How to Keep Your Hair and Skin Healthy During Winter

Winter is a wonderful season for warm fires but the lower humidity and colder temperature affects the condition of your hair and skin negatively. Winter thus poses a challenge to those who want to keep their skin and hair looking amazing during this period. However, you don’t have to worry because there are certain things you can do to maintain a healthy skin and hair during winter. Discussed below are some of the tips that you can find helpful to maintain a healthy and fabulous looking hair and skin during this cold season.

Make Use of Creamy Facial Cleansers

Winter conditions dehydrate your skin. To fight this off and ensure that your skin remains supple, make use of creamy facial cleansers. This will be a better choice than using thin cleansers. Apart from using the moisturizer that you use on other seasons, incorporating creamy cleanser will help your skin get more moisture. Remember during winter your skin requires a lot of moisture to stay healthy and fabulous. Moisturize your skin frequently to get great results.

Take Lots of Pure Water

Drinking a lot of water will enable your skin to fight off dryness. Water helps your body to stay in shape and healthy. Water is an excellent detoxifier which will ensure that your body is clear of chemicals and other toxins that are harmful to your body. Therefore, taking at least 8 glasses of water per day will help your hair and skin to stay healthy and moisturized.

Apply Body Lotion

It is recommended that you should apply body lotion as soon as you take a shower. This will prevent skin itching which is normally occasioned by your skin not getting the moisture it requires. The thicker the body lotion is, the better because it will give the body the layer of protection it requires during winter. It’s worth mentioning that you should avoid body lotions that have high content of alcohol because they make your skin drier.

Eat a Balanced Diet

Eating a well balanced diet is crucial to maintaining a healthy skin and hair not only during winter but all the year round. Taking a healthy meal on a daily basis will ensure that your body gets all the essential nutrients it needs. This will in turn enable your skin and hair stay healthy and looking great.

Shampoo and Condition Your Hair

When you shampoo the hair, ensure that you condition it. Just like the skin, the hair also gets dehydrated during winter. When it becomes drier, the hair will tend to become brittle and as a result will fall off. I believe this is the last thing you want to happen to your hair. To avoid this, always ensure that you condition your hair when you wash it.

Avoid Stress

Stress makes your face have wrinkles which makes you look older than you really are. Therefore, if you want to have a great skin, you should keep away from stress at all cost. Instead of focusing on the things that are going wrong in your life, spend that time focusing on the things that are progressing on well. Developing a positive attitude will help you overcome stress. Stress if left unattended will affect your hair and skin adversely.

Have Extra Protection for Your Hands

The skin on your hands is usually thinner than the other areas of the body. Therefore, you should ensure that you provide extra protection for the hands during this season. After washing the hands, it’s recommended that you apply a good hand cream. Furthermore, put on gloves when going outdoors in order to protect them and keep the skin soft and supple.

Brush Your Hair Daily

After washing your hair and conditioning it, you should also brush it daily. Brushing your hair will move the oil from the scalp and distribute it evenly throughout the hair. This will make it look healthier. However, you should brush carefully so that you don’t cause breakages. Another important tip when brushing your hair is to avoid over scratching the scalp. This is because the scalp has a very sensitive skin which can easily be damaged resulting into infections.

If you follow the above discussed tips, I believe you will be able to keep your hair as well as the skin healthy during winter.

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About Ferland Manuel

Dr, Manuel Ferland is health care specialist,