As the season changes and the temperatures drop, so does your skin. It becomes drier, leading to skin problems in winter such as rashes, itching, rashes and more. You need to make some changes and use the right products that can meet your skin’s needs and prepare it for harsh winters.
We spoke to Dr. Nishita Ranka, Dermatologist, Medical Director and Founder of Dr. Nishita Clinic for Skin, Hair and Aesthetics, who defined some of the most significant changes men should ensure a smooth transition from summer to winter.
Here are 5 changes you can make just in time for the colder months to treat your skin seasonally.
1. Switch to a gentle cleanser
Although you can use a cleanser containing salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or other powerful ingredients in the summer to remove all the dirt and grime, it can dry out the skin in the winter. Switch to a mild soap-free cleanser for winters for hydrated skin.
2. Change your moisturizer
You might need a thicker moisturizer in cold weather because winter air is dry and can lead to flaky, parched skin. Although a light moisturizer works best for summer, you need a heavy moisturizer for low temperatures to keep skin deeply nourished.
3. Choose the right sunscreen
If you think you can throw away your sunscreen in the winter, you’re wrong. You just need to change it to one suitable for the season. Instead of a matte-finish sunscreen, use one with moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and protected from the winter sun.
4. Replace aftershave
After shaving, use an aftershave cream or serum instead of an aftershave solution as this tends to dry out the skin even more. Also, while shaving, shave in the direction of the hair growth and be sure to take care of your skin during the process.
5. Do not neglect body care
Take care of your body as well as your face and make sure to keep the most neglected areas hydrated like your neck, arms, elbows and legs. Use a moisturizing body lotion every day in the morning after showering.