Taking a bath seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? All you need to do is turn on the water (maybe a little warmer during winter), apply soap, rinse, and then dry yourself with a towel. But wait, there’s a lot more to the process.
Your skin is especially dry and sensitive during winter. And that is the biggest reason you need to level up your skincare, including your daily bathing ritual.
Yes, we get it. Bathing every day in winter feels like a long-winding chore. It’s cold. The air is dry. You don’t even sweat as much. Regular baths, however, can be beneficial for your skin as well as your health, but only if you do it right. Read on for some tips to get the most out of your everyday showers during winter.
Avoid taking long, hot baths
Ah, there’s nothing like a nice steamy shower on a winter morning, but did you know that it comes with a cost? Taking long baths or showers in hot water can dry out your skin and lead to a number of skin issues, including redness and itchiness. It is always a good idea to limit your bath time to not more than five minutes. You should also use warm water, not hot. Hot water can strip your skin of its natural moisture barrier.
Do not shower too often
The dipping temperatures and dry air can take a toll on your skin’s health. Do not aggravate it by taking too many showers. Overshowering can cause dryness, itchiness, redness, and irritation, among other issues. Showering once a day is sufficient to cleanse your skin without drying it out.
Double up on the moisturizing products
Winter calls for a change in your bath products. Instead of your regular soap, use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t leave you feeling dry after every bath. You can also add an organic bath oil to the mix for a more hydrating and nourishing effect. Chandanni offers an amazing bath oil that also doubles up as an organic massage oil.
Dry yourself gently
Yes, it is possible to dry yourself so roughly that you end up hurting your skin. Instead of rubbing vigorously, pat dry. It will keep your skin feeling soft and supple.
Moisturize right after your bath
During winter, your skin is more prone to dryness. So, you want to lock in the hydration by moisturizing your skin right after the bath. Apply the moisturizer on damp skin. Also, make sure you switch to a heavier moisturizer during the colder months to ensure maximum protection against the harsh effects of the weather.
When it comes to keeping your skin looking healthy and fresh even during the coldest days, there’s nothing like organic skincare products that are free of chemicals, fillers, and other harmful additives. At Chandanni, we offer a range of products, including our popular organic bath oil, that are the perfect additions to your winter skincare routine.