Winters strip the natural moisture of skin—not only for women, but also for men. A brutal winter doesn’t just impact our immune system; it also does a good job of ripping apart the skin’s natural and protective barrier, which is its moisture, too. This means winter skin care isn't just a good idea; it's a necessity for men as well. We got renowned dermatologist, Dr Kiran Lohia, Medical Director at Lumiere Dermatology, to share the four essential skin care tips for better skin during the winters. Because, even men should have good skin!1. Hydrate Your Skin Regularly
Hydrating the skin gets moisture in it. This has as much to do with certain lifestyle choices as with what you put on your skin. The amount of water you drink and the humidity of your environment will always impact your skin’s condition. Use humidifiers in rooms during winters.
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Anything containing the EFAs (essential fatty acids) omega-3 and omega-6 will help lock moisture into the skin. Flax seeds, linseed oil, and fish oils are all worth checking out.
© Thinkstock/Getty Images3. Look For Hydrating Components In Skin Products
Switch to hydrating skin products such as hydrating serum. The smaller molecular structure of a serum means it will penetrate even deeper into the skin and will provide more nourishment. Look for constituents such as Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin and Humectants in skin products that promote the increase of natural moisture present in skin.
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Perhaps, the most common skin care myth during winter months is that you can’t get sunburned. UV exposure is usual part of the process when your skin is exposed to sunlight, regardless of the season. Therefore, a winter sunscreen is a must. A broad-spectrum sunblock with SPF 30 (or more) should always be used – whether indoors or outdoors.
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