Dr.SonaliChaudhury, Consultant – Integrative Dermatology and Cosmetology, Smart Metabolic Anti-Aging Centre
- Coconut Oil for Face: Yes, you read it right. Just like for your body, you can use coconut oil on your face to moisturize your skin. It’s particularly effective as a primer to soften the skin before makeup and will give you a glowy, dewy look after you apply your foundation.
- Water Woes: It may feel great to slip into a tub of hot water in the winter, but some of us have the habit of overheating it. The heat of the water mixed with soap depletes the natural oils on your skin, causing it to dry out faster. If your skin is red and itchy after showering, the water is drying your skin.
- Moisturise:Use a rich, oil-based moisturizer during winter. This will help seal water in your skin and will keep it more moisturized than water-based face lotions. As always, choose organic and know your ingredients. Here are nine natural moisturizers for hydrated, glowing skin: Honey, Buttermilk, Olive oil, Castor oil, Coconut oil, Shea butter, Avocado and Cucumber.
- Humidify: Those warm and cosy fireplaces are not so hot for your skin. Invest in a good humidifier.
Eat right:Winter is the season of vegetables. Munch on them to keep the skin naturally healthy. Cucumbers and celery contain a lot of water – hlping you stay hydrated. Orange and yellow veggies, like sweet potatoes, carrots, red peppers, and pumpkin, are great for your skin due to the antioxidant, beta-carotene. And to boost your consumption of vitamins A, B, and E, as well as your iron and omega-3s, add some spinach and other dark leafy greens to your plate.