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Thread: Some Winter Skin Care Tips

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    Taking a daily hot shower

    Taking a hot shower daily is important for the hygiene of your skin. You should do so in winter too. Keep these winter skin care tips in mind when stepping into the shower:
    Avoid harsh (typically colored, fragrant or antibacterial) soaps and stick with mild non-drying soaps.

    Apply your moisturizing cream immediately after bathing and toweling dry. This will seal in the moisture. Use moisturizing creams and ointments that are more appropriate for the body than the face.

    Donít forget your sun protection! The sun doesnít go away just because itís snowing or cloudy! Maintenance use of sunscreen with an SPF of 15 that protects against both UVA and UVB is an important step in your daily winter skin care. The sun ages your skin...Prevent it! You may find that you prefer a more hydrating base to your sunscreen for wintertime. Extra hydration does not mean extra oily. There are many formulations available that are oil-free. Also, wear a sun protective hat.



    Use a good moisturizer. Without doubt, this is the most important winter skin care tip.

    Choose a highly protective day cream which contains zinc oxide, and provides SPF30 protection to form a barrier against the elements. Creamier, water-in-oil emulsions are best.

    Extremely irritated skin can crop up quite fast during winter. Keep some extra heavy duty moisturizing cream on hand to handle those problematic areas whenever necessary.


    Taking Care of Your Lips

    Donít forget about your lips. Chapped lips are often the most noticeable problem in winter. Donít just soften them up and forget about them, pamper them throughout the winter season.

    Lip balms are great for preventing lips from drying out. Use a highly moisturizing lip balm which provides a protective barrier, with vitamin E for good elasticity.

    However, waxes simply do not have the ability to rejuvenate or replenish lost moisture. Soften lips with an AHA nightly for a therapeutic remedy. Simply slathering on a heavy moisturizer wonít treat the underlying problem or get rid of unwanted peeling skin.

    Are you on Accutane or other medications that are creating dry lips? Itís still OK to use the above regimen. Consult your dermatologist. He may be able to describe an ointment to help resolve the issue or get you through your Accutane regimen. This should be used for a finite period of time. Itís not something to use indefinitely.


    Taking Care of your Hands & Fingers

    Dry hands and cracking fingers are a huge concern in winter. It is worse for people with lots of contact with water or chemicals in their home or workplace.

    Exposure to water actually dehydrates the skin as the air evaporates the bath water, it takes moisture from the skin along with it.

    Seal your hands after gently patting them dry with a towel immediately! The same applies for full body protection after bathing.

    This simple practice goes a long way to preventing winter itch, something that is more likely to occur as we get a little older each year.

    Hands and fingers take a beating because of their constant contact with the elements. We can use simple bland creams that help to act as a protection against the environment while restoring important moisture. Therapeutic options are available once youíre in trouble.


    Establish a barrier between you and the cold, dry winter weather. This is easily accomplished with the frequent use of a good, bland moisturizing cream.

    Notice the word creams and not lotions. In the dry winter weather, the lotion is quickly absorbed into the skin and there is nothing left on the surface to protect the skin. Switch to a cream or ointment base during winter!


    Taking Care of your Finger Nails

    Keep your finger nails moist to prevent brittleness.

    One key winter skin care tip is to minimize water exposure as much as possible. Wear protective gloves when washing dishes.

    Applying a protective nail hardener will help toughen them up.

    Taking calcium supplements according to package direction will ensure the presence of this important nutrient. If you are prone to kidney stones, check with your doctor before starting them


    Taking of your Scalp and Hair

    Do you have dandruff? You can help keep this condition at bay with great nonprescription shampoos. However, watch out as these medicated shampoos may dry out the hair and your hair will lose its shine.



    Exfoliate at least twice a week. This will remove dead cells and allow the skin to absorb extra moisture.

    The oil which we all complain about in the summer is no longer being produced because of cooler winter temperatures and central heating. Therefore the skin looses the water which should be retained in the lower dermis of the skin. This can lead to premature aging of the skin and fine lines, whilst your skin can appear puffy and grey.


    Drink lots of Water

    Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration. The Chinese recommends drinking a glass of hot water with lemon. This herbal remedy is a sure-fire method of energizing your body. It will de-tox your entire system, including the liver and gall bladder. This means that your body will be able to clean the blood faster to get rid of toxins responsible for bad skin.


    Get Plenty of Sleep

    Simply sleep! Money canít buy the benefits of a good nightsí rest. Your oxygen levels will drop if you donít get enough sleep, meaning that your cells will not be renewed as quickly. This is when degenerative skin aging sets in. Try to get seven, if not eight or nine hours of rest a night to achieve absolutely painless benefits. Itís ideal!

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    Nice sharing sweety...aajkal waqayii zaroorat hai theek se care karne ki

    Good post :up;

    Keep coming :hug;

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    Thnx Fairy Baji :givefl; :hug1:

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    Thanks naila :1cool;

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    Kum kum ^o) Star plus walli? :whistle:

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    thanks naila

    Aapi whistle nahi howe you missed

    ye kum kum kahan se agaye
    Dream, I do.

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