Dry Skin Remedies For Moms During Covid & Post Covid Times
Our skin is the biggest organ of our body and exposed to the environmental and chemical components around us, on a daily basis. So how can we take care of our skin, especially the skin on our face, arms and hands, now that we are washing and sanitizing them more often, due to the corona aftermath? Read on…
MAIN CAUSES OF DRY SKIN
There are various reasons which determine why our skin gets dry, rough and uncomfortable.
Your occupation or the activities which you pursue in your spare time, notwithstanding, the skin on an average female’s , and especially a mom’s, go through many challenges, the least of which are pregnancy stretch marks. Once you have had a baby and are caring for him or her, you generally have little or no time to pamper your skin , which leaves it dehydrated and frequent diaper changes and mess cleaning can really take its toll and leave us with dry hands that feel rough and it may even lead to cracked skin on our hands. The causes of dry skin can range massively so it's important to know what to avoid and what can help.
IF YOUR INSIDES ARE DEHYDRATED, YOUR SKIN WILL BE DRY
Staying hydrated can help keep our skin soft and supple. Having the optimal amount of water keeps your skin nice and soft, since water helps flush out the toxic built up inside and makes our bodies function well. Since 70 percent of our body is water, drinking water should be a habit, more so, if you have caffeine, tea or other beverages which flush water out of your body, that is, diuretics. This becomes even more important for people who are regular smokers or drinkers.
FEW COMMON CAUSES OF DRY SKIN
Cold & windy weather conditions, exposure to UVA/UVB rays, chemicals in household cleaning products, washing hands too frequently, home heating & air conditioning systems and Smoking are the main culprits when it comes to drying up your skin. The remedy for dry skin, in turn, is to keep your skin covered in extreme weather conditions, apply sunscreen on all exposed parts of your body, namely, face, neck, arms and hands- and even feet, if your footwear leaves the skin on your feet open- and re-apply the sunscreen every three hours. As far as the household cleaning products, detergents and body washes or shampoos are concerned, invest in the one especially formulated for moms and babies. Our normal body temperature is 37 degrees Celsius and we should expose our skin to temperatures only 10 degrees above or below it. So keep this in mind when you switch on your air conditioner or heater, the next time. As for smoking, for those of you who indulge, the sooner you stop, the better it is, for you and your baby. Lastly, moisturize often and see the benefits! Our skincare products will keep your skin soft and healthy.
Keeping your skin healthy need not be stressful, if you are a little careful. We all want to look and feel good, no matter how challenging the circumstances. In order to do that, however, we need to make sure that we use the right products, don’t use sanitizer unnecessarily and develop good habits. See you next time with more tips!
Aarti Puri is Harvard educated and the founder and CEO of Magnolia Kids, a primary school. She is a psychologist, writer and teacher trainer. She's starting her YouTube Video channel for moms and kids soon.
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