Come winters and it takes a major toll on skin. The dryness in weather becomes quite evident on your skin. To make things worse, heaters strip away the moisture from your skin when indoors, making the skin look even duller.

Though we can’t reduce the harshness of wintery air outdoors, or fix the humidity in the air indoors for you, we can definitely help you take care of your skin. Here are some tips to combat the cruelty of winters and say a goodbye to dry skin.

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1. Drink plenty of water. We can’t stress enough on the importance of water. Water intake indeed gets reduced when the weather changes to cold, albeit it shouldn’t reduce drastically. Seven to eight glasses of water is a MUST to keep hydrated and thereby heal the skin from the inside.

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2. Eat Right. Everyone says so, and it is the ultimate truth. Good eating habits show on your skin. Make a smart move and replace your hot chocolate drink with an avocado smoothie. Similarly, make healthier choices like munching on a handful of nuts or adding more fruits and leafy vegetables to your platter.

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3. Avoid long showers. We know how much you love to get soaked in hot water bath on cold nights. However, do your skin a favor by lowering the temperature of your shower. Taking baths with lukewarm water would be easy on your skin, and it won’t rob the natural moisture too.

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4. Moisturize your skin. Applying virgin coconut oil or olive oil to the damp skin can do wonders to your skin. The natural fatty acid in these oils renders moisture and nourishment to the skin in abundance. You can also mix 1-2 drops of your favorite essential oil with the olive oil in case its pungent smell worries you. Also, don’t forget to exfoliate your skin twice a week, before moisturizing it.

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5. DIY Masks. Switch to homemade masks this season. Ditch your chemical cleansers for a change, and opt for their natural counterparts, such as honey, milk, yogurt, aloe vera, to name a few. Your skin will thank you for it!

Needless to say, following these tips regularly will definitely help you discover a glowing you this season.

In case you have any queries related to skin, feel free to contact a Dermatologist at

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