Overcoming The Winter Skin Woes

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With the onset of winter, comes the age-old dilemma of dry and scaly skin along with skin darkening and inadequate miniaturization. To overcome that, the women all around the world opt for a variety of different skin moisturizers that boast all day long-protection from the harsh winds of the winter, seldom delivering the promise. We, at Miss Oops are here to give you some tips to maintain your skin’s hydration despite all these problems.

Expert Opinion

First things first, the best you can do when it comes to keeping your skin from drying out is using a moisturizer that is right for your skin-type. Determining the skin type is not rocket science and can be done easily by visiting a dermatologist or the aestheticism. They can tell you more about your skin-type and the skin care regimen that is sure to help you in the future.


As winter starts and the cold wind blows, your skin starts breaking out and getting chapped. The best way to keep that from happening is to moisturize your skin using ‘oil based’ moisturizers. The water-based ones tend to dry out quicker than their counterpart does. The oil-based ones keep the moisture locked in by spreading a thin layer over your skin that keeps the moisture trapped in.

Here you have to keep in mind that you have to use the ones that do not clog your pores; else, it will lead to you having an unhealthy looking, greasy skin. Therefore, it is always a good idea to use the ones that have avocado oil, almond oil and mineral oil as their base.

Shield the Hands

The skin on our hands is the most sensitive after our faces’, and given the number of times, we wash our hands on a daily basis, they are stripped of their natural moisture and lose the softness. It is crucial that we moisturize our hands every time we wash them and wear gloves to seal it all in. Moreover, use a mild soap and lukewarm water to wash your hands so the lipid barrier of the skin remains intact.

Heal the Heels

While worrying about the rest of our body, we forget about the feet and the fact that they need to be taken care of too. Winter leaves our heels cracked and dry to the core, making them painful and unpleasant to look at.

You need to slather them with a good, oil-based moisturizer to keep the heels soft and supple, ready for the spring. If the damage done is worse off than a simple dry-looking heel, you need to apply petroleum jelly on them and cover them up with a thick pair of socks overnight. That is a definite way of keeping them from looking like a disaster all throughout the season.

These are just a few of the significant tidbits by us at Miss Oops to help you brace yourself against the harsh cold winds of winter. However, these tips are sure to help you breeze through it all and emerge from the other side, looking fresh and younger than ever.

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