I am Dr Ipshita Johri, I am Dermatologist and Cosmetologist at Skin Infinity Clinic. As winter is on its way, it’s time for all of us to gear up to fight with dry, dull, dark and flaky skin and change our skincare routine and products to maintain a healthy glowing skin all through the harsh cold weather. I will be telling you about some important tips that you can follow to maintain your glow during the winters. First is cleansing, in winters when your skin is the driest, you need to replace your facewash or soap with an oil or moisture based cleanser, that will clean away the dirt and makeup without making your face greasy. For people with excess dry skin eczema, psoriasis the brief bath with lukewarm water with PH balance cleanser, don’t rub your skin with the towel instead use a soft towel and pat dry gently. Apply a moisturiser on the damped skin, peel away the flakiness, if your skin is getting dry and flaky, it is an alarm, for you to get your dead skin remove which is not allowing the moisture to enter and remain in your skin. Use a scrub to remove these dead cells which can be harmful to your skin is already sensitive due to the harsh weather. Instead of an enzyme peeling or microdermabrasion or skin polish to get rid of the dead cells. Moisturising, a high lipid and ceramite contain moisturiser will be the most beneficial for the plumpness of your skin during the winters.
Overnight application of a hydrating mask or moisturiser is advisable and during the day a light absorbing moisturiser with a hydrating broad spectre sunscreen is the must. If this routine does not give you hydration and glow. Visit your dermatologist for a Mesotherapy treatment with Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid containing skin hydrate cocktail. Food for winters you need extra Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega fatty acids which you can get from fruits, nuts and dry fruits. Exercise especially cardio will boost your metabolism and make your skin glow. From the first mithai of Diwali to the last cake bite of New Year Eve, watch what you eat. Hair removal in winters waxing and razor can irritate the dry winter skin and cause redness. Pimples like eruptions and ingrowth of hair, laser hair removal is the best option available nowadays for getting permanent freedom from hair, waxing and other appellation techniques. For people already taking laser sessions for permanent hair reduction make sure you moisturise your skin more religiously during the winters and of course wear a good sunscreen and a smile. Follow these steps and let me know what your skin says after these winters. Thank you.