Winters are just around the corner in India. With the cozy hot chai and aloo paratha season arrived the skin breakouts and whiteheads. The season needs immense care when it comes to skin. Cold weather, wind, and dry indoor air can suck moisture from your skin resulting in uncomfortable dryness, itching, flaking, and peeling.
Avoiding special skincare during this time of the year can cause acne and whiteheads that are a very real thing. So, it is time to take extra care of our skin and follow basic routines to keep our skin glowing even in this cold weather.
What are Whiteheads?
According to Healthline, a whitehead is a type of acne that forms when dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria become trapped within one of your pores. Whiteheads can be annoying, and they may seem to develop at the worst times.
Causes of Whiteheads:
Prevention of Whiteheads:
Wash your face twice, make it a daily routine:
A 2006 study backs up the idea that washing your face twice daily is the perfect amount of cleansing to prevent and treat whiteheads. Use a mild, gentle cleanser to wash away excess oil and bacteria that can clog your pores and lead to those little white bumps. Wash using lukewarm water and avoid harsh scrubbing cleansers, which can do more harm than good. Twice daily seems to be the magic number, but it doesn’t hurt to wash away sweat and grime after a tough workout either.
Wash your hair regularly:
Yes, you read it right. When trying to avoid excess oil, don’t focus only on your skin. If your hair is very oily, that can also cause whiteheads. Avoid using extremely oily products, and when you do put product in your hair, try to keep that product off your face.
Use the right sunscreen:
Sunscreen is of utmost importance be it any season. You should always use sunscreen even if you’re not planning to head out of your house. Choose the right sunscreen according to your skin type. Sunscreen can be thick and oily, and while it may protect UV rays from damaging your skin, it can also lead to acne, which isn’t pleasant.
Drink plenty of water:
Drink plenty of water, eat fresh fruits and veggies. Eat clean and include healthy fats – clove oil, avocados, fatty fish like tuna and salmon, nuts, and seeds. During winters, we tend to avoid drink water as we feel less dehydrated; however, we lose water from our body in so many ways without realising. Therefore, it is imperative to load up on water even during cold winter days. Refill your system with water and get glowing skin without having to worry about dullness anymore.