Monday, December 24, 2007

Skin Care in Winters!!

skincare in winter

Skincare in Winter

The most important part of your skin care routine in winter should be the use of an effective sunscreen lotion. Remember to use a sunscreen every single day. You might need to repeat the application around mid-day or before you go outdoors. There is a wide range of sunscreens available to suit each and every skin type, including oil-free gels.
For your face, use face washes meant for dry skins. By and large it is better to avoid the foaming washes and use the gels or the water-soluble ones.
When you find your skin beginning to dry, the first thing to do is to change the soap—preferably to a glycerine soap or, even better, a superfatted and moisturizing soap which is a neutral cleansing bar. If the dryness does not get better in about eight or ten days, then change your moisturizer.
For the body, use moisturizing soaps or, better still, body washes. Avoid scrubbing and loofahs. If you have a sedentary lifestyle and are in an air-conditioned environment most of the time, you might need to use the soap only for your folds and private parts.
At night use a cold cream or moisturizer meant for dry skin on your face. If you have oily skin, then use an oil-free moisturizer.
Even if you do have oily skin, it is only your face and, perhaps, your scalp that is likely to remain oily in winter. Your body skin is not likely to be as oily. Hence, in winter you would need to use a moisturizer or cream for your body to protect against dry skin. Remember, the effect of any moisturizer or cold

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