Winter time is a beautiful season in which the crisp air brings back memories of the holidays, and cosy gatherings around the fireplace during Christmas. It is also a season where nature displays the sublime beauty of snow-capped tress and frosted driveways. Picturesque holiday decorations add to the flair and joy of the season, and warm drinks and sumptuous home-cooked meals are a necessary centerpiece.
While reveling in the beauteous contrast of winter in comparison to the hot summer months, it is also important to protect oneself from the elements, as the drying air and harsh winds that come along with the winter months can harm you.
Your skin is especially susceptible to damage during the winter months, along with your hair. A thorough care regimen should be followed during the winter months so as to avoid painfully dry skin.
Winter time calls for added layers of protection. Clothes made of thick fabric such as wool are the ideal choice. Thermal underwear worn underneath your clothes as well as thick and protective shoes should be worn to protect yourself from the cold. Shoes should also have adequate grip, ideally consisting of rubber outer soles, to prevent accidents on the slippery snow and frosted pavements. Thick gloves and hats should also be worn to protect hands from frostbite and ears from becoming cold, which could lead to chills and colds. Frostbite in particular is a dangerous condition, and could even lead to loss of limb and certain severe cases, death. Thermal socks should be worn, as feet are more susceptible to frostbite.
Your skin loses a large amount of moisture each day during the winter months and leads to dryness and chapping. A healing moisturizer should be used daily to replenish the moisture lost from your skin. Plenty of water should also be drunk to introduce moisture into the body. Lips are especially susceptible to drying and chapping, and a lip balm should be used always. A scarf-moda material will also protect your face from harsh winds and drying.
In terms of cleansing, a moisturizing body wash should be used for the skin, and hydrating shampoos and conditioners should be used for your hair to ensure that it does not become too dry and cause hair fall due to breakage. Caring for your scalp is as important as caring for the rest of your skin, and as such, a moisturizing shampoo will minimize the development of a dry and itchy scalp caused by loss of moisture due to the weather.Continue reading