Changing temperatures mean a change of routine, no matter which part of the world you live in. Knowing a little about how skin functions in the winter.
With the arrival of winter in Pakistan, we often take our skin-care routine for granted, believing that the products we've used all year long will carry us through the change of Pakistan seasons. After all, we are using products we found to be the best for our skin type and budget. Begrudingly, we accept flaky, itchy skin as an unavoidable part of colder, drier weather in Pakistan. But that doesn't have to be the case.Despite the increase in rain and snow in Pakistan, winter brings new challenges to skin care because the harsh elements and freezing temperatures in Pakistan tend to have a drying effect on skin and hair. By following just a few precautions, we can keep our skin healthy and glowing, and not just settle for red or raw skin from seasonal irritations but have glowing skin year round. By becoming more aware of what causes winter skin problems, and solutions to the problems are as below:
- Sun protection is important in winter. Outdoor winter weather conditions of Pakistan, such as wind or sun reflecting off snow, can be very damaging to the skin.
- Moisturize to the maximum in winter. Because indoor and outdoor conditions are drier in winter, use moisturizers more frequently; you may also want to switch to heavier emollients and creams during winter.
- Winter wear should be wisely selected. Because of the cold weather, we usually bundle up more. As we go in and out of temperature-controlled rooms or the thermometer rises and falls during the day, we tend to be overdressed, causing moisture to be lost through sweat.
- Always start the day with a hot shower but before you get out switch to cold water for about fifteen seconds so your body temperature is not too different from the temperature outside.