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The winter season can be quite difficult for your body since stepping out for an exercise, or even for normal everyday chores feels too much. You have to load yourself with layers of clothes and end up looking like a snowman. While you can flaunt your skin in the summer, the only part of your body visible during winters is your face and the winter wind can be really harsh on your facial skin, report agencies.
Though a difficult season for the skin, winter is pretty bountiful with the seasonal gifts it comes with in terms of food and nutrition. Here are a few quick winter season hacks for your skin to keep it supple and smooth.
Ghee for chapped lips
You may have never considered it but warm ghee can really help with the dry lips. Just apply a drop or two of warm ghee on your lips and get smooth, soft lips without burning a hole in your pocket by buying a super expensive lip balm. Ghee is essentially good for the body, especially in winters. It contains good fats and is full of nutrition and provides strength and better immunity to the body.
Sun protection by tomatoes
Dermatologists suggest that one should use sunscreen before stepping out in the sun as the harmful UV rays can have adverse effects on the skin. Though an external sunscreen is a good option, another great idea is to eat a raw tomato that has nutrients that act as a natural internal sunscreen for your skin. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, biotin and vitamin E, all of which act as natural guarding agents against the harmful rays of the sun. A tomato salad or tomato soup also tastes extra delicious in the winter cold.
Do not use hot water
No, we don’t mean use the freezing water out from the tap to wash your face, but you can find a middle ground and go for lukewarm water instead. Very hot water can be harmful to your face and can cause early ageing and rashes. Lukewarm water opens pores so that when you wash your face, all your pores are also cleaned. Also, do not fall into the trap of not washing your face before going to bed just because it is too cold.
Invest in a good cleanser
You may live in a place where the water is actually freezing or may have gone on a vacation where you encounter a similar situation. This is why you should invest in a good cleanser that suits your skin type. Judge by experience or ask your dermatologist, and use the cleanser as directed. The cleanser can also be a good escape when you do not want to wash your face because of the cold.
Eat the greens
Winter is a season of an abundance of nutrition. All green leafy vegetables are an elixir for your skin. Make sure you include them in your diet to ensure that your skin is healthy and glowing all through the winter. Also, make sure to keep hydrated by drinking a lot of water.