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Tips to Tackle dry and itchy skin

Nov 26, 2016

Come winter and dry, flaky skin becomes an everyday problem. The cold winter
air robs the skin of moisture resulting in dry, dull skin, which can also get itchy if
not taken care of. Try out these easy tricks to tackle this problem effectively.

Say no to hot water

Hot water can cause extra dryness by washing away the skin’s natural oils and
stealing away the moisture. If you can’t handle cold water, use lukewarm water
for showering.

Use a gentle cleanser

Avoid bathing with harsh soaps and cleansers as it may contribute to dry skin.
Invest in mild, soap-free and fragrance-free cleansers which are gentle on the
skin. Watch out for anti-bacterial and deodorant containing products, which can
be harsh on the skin.

Use lots of moisturiser

Do not wait for the skin to dry off completely before starting your winter skin-care
regime. To trap the moisture into your skin, it is best to apply lotions and creams
immediately after a bath while the skin is still damp.Shave smartly
Shaving can irritate dry skin by stripping it of its natural oils. The best time to
shave is in the shower while the hair is softer. An easy hack is to use conditioner
while you shave. This will help you get a smoother shave.

Wear gloves

Our hands go through a lot of wear and tear, and can become extremely dry in
winters. Ensure you take good care of your hands by keeping them moisturised.
Keep them soft and supple by wearing soft cotton gloves while sleeping.

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