Come winter and we can’t stop complaining about chapped skin, rough and dry hands that seem so irritable. As the temperature falls down, our shopping list has some new interesting entries such as the coffee beans, warm pullovers and of course moisturizers to keep our skin from chapping and feeling dry all day! But wait, buying a moisturizer from a store is not as easy as it sounds!
You would not just want to buy any product that catches your fancy, but spend your bucks over something that really suits your skin and makes it feel soft and beautiful. The question is – which of the products shining on the shelves is that perfect one for your skin type? Let’s find out:
WHICH IS THE BEST SKIN MOISTURIZER?
Well, the market is so flooded with various brands that it’s easy to get confused and end up wasting your money on something that’s not worth it. As per a researcher at the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Bethanee Schlosser, one must purchase products that moisturize and at the same time protect the skin.
Schlosser says that people need to really take moisturizing seriously and look for lotions that can actually hydrate, replenish, and soothe the skin in winter. Schlosser is also the director of Women’s Skin Health Program at Northwestern University.
Some people are not willing to give thicker skin creams and lotions a try thinking that they will be too greasy to wear all day. But Schlosser insists that the creams, lotions or ointments that are thicker and heavier are the best medicine for chapped and dry skin in winter.
It is wise to try a sample product before being judgmental about it. So, if you think a moisturizer is just too heavy for you, buy a small pack and try it out. Also, when looking for that perfect product, skin experts recommend that you look for ingredients such as dimethicone and glycerine.
If you are among those who use strictly natural-based skin cream and lotions, then look for products that contain olive oil, coconut oil or shea butter. Some people choose to directly apply coconut oil or olive oil on their skin to protect it from winter damage.
WAYS TO KEEP OFF SKIN DAMAGE IN WINTER:
Now that you are armed with the right skin moisturizer for winter, it is important to follow the three important steps – cleansing, toning and moisturizing at least two times every day.
Also, use lukewarm water while cleansing your face and hands to avoid excessive dryness, and make sure your skin is not exposed to chemicals. Keep your hands safe by wearing gloves but make sure they are not damp as dampness can cause more than to skin than dryness.
When moisturizing your hands, take care of the areas that are more prone to dryness, such as the back of the hand and fingertips for those who type a lot. Always remember to apply a good lotion after you wash your hands to keep them feeling soft and beautiful even in winter!