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5 Must-Dos for Winter Skin Care While a lot of us love winter for the chill and the chance to flaunt our pullovers and overcoats, winter can be a particularly difficult time for the Indian skin. For people with dry skin, winter is clearly the worst season. Flaking of the skin, itching and eczema are some of the most common problems faced during this time. Therefore it becomes imperative that we travel the extra mile to take good care of our skin. These are 5 things we must do as part of our winter skin care regimen: a) Intense Moisturize Due to excessive loss of water from our skin during winter, our skin tends to get very dry making it absolutely important for us to keep it well moisturized at all times. Moisturization prevents TEWL (trans epidermal water loss) thus maintaining the net water balance required for skin hydration. b) Apply Sunscreen Photoheliosis (sun damage) can be caused by long term sun exposure. It can manifest as wrinkling and general lacklustre appearance of the skin. Contrary to popular belief, all the skin types and not only the white skin type can benefit from regular sunscreen application. Any medicated sunscreen with an SPF 15+ is ideal for our Indian skin type. c) Drink plenty of water Replenishment of water lost through perspiration is essential to maintain the net water balance in our skin. Presence of water in skin cells also gives an adequate cushioning against any form of external trauma. d) Use mild Face wash A medicated face wash with pH 5.5 is ideal for washing our face. Higher or lower pH will cause depletion of essential nutrients and protein denaturation from the surface of our skin.

A face wash should be succeeded by a good moisturizer and/or sunscreen application. Frequency of face wash should ideally not be more than twice a day. e) Consult a Specialist It is important to understand that there is no one-prescription-fits-all mantra when it comes to skin. Skin type could differ from person to person and hence would your *winter skin care* regimen. Visiting a specialist is recommended because a dermatologist can analyze your unique skin type and give advice on the best skin care products you should use. Inculcating the above in your winter skin care routine should get you all set to face the chill this year. Article Source Published at Dr. Kisalay Saurav’s blog

5 Must-Dos For Winter Skin Care