As soon as winter arrives, the first problem that men usually start facing is dry and itchy skin. There are certain home remedies that are a fix to this issue but there are certain that are already a part of your daily routine that you have been missing out on. No matter what the season is, it is important to keep your skin hydrated all the time.
Here's your quick survival guide for the months ahead:1. Be Mindful When You Are Showering
Everyone loves to have hot showers in winter but if you didn't know this already, hot showers can actually ruin your skin and are the biggest culprits of this season. The best way to deal with it is to avoid using soap and take showers with lukewarm water. Choose a mild cleanser and skip the stuff that has added fragrance to them.
© iStock2. Moisturising Is Very Important
As the weather changes, your skincare routine should change too. A moisturiser that's oil-based creates a protective layer for your skin and has enough moisture to keep your skin itch-free, all day long. Make sure the cream doesn't clog your pores and has the goodness of natural oils in it. Apply a dab on your face before you head out.
A body lotion that's enriched with almond or coconut oil can combat dryness and reduce the redness as well.
© iStock3. Avoid Wearing Wool
You might not know or realise this, but wearing wool leads to dryness and this winter fabric, hence, is just a big no-no for you. If your skin is sensitive, it will instantly react with the fabric and the itch factor will become a serious problem. Stick to cotton or dress in layers to stay cosy in winter.
© iStock4. Take Care Of The Chap
Not just your face, but your lips will be dry too in this season. Adding a shield for your skin is as important as any other grooming habits. Start with a good lip balm that also has SPF and can help you eliminate chapping. This method bolsters defence and is your saviour this season.