How To Prevent Dry Skin In Winter

Taking proper care of our skin during winter can be a real challenge, as it tends to dry out more quickly and can become red and itchy. These tips will help you prevent this condition.

Exercise

It’s a well-known fact that exercising is great for our skin and it gives it that healthy glow. Even though it’s harder to be active during summer, make sure to exercise at least half an hour every day.

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Stop comparing your ‘behind the scenes’ to other people’s ‘highlights reel’ . (thank you @jayshetty for this ) In today’s day and age, we’re always seeing the finished project, the end result. The final photo; the one out of 100 which made the cut. These images of ‘perfection’ distort our view, our own expectations. We rarely see the blooper reel, the hours and hours behind the work. The long days, the failed attempts. I’ve been there. On both sides —Struggling to achieve a posture on my mat, only to get frustrated after the 30th attempt because it doesn’t resemble that photo on instagram. Why can’t I move like she can? I do SO MUCH yoga . But.. maybe not as much as she does. Maybe my body’s different. Maybe I’m focusing on different things. I have no idea what her story is like. And I’ve also been the one receiving accolades for ‘how easily I get into a forearm balance’ and ‘my control in such a pose’ . What you don’t see? The hours and hours I spend practicing. The days I work 12 hours shifts then come home at 11pm only to practice yoga till 1am in the morning. The days I spend my lunch break at the gym. You don’t see me face-planting into my mat (although I wish I had some of these moments captured on video..) You didn’t see the 100 failed attempts. Whether it’s yoga, fitness, work or your personal life, you need to stop comparing other people’s success to your own. You’re not being fair to yourself. You don’t know their journey. Accomplishments take time —they don’t happen overnight, even though at times they may appear that way. The next time you find yourself comparing yourself to an image you see of someone else, remind yourself that you don’t know the whole story. Remind yourself you’re on your own journey. Remind yourself to use that as inspiration and knowledge to assist you in achieving your own personal goal. Don’t rush on your path. Know that success will come in time, and know that other people’s successes should not be the marker for your own. •One-legged wheel pose / Eka pada urdhva dhanurasana . . . . . . #wheelpose #oneleggedwheel ##yogaeverydamnday ##hamstringstretch #forwardfold #trianglestretch #yogabythelake #yogainspiratio

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Exfoliate Naturally

Our skin cells are constantly dying and being replaced by new ones, so it’s important to exfoliate on a regular basis in order to scrub dead skin cells. Instead of buying those expensive face masks, try to use a natural exfoliant such as oatmeal and keep your skin healthy. 

Avoid Hot Water

We know there’s nothing better than a hot bath on these cold winter days. You should know, though, that hot water is not your friend because it’ll dehydrate your skin and hair even more.

Use a Humidifier

With an indoor heating system running constantly during winter, the moisture levels in our apartments will drop. Dry air will dry out your skin and make it rough, but this can easily be fixed with a humidifier. This device emits water into the air and keeps your skin and hair moist.