Sunday December 8, 2019

Eye Care Tips To Be Followed This Winter

Talk to your doctor as occasional bouts of dry eyes can eventually progress into dry eye disease, Locy noted

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Retaining moisture can help combat dryness to the eyes during winter season, says an opthalmologist.

Dry, itchy eyes are a common problem in the winter due to low humidity.

“On average, the humidity drops in the winter with the cold weather,” Marissa Locy, an instructor in the department of ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was quoted as saying by Health Day.

“In addition, most people turn on the heat in their homes or offices to combat the cold. So, what you end up having is lower humidity outside, and even lower humidity inside, making for warm, dry conditions where moisture can evaporate from the eye faster than normal,” she said.

The study highlighted ways to retain moisture, thereby combating dryness to the eyes during winter season due to lower humidity.

If you spend time in heated locations, use a humidifier to add some moisture back into the air. Drink lots of fluids. Keeping your body hydrated will help maintain moisture in your eyes, Locy said.

Here’s how to care for your eyes during winter, Pixabay

Direct blow heating onto your face should be avoided because this can dry up moisture in your eyes.

Moreover, in car, heat vents should be directed towards the lower body.

Wearing eye protection or a hat with a visor when outdoors to keep particles and wind from getting into your eyes is a must, the report said.

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Since eyes could dry even more with contacts in cold weather, wearing clean contacts reduces the risk of infection and itching.

Talk to your doctor as occasional bouts of dry eyes can eventually progress into dry eye disease, Locy noted. (IANS)

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Follow these Tips For a Glowing Winter Skin

Get that perfect winter glow by following these beauty tips

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Winter glow
Everyone wants a winter glow and if you want to get the perfect winter skin, then follow these easy beauty tips. Pixabay

Come winter, and our skin demands different care. Adopt these simple tips for naturally-glowing winter skin.

Mohit Narang, Skincare expert at Avon gives you tips on how to face the cold weather and retain that glow.

1. Follow your skincare routine diligently

One should follow a very basic and simple skincare routine to keep the skin happy during winters. Cleanse your skin twice a day i.e every morning and before going to bed. Follow the cleansing process with a light daily moisturiser to lock the moisture in and opt for a heavy moisturiser or overnight cream in the night. This should be done on softly damp skin because just-washed skin absorbs moisture better.

2. Do not overly exfoliate

Skin exfoliation is done to get rid of dead skin cells. You should be extra careful in winters because the skin is already compromised due to dry and cold weather. You should exfoliate your skin only once in a week to help in boosting skin regeneration and better product absorption. Men should also be careful while exfoliating depending on their skin types.

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To get a glowing winter skin, you need to moisturize your skin properly. Pixabay

3. Moisture crucial after hot showers

People tend to have hot showers in winters but taking hot showers and not moisturising after can create cracks and an uneven skin surface. If the skin is not immediately moisturised, the cracks in the skin let the nerves get exposed to air, resulting in eczema or winter’s itch. Always apply moisturiser immediately after a hot shower.

4. Use a sunscreen

Never skimp on sunscreen during winters. It is a lifesaver when you step out into the winter sun. Not only does it protect your skin from damage because of pollutants and harsh ultraviolet rays, it also helps prevent premature ageing.

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5. Invest in a sleeping mask

Korean beauty products have become quite a rage recently and rightly so. The sleeping sheet masks can be worn over a moisturiser at night to pack in all your serums and cream helping the skin absorb these nutrients more easily. (IANS)