Top 10 skin care tips for winter
- Drink plenty of water
We need to drink 8-10 glasses of water per day to be hydrated all the time but during cold, we lose most of our body water by moisturizing the skin. Our body keeps our skin moisturized all the time and lose a bigger amount of water than we imagine. This is why we should drink two-three additional glasses of water. Warm water is recommended because it prevents our body losing extra calories in producing heat energy. Dehydration occurs when water intake is not enough to replace free water lost due to normal physiologic processes, including breathing, urination, and perspiration, or other causes, including diarrhea and vomiting. Dehydration can be life-threatening when severe and lead to seizures or respiratory arrest, and also carries the risk of osmotic cerebral edema if rehydration is overly rapid.
The term dehydration has sometimes been used incorrectly as a proxy for the separate, related condition hypovolemia, which specifically refers to a decrease in volume of blood plasma. The two are regulated through independent mechanisms in humans; the distinction is important in guiding treatment.
- Apply moisturizer
In the winter season, outdoor humidity drops down and effect directly to your skin. By applying appropriate moisturizer cream to your skin will protect and makes you look beautiful. While choosing moisturizer cream be choose oily cream if your skin is not oil by nature or use water-based moisturizer creams. Usually, thicker creams are oil based and vice-versa. Additionally, use a lip-guard to protect your lips from cracking and use Chapstick make it more beautiful.
- Dress well
Winter season brings cold and to protect ourselves from cold we need to wear more. Tips to dress well in winter are; Dress clothes in a layer; In place of wearing a very thick clothe wear different clothes by layering them. It is a better style for clothing with fashion. For example, wear a T-shirt first then wear a sweater and wear jeans with a nice boot makes you look good and also protect from deadly cold. Find a nice coat and hat; Coats and hats are very important clothes in the overall look. Wearing a nice coat and hat will make you look beat version of you and protect you from the cold at the same time. Be sure that your hat and coat color matches each other. Dark color for coat and hat is attractive. Select a good quality shoe; Boots are must to look good. So, choose a nice shoe, it could be higher or low. The color of shoes should be darker with suitable laces on it. Also, make sure your hand and other open parts of your body are in good condition.
- Eat healthy food
Include foods with vitamin C and fiber in your diet. Foods like citrus fruits and juices, such as orange and grapefruit, kiwi fruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries are the great source of the vitamin C and barley, oatmeal, beans, nuts, and fruits such as apples, berries, citrus fruits, and pears are great source fiber. Fiber helps control blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol.
- Take garlic tea
Nothing beats cold in the winter like a piping hot cup of ginger tea. Its high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals, ginger root is extremely beneficial for health. You can add peppermint, honey or lemon to mask the taste of the ginger. Here's the reason, you should have this soothing beverage relieve nausea. Drink a cup of ginger tea before traveling can help prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. You can also drink a cup at the first sign of nausea to relieve the symptom. Additionally, it improves stomach performance. It improves digestion and increases absorption of food, ginger tea can be bloating after eating too much.
Also, reduce inflammation. This spice contains anti-inflammatory properties that make it an ideal home remedy for muscle and joint problems. Furthermore, drinking ginger tea can also use it to soak inflamed joints and improve blood circulation. The minerals & vitamins and amino acids in ginger tea can help restore and improve blood circulation that may help decrease the chance of cardiovascular problems. It may prevent fat from depositing in the arteries helping to prevent heart attacks and stroke.
- Exercise and yoga
Dirgha Shwasan (deep breathing): Inhale and exhale deeply through the nose, 10-12 times. Your stomach should expand when inhaling and your stomach should become flat when exhaling. It helps to open up blocked nostrils and increase stamina and purifies the blood. Anulom-Vilom: Fold the index and the middle finger of your right hand. Use the thumb to close the right nostril and the last two fingers to close the left nostril, whenever required. Close the left nostril and inhale through the right nostril, then close the right nostril and exhale through the left nostril. Next, inhale from where you have exhaled, i.e. the left nostril, close it and exhale from the right nostril. (Repeat similarly completing 8-10 cycles). It opens up the nasal tract and maintains the average temperature of the body. Also, purifying the blood and making you feel fresh and rejuvenated.
Kapal Bhati: Close the right nostril with the right thumb, inhale a short breath and exhale from the same nostril with force. (Co-ordinate the stomach movement rightly). Do this for about 20-25 times. Repeat the same by closing the left nostril with the left thumb. Do this for about 20-25 times. Repeat the same breathing method with both the nostrils open at the same time while the hands are placed on the knee. Do this for about 40-50 times. The friction created due to the air during forceful breathing creates warmth in the nasal tract, killing the cold virus with the heat. Hence, it's a very good remedy for cold. It also helps to increase the body temperature and burn fats when the stomach movement is coordinated along with vigorous forceful breathing.
Do not give up your hobbies and social life to protect yourself from cold. Your hobbies and social life far more important than losing some calories. So, enjoy your life in winter like you do all around the year. These things will keep you healthy psychologically which is important for any season of the year. Socialization may lead to desirable outcomes, sometimes labeled "moral"—as regards the society where it occurs. Individual views are influenced by the society's consensus and usually, tend toward what that society finds acceptable or "normal". Socialization provides only a partial explanation for human beliefs and behaviors, maintaining that agents are not blank slates predetermined by their environment; scientific research provides evidence that people are shaped by both social influences and genes. Genetic studies have shown that a person's environment interacts with his or her genotype to influence behavioral outcomes.
- Use humidifier in your house
For a healthy skin humidity of the air around us should be between 40-50% but during the winter season it drops down to 20-25% which makes your environment similar to a cold and dry desert. To maintain humidity we can use a humidifier. It keeps necessary humidity in your living space. Use humidifier especially during the night. It increases humidity (moisture) in a single room. In the home, point-of-use humidifiers are commonly used to humidify a single room, while whole-house or furnace humidifiers, which connect to a home's HVAC system, provide humidity to the entire house. Medical ventilators often include humidifiers for increased patient comfort. Large humidifiers are used in commercial, institutional, or industrial contexts, often as part of a larger HVAC system.
- Use Alovera
Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. An evergreen perennial, it originates from the Arabian Peninsula but grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. The species is also used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant. It is found in many consumer products including beverages, skin lotion, cosmetics, or ointments for minor burns and sunburns. There is little scientific evidence of the effectiveness or safety of Aloe vera extracts for either cosmetic or medicinal purposes. Studies finding positive evidence are frequently contradicted by other studies. Aloe vera is used in traditional medicine as a skin treatment. In Ayurvedic medicine it is called kathalai, as are extracts from agave. It is herbal,that means it does not have any side effect but avoid topical Alo vera.
- Think positive