We are sure that you all have started preparing for the winter season. Don’t you love the beautiful cold mornings, winter sun and a break from the sweat? However, like any other season, winter season brings along a set of health issues. The brisk air and the cold temperature can damage your skin and make it dry and itchy. You may also experience tightening of the skin and sunburn. The sun rays can damage your skin even if it is not sunny. You can protect your skin from damage during winter by applying sunscreen and moisturizing. Aloe vera, light liquid paraffin, hyaluronic acid and glycerin are ideal moisturizing content. Winter is a dry season, so use moisturizers to moist the skin at least two to three times in a day. Like our surroundings, we all tend to develop a drier skin. To avoid this dryness stop using face wash with harsh chemical and switch-over to milder ones. You can use hydrating face packs, which are beneficial for all types of skin. Dry skin needs extra moisturizer, hence intense hydrating mask should be used.  Here are some winter skincare tips shared by Dr. Shefali Trasi Nerurkar, MD Skin, Consultant Dermatologist, Dr. Trasi’s Clinic & La Piel. (ALSO READ Skincare for Men: 5 Overnight Hacks For Men to Wake Up Looking Younger!).

1. Use a mild face wash

Use the non-soapy face wash, which cleanses the skin without making it excessively dry.  Hence, they are preferred in winters.

2. Do not wash your face frequently

Avoid excess washing of face as it tends to remove the natural oil from the skin and make it drier.

3. Use a good quality skin moisturizer

Use moisturizer cream twice to thrice daily. In case of acne prone skin, try to use moisturizers which are suited for such skin. Oily moisturizer can clog the pores and cause more pimples. Using homemade fruit, honey and cream face packs provide extra moisturizing. (ALSO READ Post-Festive Skincare: Dr Shefali Trasi Nerurkar Shares Skincare Tips to Get Flawless Skin).

4. Always use a sunscreen

You may not feel that it is sunny outside but the sun rays can cause skin damage. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from the damage.

5. Use lip balm with SPF

Your moisturizing lip balm should also have SPF to protect your lips from sun damage.

Follow these tips to have soft skin this winter.