Winter Beauty Tips For Females: How to Take Care of Hair and Skin During Winters?

Winter is round the corner. Now its time to bring out your warm clothes and cold creams. In addition, learn in our article how to prevent static hair and soothe dry skin during the winters.Winter Beauty Tips For Females: How to Take Care of Hair and Skin During Winters?

Chilly temperatures, dry air and whipping winds do a lot of harm to hair and skin. Below are tips for healthy hair and skin during the winters.  Winter Beauty Tips For Females

How To Take Care Of Your Hair During Winters?

1.  Cover Your Head With A Scarf Or A Hat 

Use satin or silk scarf to cover your hair and then layer it with woollen or cotton fabric to protect your hair from the cold air. Directly covering your hair with woollen or cotton fabric causes friction and leads to breakage or split ends.

2. Shampoo Less

Excessive use of shampoo makes the scalp flaky and dry special during the winter. Chemicals present in the shampoo strips off the natural oil on your scalp making your hair dry. In addition, the ingredients present in the shampoo and may also irritate your skin and lead to itchiness. This is why it is suggested to shampoo less often during the winters and use gentle and organic formulas. Use shampoo that do not contain alcohol, dyes, fragrance and sulphate as they act as dry ingredients.

3. Control Frizz Via Deep Conditioning 

Dry winter air opens the hair cuticle and removes the moisture in your hair. To manage frizzy hair the conditioning is the best solution.

4. Managing The Flakes 

Yellow or white flakes on your scalp is dandruff which is a common complaint in winter months. Dry scalp and fungal infection during the winter leads to dandruff. We suggest you to use organic anti-dandruff shampoo that contains active ingredients. Managing The Flakes

5. Use Of Serum And Hair Oil

The winter dry winds sucks out the moisture from your hair. Application of oil and serum hydrates the strands. You can also use other hydrating ingredients such as green tea aloe veramixed in carrier oil such as castor oil, coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil for a hot hair oil massage. Massage at least two to three times in a week to improve the blood circulation and promote healthy hair growth.

6. Avoid Heat Styling Products

Heat styling products such as blow dryer, straightener or curlers cause split ends and can break your hair. Limit the use of heat styling products. If required use heat protectant serum before styling.

How To Take Care Of Your Skin During Winters?

#1. Do Not Wash Your Skin With Hot Water

Hot water may sound comforting during winters but avoid hot water bath. Hot water leeches the natural oil from the skin and leaves your skin dry and scratchy. Use lukewarm water to take a bath or wash your hand or face. How To Take Care Of Your Skin During Winters?

#2. Exfoliate Your Skin 2 Times In A Week

Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells and allows the new skin cells to come up, be moisturized and breathe.

#3. Moisturize Your Skin Regularly

Immediately after the bath moisturize your skin to keep your skin supple and hydrated during the winters.

#4. Use Night Cream

Winters make you lazy about night care routine but to keep your skin smooth and supple follow night skincare routine religiously.

#5. Apply Sunscreen

Everyone loves to sit outside and bask in the sun during winters. Exposing your skin to ultraviolet radiation of sun may cause a number of skin issues. Always use a good quality sunscreen lotion half an hour before exposing your skin to sun. Apply Sunscreen

Nutrition Tips To Take Care Of Hair And Skin During Winters?

#1. Drink Lots Of Water

Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated.

#2. Stick To Healthy Fat

Add nuts, flaxseeds, olive oil, salmon and avocados to your diet. Healthy fats rich in Omega 3 fatty acids keeps your skin hydrated.

#3. Grab Vitamin C

Vitamin C boosts production of collagen and maintains the connective tissues and skin. Foods rich in vitamin C includes dark leafy vegetable and citrus fruits. Add foods rich in vitamin C in your daily diet. Grab Vitamin C

The above steps can help your hair and skin during the winter weather. Also, follow a healthy lifestyle. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits, meditate and exercise everyday. Happy winters.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.