
  • Ensure that your hands are protected all the time. Wear a soft pair of gloves or mittens when outside. If you prefer woollens, wear silk or cotton liners under your woollen gloves. You can also use Kashmiri wool, which is very soft.

 Skin-friendly winter wear Tips.

  1.  Wool absorbs moisture and helps to keep your body dry and warm. Not all woollens hamper your natural skincare. Only the rough-textured woollens cause itchiness and redness. Kashmiri woollens are made using the original Kashmir Wool, globally known as ‘Cashmere Wool’. This wool is reared from the native Kashmiri sheep. It’s one of the softest wool out there that will keep you completely cosy. It has thick fibres and is suitable for cardigans, pullovers and beanies. Merino wool is very soft and has delicate, lightweight fibres. Being thin, it works as a great base layer. 
  2. If you live in a snowy region, consider using tread shoes to avoid slipping on ice. Wear thick woollen socks to prevent frostbite.
  3. With a solid base, you can enjoy your florals, slip dresses and skirts too. For healthy fashion, pair your dress with skin-coloured warm leggings and ankle-length boots for full coverage. Spending time in cold temperatures can disturb your winter skincare routine.

  Winter skincare essentials!

 Layer it all up with some powerful nourishing products.

  •  Avoid skin-drying cleansers. Go for smooth-textured natural skin cleansers that do not dry out the skin and maintain its pH levels.
  • Apply your favourite face oil to nourish your skin deeply. Face oils have tiny molecules that reach deep inside your skin. It is a powerful skincare essential for the season!
  • Then shield it all with a natural face moisturizer that has SPF. UV rays are still out there.
  • If you have very oily skin, add a moisturizing serum to your routine that has Hyaluronic acid. It will help your skin to retain moisture, and you don’t have to apply heavy creams. 

 NM Picks for the season!

 Natural hand care products: Vetiver and Lavender hand wash and hand lotion.

  1. Soft Nirvana Body Lotion for silky smooth winter skin.
  2. Satvik Moringa natural face moisturizer with SPF because the UV rays are still out there. 
  3. Cinnamon Divya body oil: Ayurvedic delight for a warm and therapeutic body massage.
  4. Cosmic Sutra hair oil: Treatment for dandruff, hair fall and damaged hair, the most common scalp and hair care concerns in winter.

 Drink lots of water, eat juicy winter fruits and try some exotic winter dishes. Cut out on the dehydrating stuff. This cold and cosy season is all about moisturization and Gajar ka Halwa!