Winter is here and already wreaking havoc on your skin. The low air temperature outside combined with low humidity results in drier air. The air becomes more dry inside caused by heating and your skin is depleted of its natural lipid layer that keeps it from drying out. Hence, when the skin gets dry, it becomes flaky and itchy.
We will tell you about the easy ways you can keep your skin moisturized this winter, but did you know that now you can take extra care of your body with the help of crowdfunding in India? We understand that spending money on personal body care and proper hygiene is not a privilege any of us can afford. But think of how easy the process would be if thousands of financially stable individuals all over the world were to contribute towards your cause! Because that is exactly what crowdfunding does, and we promise you it is as easy as it sounds.
Below are our 5 chosen ways to help you keep your beautiful skin moisturized by giving it the care and attention it deserves.
- Olive oil
We all know how expensive certain high-end moisturizers can be, and who knows what chemicals they contain. Moreover, if there are natural ways to attain that same moisturizing effect, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t choose organic. For this purpose, you can find a soothing oil right on your kitchen shelf. Olive oil is an extremely effective natural moisturizer that can be used to soften your skin or condition your damaged hair. Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe reddened skin and some types of outbreaks and rashes; some people believe that it can protect against skin cancer. We’d still advise using sunblock or covering your face if you’re stepping into the sun.
- Limit Bath Time And Check Shower Temperature
We all love a long, steamy shower, but your skin will be much better treated with a 10-minute lukewarm shower (or bath). Do avoid using excessively hot water when washing your hands. Cooler water appears to be as effective at removing germs from your skin as warm water and does not irritate the skin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Shea Butter
You must have heard about shea butter in recent years, especially on the labels of body washes, hand lotions, shampoos, and other beauty products. Despite its newfound popularity, it’s a fairly old ingredient whose usage on the skin dates back to ancient Egypt. Shea butter is the fat extracted from the nut of the shea tree generally found in Africa. Shea butter, because it melts at skin temperature is easily absorbed. It also contains vitamin A, which helps in repairing parched, cracked skin. You need a pure version with only natural additives like herbs, and without artificial fragrance or colours.
Crowdfunding in India makes sure that you do not have to make a compromise with the quality of the products you choose.
- Modify Your Skin Care Regime According To The Season
When your skin feels dry in winter, choose cream-based cleansers, and reduce application of toners and astringents. Astringents containing alcohol can further dry your skin. When your skin is dry and itchy, stop using products that contain alcohol and fragrances in order to help skin retain its natural oils. Use a richer moisturizer on your face at night.
And don’t forget your lips. Moisturizing balms (such as petroleum jelly or another ointment) can help heal cracked lips and prevent them from getting chapped. Choose the best products in the market because crowdfunding in India will take care of those prices.
- Water And Skin Foods
- Drink at least nine cups of water and other hydrating fluids daily. Coffee, tea, and soda don’t count. Caffeinated drinks are diuretics which means they can prompt the body to eliminate water.
- Indulge in watery foods like soups, and avoid dry, crunchy, salty foods as often as possible because they may help dehydrate the skin.
- Get yourself enough good fats like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These are mostly found in flaxseed oil and walnuts and walnut oil. Vitamin E is also important (you need at least 400 IU daily). A low fat diet, particularly devoid of essential fatty acids, will make your skin lose its glow and make your prone to diseases like eczema. Make sure to have a healthy diet to have skin that’s soft and supple.