TIPS Skincare during winter
The combination of cool temperatures, limited sleep, sugary treats and cocktails during the winter holidays can be troublesome for the skin, according to a dermatologist. "Acne, cold sores, eczema and dry, puffy skin are common at this time of year,” Rebecca Tung, MD, director, Division of Dermatology, Loyola University Health System, in the U.S., said.
Dr. Tung offers some of the following tips to make the skin look its holiday best. In case of acne, while indulging in a dessert or toasting with a cocktail is all right, but too much of a good thing can have its negative consequences, therefore, care should be taken to drink plenty of water, mind what one eats and get enough sleep.
A cold sore can be triggered by extreme changes in temperature, busy schedule and too little sleep. Most of the time the virus that causes cold sores lies dormant in facial nerves for those who have been exposed to it, but there are prescription medications one can take at the first tingle to prevent a full outbreak.
During winters, to avoid dry, puffy skin, one should use mild, fragrance-free cleansers to wash the face followed by a fragrance-free moisturiser to keep dryness away.