Winter Skin Care Tips - Shahnaz Husain
In winter, due to lack of humidity, a dry skin really suffers. The skin loses moisture to the atmosphere. This is more so in winter. Sun-exposure also causes moisture depletion. Dry skins lack both oil and moisture. A skin that is habitually dry gradually loses its ability to hold moisture. Sometimes, the skin begins to flake and becomes crepey. Very tiny lines become visible on the outer layer. In some cases, there may be rough, red, flaky patches.
In such cases of dry and dehydrated skin, avoid soap and use a cleansing gel containing aloe vera and lemon, like Shacleanse, should be used. Aloe Vera is a powerful moisturizer and also an antioxidant. For normal to oily and combination skin, a sandalwood cleansing milk like Shamoon may be used.
Moisturizers are the life of winter skin. The Shahnaz Husain repertoire has several premium moisturisers, like Diamond Rehydrant Lotion, Pearl Cream, Flower Botanic White Water Lily and Jasmine Moisturiser, Organic Luxury Range Day Cream and so on. For a very dry skin, use a rich moisturising cream, like Shaglow, while for normal to dry skin, Shamoist or Diamond Rehydrant Lotion are ideal. For combination skin, use a day cream like Shataj or Neem Rehydrant Lotion. Oily skins also feel dry soon after washing. Apply Shasilk matte moisturiser, or Neem Rehydrant Lotion sparingly. Keep the skin moisturized at all times and use a moisturizer under make-up. Protection of the skin is an important part of the treatment.
Sun protection is also important. Apply a sun block with high SPF of 40 or 60 for sun-sensitive skin, before going out in the sun, like Total Care All Day Long Sun Block SPF 40 and 60. For normal to oily and combination skin, sunscreen gel is also available.
Nourishing is an important aspect of care for dry skins, because it provides emollients and improves the skin’s ability to hold moisture. The Shahnaz Husain repertoire has several premium nourishing creams, like Shalife, Diamond Plus Nourishing Cream, Plant Stem Cells Skin Renewing Cream, Flower Botanic Exotic Lotus Nourishing Cream and so on.
So, every night, after cleansing your skin, use a nourishing / night cream. Shalife contains ingredients like wheatgerm oil, carrot seed, almond, as they are rich in Vitamins A and E. Spread the cream lightly on the face. Adding a few drops of water helps the massage. Remember that when you massage, use gentle strokes, without pulling or stretching the skin. Avoid massaging nourishing cream on oily and acne prone skin.
The area around eyes is vulnerable to early lines and wrinkles. The skin in this area is very thin and delicate. Apply Shamilk lotion around the eyes and wipe it off after 10 minutes, with moist cotton wool. At night, after cleansing, apply Shasmooth around eyes. Wipe off gently after 15 minutes with moist cotton wool. Apply Shasmooth around eyes and leave on overnight.