Winter’s dry air takes a toll on our skin and strips it of all its moisture. Here are a few tips to rejuvenate the skin.
- Caffeine is a diuretic and makes our body rid itself of water. During winters, this causes the skin to dry out as our body does not have enough water to hydrate it. More so, the winter cold means we are drinking less water than normal which adds to the effect and leads us to the second tip 🙂
- Drink as much water as possible. In fact liquid in any form like a bowl of hot soup, a cup of milk, some juice in the morning, anything which adds up to our daily quota of liquids.
- Commercial soaps contain sulfates which strip our skin of the natural oil it produces to keep the skin moist and soft. While our skin may feel squeaky clean initially, it is actually too dry for this weather. Sometimes, our skin overcompensates by producing too much oil and we exaggerate the problem by repeating the cycle of washing with harsh, chemical laden cleansers. Use soft and mild soaps which are high on moisturizing oils and dont contain any chemicals.
- Oils like coconut, sesame etc are severely under-rated. Many times we consider applying oil as too old fashioned for our smart selves and instead resort to “upmarket” products. However, these oils are truly wonderful and make our skin moist from within. Ayurveda lists so many benefits of these oils. Coconut Oil and Castor Oil are readily absorbed by the skin and do not give the sticky feeling we sometimes associate with oils.
Try these tips and let me know any other natural ways you use to keep your skin moist and supple.