Winter is a magical time of the year to enjoy but not enjoyable for your skin. Winter begins with dry skin, everyone is thinking how to treat the dry skin in winter, but some do not care about dry skin. The main reason behind the skin scratch is the weather change and humidity level decrease mostly in winter and air outside is cold or dry. Here are dermatologist’s top dry skin tips to prevent dry skin in winter.

Stop baths and shower to cause severe dry skin

  • Use Luke  water rather than hot water for bathing
  • Limit or reduce the bathing time from 5 to 10 minutes
  • Use a gentle and fragrance- free cleanser in bath
  • Apply enough cleanser to remove the dust and oil from your skin
  • Gently dry the skin with towel
  • Apply the moisturizer  immediately after the bathing to prevent the severe dry skin

Use moisturizer for dry skin immediately after using water

Lotions, winter creams and ointments (moisturizers) stop dryness by trapping existing moisturization in your skin. To trap the moisture you should apply the moisturizer when you feel dry skin within a few minutes of

  • Dry skin after bathing
  • Dry hands and face after washing

Apply an ointment or cream rather than a lotion        

Ointment or creams are less irritating than lotion and more effective. Use the ointments which contain the following ingredients.

  • Glycerin
  • Lactic acid
  • Mineral oil
  • Lanolin
  • Petrolatum
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Dimethicone
  • Vitamin C
  • Shea butter

Use lip balm                                                                              

Use a lip balm that feels comfortable on your lips. If your lips get wound due to balm then use the balm which does not cause reaction.

Apply fragrance- free skin product

Some skin products are rigorous for sensitive dry skin like deodorant soap damage the dry skin. Dermatologist recommends using the skin product free from fragrance. If you are using a skin product n which is written “unscented” the skin product may contain chemicals that can irritating and may damage your dry and sensitive skin.

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Eat oranges

Here are some benefits of orange for skin in winters

  • Orange contains natural oil which helps to moisturize your skin in winter to prevent dry skin. Try to eat more oranges in winter
  • Orange also contains vitamin C help to hydrate and healthier your skin.
  • Orange can also prevent skin from patches.
  • Orange peel also contain vitamin C. Dry the peel and grind to make the scrub., use the scrub for hydrating the skin

Take a healthy diet

Protein, fats and vitamins are the building blocks for skin. For a dry skin you should use healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado, salmon, and multivitamins and at least a half liter water to keep the skin hydrated. But the water requirement changes from day to day. If your diet is good it will prevent your nails, hair and skin to hydration loss.

When to see doctor

You will feel good and comfortable by using these tips. If these tips do not cause any change you should call dermatologist.  Sever dry skin require a prescription because it may be a sign of some other skin problems.


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