With the onset of winter in India, your skin becomes dry easily as the temperatures drops low. This causes a lot of skin complications and make destroy your skin. There are certain steps and measures that you need to take while taking a bath that will help you maintain your skin’s glow and tenderness.
Certain ways of showering might have a negative impact on your skin. Apollo Pharmacy has come up with a list of mistakes most people tend to do while showering during the winter season. Take a look and try to avoid these mistakes the next time you take a shower.
Mistake-1: Taking Hot Showers for Longer Durations of Time
We know that when the temperatures are freezing cold outside, nothing feels better than a hot shower. But according to dermatologists, hot showers can deplete your skin’s moisture content making it dry and cause damage. Thus, Apollo Pharmacy recommends a shower below 99 degrees and for a time duration of 5-7 minutes. This will help you stay refreshed and balance your skin’s moisture content.
Mistake-2: Showering Way Too Often
Cold winds and chill temperatures can be devastating to your skin but so can showering too often. Showering too much can cause skin redness and leave your skin dry. It is advisable that you shower every other day so that the skin is capable of retaining its natural moisture content.
Mistake-3: Not Using the Right Cleanser
Apollo Pharmacy recommends you to ditch the regular bar soap as the formula may deprive your skins of oils leading to skin dryness. Use a rich soap-free formula that will help you cleanse the skin as well as retain moisture and oil. You can find a wide range of exfoliating soaps and body lotions in our website at www.apollopharmacy.in.
You can might as well apply your body lotion and rinse off whilst showering that can add additional moisture in the cold climate.
Mistake-4: Forgetting to Exfoliate Gently Before Shaving
There are high chances that the cold climatic conditions can cause you to feel lazy and you forget to exfoliate or wash your face with cream before shaving. Not exfoliating will close your pores and the dead skin not only causes irritation but will also make your skin dry. It is advisable to gently apply and foam using shaving cream and they will help you with a smooth shave.
Mistake-5: Washing Your Hair Too Frequently
It is not necessary that you wash your hair every day. Do NOT Shampoo vigorously in winters. If there are problems with oily roots, you might as well can use a dry treatment shampoo. Wash your hair once in three days or once in a week depending on your hair and skin types. If you have dandruff, treat it soon as dandruff tends to increase with dry scalp in the winters. Use an anti-dandruff treatment shampoo for best results.
Mistake-6: Don’t Skip Conditioners
There is obviously lack of moisture content in the winter season. You should be using conditioners as it will hydrate your hair and strands which otherwise tend to suck up moisture content. The tip of your hair strands are generally the ones that receive the least moisture content and needs the most hydration. Conditioners are therefore highly recommended to use after using shampoo.
Mistake-7: Moisturizing Wrong
Showering too often along with the cold winter conditions lead to skin dryness. This can stop the functioning of the skin barriers and cause Xerosis. You should use moisturizers that will facilitate the functioning of these skin barriers. The best time for moisturizing is exactly after bathing when the skin is still damp. This is the time the skin will be able to absorb more hydration as the pores are open.
Make sure that you avoid these common mistakes and have a happy and healthy winter season. Happy Holidays! Share with us your thoughts by commenting below!