There is something magical about the cold season that reminds us of Christmas stories.
But as the days start to get colder, and your skin gets all dry and flaky, you no more regard this beautiful season with wonder.
Why does your skin get dry and chapped in the winter?
Your body is trying to conserve heat to keep you warm during the cold months. The blood vessels constrict, hence there is less blood supply to the periphery of the skin. Due to this, the skin gets dry and pale. It becomes a vicious cycle.
Have you noticed people in the colder region tend to have a lot of pigmentation on their skin? It could be due to holding hot objects against the skin, or it could be since people here are always out in the sun to get some warmth. It needs to be avoided. Yoga and exercise can help trigger the blood rush to your skin, which will get back a pink glow in your skin.
But with Dr. Rashmi Shetty’s quick and practical tips, your love for winter will be back again!
Cold temperatures can wreak havoc on your skin—both on the face and body. During this season, your skin is prone to getting dry and flaky, which is annoying.
Dr. Rashmi Shetty tells us to rule out the following medical reasons with a simple blood test.
- Check if you have an underactive thyroid.
- Anemia can cause lesser blood circulation.
- Vitamin deficiencies
If you are on certain medications such as blood-thinning medications, you might get more sensitive to cold. Sensitiveness to the cold weather increases with age as the metabolism slows down.
Dr. Rashmi Shetty, a celebrity cosmetologist, shares her expert tips for keeping our body’s largest organ healthy and hydrated throughout the harsh winter months.
You can reduce the onslaught of dry, itchy skin that’s currently settling in by following a daily routine to ensure a hydrated complexion.
Read on for some quick insights to prevent, soothe, and deal with dry and dehydrated skin.