Weather transitions can be both — exciting and relieving, especially when it's from hot and humid monsoons to colder winter months. However, for your skin, this transition is neither exciting nor relieving; if anything, it’s an open invitation for skin troubles. And now that winter is around the corner, so is skin irritation and dryness because as the temperature drops, your skin finds it difficult to adjust to these changes and start acting up. But worry not, by the following the simple tips mentioned below, dealing with skin irritation as the weather transitions will be a thing of the past.
- Reduce the shower time
- Apply moisturiser on damp skin
- Start using a serum
- Consider the fabric of your clothes
Reduce the shower time
Taking long, hot showers may feel like a blessing when it's cold outside, but the longer you stand under hot water, the drier your skin will feel post bath. Ideally, you should have a bath with lukewarm water;but if you (like me) can’t skip hot water showers altogether, try keeping the shower time under 10 minutes. Incorporate a nourishing body wash like Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter and Rose Aroma Bountiful Moisture Body Wash. Infused with Amazonian murumuru butter and handpicked bulgarian rose, this moisturizing body wash nourishes the skin, leaving it petal soft.
Apply moisturiser on damp skin
As soon as you step out of the shower, apply a moisturiser on your face and a body lotion within 60 seconds while your skin is still damp. Look for ingredients like glycerine and hyaluronic acid in your products. We suggest the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E and Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion for skin that looks and feels baby soft.
Start using a serum
Unlike creams, serums are lightweight and absorb easily into the skin — they penetrate into the deep layers of the skin and provide long lasting hydration. Infused with Morocaan oil, which is known for its superior nourishing properties, the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum combines the power of a serum and oil and is the perfect for all skin types.
Consider the fabric of your clothes
It’s that time of the month where you start bringing out the warm layers from the back of the closet. Fabrics like blended cotton, rayon and corduroy can make your skin itch. Opt for natural fabrics or other safer alternatives to prevent skin irritation.
Pro tip: If the above tips fail to relieve you of your skin irritation and itching, it is best to see a doctor as it might be a serious skin condition or an underlying health issue.