From Dryness to Peeling of Skin During Winter, Dr Shefali Trasi Nerurkar Answers Questions About Winter Skin Issues

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From Dryness to Peeling of Skin During Winter, Dr Shefali Trasi Nerurkar Answers Questions About Winter Skin Issues

Winter season can be harsh on your skin. Here are some tips shared by dermatologist Dr. Shefali Trasi Nerurkar to protect your skin from becoming dry and dull during winter.

For many people, peeling of skin is the first sign that winter is here. Other common skin issues experience during this cold season include dryness of skin, chapped lips and skin, dandruff, dry cuticles and cracked heels. You can prevent these issues by following a simple daily routine to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Here are some tips by dermatologist Dr. Shefali Trasi Nerurkar to protect your skin from dryness and peeling.

How to prevent dullness of skin during winter?

During winter, dullness of skin is mainly due to dryness. Hence attention should be given to hydrating the skin adequately. Here we can use products containing hyaluronic acid, white soft paraffin, shea butter, aloe vera etc. Along with them, one may use milder depigmenting creams containing naturals ingredients like arbutin, kojic acid. It’s better to avoid strong retinoids to prevent severe dryness.

Is it safe to use body moisturizer on your face?

A thick oily body moisturizing lotion can be used on a dry face safely especially in winter seasons. However, if the face skin is normal to oily then it is generally recommended to use a separate face moisturizer which is oil-free and lighter on the skin. Using a strong oily moisturizer can lead to breakouts.

What is the basic body skincare routine one must follow daily during winter?

In winters, mainly understand the skin type well. It usually tends to change with the season. If it’s dry then it is advisable to cleanse with non-soapy cleansers, moisturize with oil-free moisturizer followed by a sunscreen with 30+ SPF. Apart from the face, the body should be cleaned with mild body wash followed immediately with thicker body lotions.

How can you prevent drying of the skin of your body?

The body should be cleaned with mild body wash followed immediately with thicker body lotions. This prevents drying of the skin to a large extent as the moisture gets entrapped in the skin. You can use similar moisturizer during bedtime.

What can be used instead of store-bought moisturizer to avoid dryness of skin?

Natural oils like coconut oil, olive oil, aloe Vera gel and glycerin can be used as a good home-made moisturizer.

How can you prevent peeling of skin during winter?

Regular application of moisturizer on your body can prevent peeling of skin. Good hydrating masks for face, hydrating gloves for hands and feet can be used to keep them healthy and glowing.

What is the best treatment for hyperpigmentation?

Various treatments are available for hyperpigmentation which can suit different skins. Amongst them, fractionated Q switched Nd Yag lasers serves as a better treatment for hyperpigmentation. It can be done on very oily to dry skin as well.