Dryness is discomfort in winters. Here’s how to deal with it effectively
Dryness is inevitable in winters and if not taken care the right way with the right products – the discomfort can take a toll on the quality of life.
Dryness in the skin is often weather-based – reduced moisture in the air but many of our habits can cause intense dryness making the skin worse. So it’s important that we care for the skin the right way helping our skin stay normal and healthy through the winters.
Right habits & routines with the right products can restore the skin imbalance caused by different factors effectively.
Anti-aging lotions can be dangerous "Lotion is just a fad in skin care". Plant oils are forever.
Dry skin is a concern when not addressed timely can lower the quality of life and give birth to different skin diseases. Hence it is important to care for the skin the right way to keep it normal and healthy completely free from itch and other concerns.
Dry skin and its related conditions are not new to mankind. The usage of different plant oils as a topical therapy to keep the skin nourished has been in place through different ages – different cultures. Something we all have witnessed in our homes that as soon as winters approached, a bottle of oil for everyone’s use is right in the bathroom to use immediately after the bath on the body as skin moisturizer.
But over the decades, we Indians too abandoned the best healthy way to keep the dry skin nourished during winters and moved on with well-marketed - highly promising body lotions, face creams/moisturizers etc. never paying attention to ingredients.
Hence we apply a number of chemicals and preservatives on our skin each time we apply body lotion.
These body and face lotion composition calls for addition of chemicals and preservatives making them certainly not a healthy & natural choice to nourish the skin.
Lotion = Water + Oil
Water/aqua is often listed as the first ingredient in the lotion.
Now Since water and oil do not mix on its own,
So we need a emulsifier to blend the two with each other to form a homogenous mixture.
Lotion = Water + Oil + Emulsifier
Emulsifier cannot be 100% natural. It can be derived from the plant produce but the multiples stages of processing to derive the emulsifier do not let the produce be natural, rather it is processed and often prepared by adding various solvents etc.
Now, that water is added, a stabilizer is needed to improve the shelf life of the product/ prevent from going bad.
Lotion = Water + Oil + Emulsifier + Stabiliser
Now, fragrance and colour is needed to make the product attractive in terms of look and aroma.
Lotion + Water + Oil + Emulsifier + Stabiliser + Fragrance + Colour
So here Oil & water is the need of the skin to keep it healthy – normal free from dryness and other concerns
Rest all ingredients are out of the need of the composition and to draw consumer attention (market) making them smell similar to perfume and colourful.
Lotion is a cost effective product benefittingl the manufacturers as it contains majorly the water which is free flowing.
Hence its important that consumers be made aware and the unhealthy fad do not continue for long.
Eat healthy and apply healthy too.
As the winter approaches, we start looking for dryness catering products. Why?
If you are using a truly – 100% chemical and preservative-free product line in your daily routine – you really don’t have to change your skin care products similar to your wardrobe with change in season.
Your basic skin type remains the same all through the year. It’s the application of the product that varies from season to season. For example, hot weather helps the skin produce more sebum than cold weather reducing the need for a moisturizer. An oily skin individual will not find dry skin catering formulation helpful in winters as it may lead to clogged pores and related follow-up symptoms. Hence be it summer or winter, it's important to use the product basis the skin type. SNAANA Skin Care products based on your skin type helps you customize your skincare routine to target the specific skincare concern that arises around the year with changes in weather. Keeping skin healthy with the changes in the seasons from summers to Monsoon to autumn to winter is simple, healthy, and economical with SNAANA.
Here is how you can make a simple transition in using the same product all through the year.
No matter what time of the year it is, Cleansing the same way with the same soap bar (as per age group and skin tone) is really important followed by Toner (needs adjustment as per weather) and Cream (needs adjustment as per weather) and Exfoliation cum Mask (At least once a week is necessary in all weather conditions) And Body Massage helps relax the body and firm the skin.
Often the companies selling skin care products come up with different products for summers, winters etc. For example companies come up with gel/water-based products calling it light moisturizers for summers. This is simply a formulation with more of water and less of cream/oil to suit summers where the skin produces more oil. Similarly, these companies sell winter based products with more of oil/butter and less of water.
With SNAANA, Skin care transition from season to season is simple, healthy and economical.
SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.
That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.