July 8, 2018
The sun is like an enemy of our skin in summers, agree?
But the environmental conditions in the winter is also not so good for your skin. As there is very low humidity in the winters, your skin stays very dry most of the times due to dehydration of water from your skin.
You may not believe but taking care of the skin in winter is equal or more important than in summer.
In winter our skin suffers from temperature contrasts, heating, frost, snow … which produces dehydration, sensitivity, aging, tightness, etc.
The cold weather and changes in the temperature cause our skin to dehydrate and increase aging and skin disorders, especially in sensitive skin and cutaneous diseases such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, chances getting affected by these gets worst in winters.
In these cases, we must take special care of our skin to avoid any kind of short-term or long-term skin related complications.
Following a healthy diet, exercising regularly and following the healthy habits are some good ways to keep our skin fit and healthy. All this together, of course, with the use of cosmetics that best suit our skin. Consult your pharmacist and he will inform you about the best suitable products that your skin type needs.
Some Important Tips to Follow for Your Skin During Winters
1. Maintain an adequate degree of humidity during the winter in homes and places of work, where we spend most of the time because the heating dries up the environment and dries the skin, making it more vulnerable. We can achieve this, for example, with humidifiers.
2. Drink as in summer, between 2 and 3 liters a day of water.
3. Follow a varied diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, as well as cereals, and vegetables. They will provide us with the number of vitamins and antioxidants necessary to alleviate the damage to the skin and improve our natural defense mechanisms.
4. Influence the monitoring of healthy habits by avoiding the consumption of tobacco and alcohol, respecting the hours of sleep, avoiding a strenuous pace and practicing exercise on a regular basis.
5. Take care of the skin of the lips and the eye area, which is very fine and delicate, applying adequate protectors that do not irritate the eyes and contain sunscreens.
6. The skin of the hands is exposed to cold as well as to the detergents used in housework. A good hand cream will alleviate the harmful effects.
7. The skin of the neck and neckline also deserves special attention, trying to apply formulations with adequate filters to protect it from the sun.
8. Do not use over hot water in bathrooms and showers, and also don’t use aggressive soaps. Better the use of warm water with mild soaps, rich in lipids and with slightly acidic or neutral pH.
9. Old aged persons, children, pregnant women and people with specific physiological or pathological situations need special care to take care of the skin because there skin is usually more sensitive and irritable.
10. Exposure to the sun is responsible for most of the changes that occur in the skin, then the protection from the is unavoidable also in winter, both with snow and without it. All moisturizing, nourishing treatments, etc. of application in all exposed body areas (hands, face, lips …) is recommended to use on your skin.
With the fall of the thermometers, what we want the most is to raise the temperature of the heating and shelter in a good blanket, but have you ever thought about how this comes to your skin?
During the winter our skin undergoes the abrupt change of temperatures and direct exposure to the cold wind of the season, which means that our skin is severely punished every day.
So, advisable is that you should use precautions for your skin not only during the summer but also during the winters. However, the chances of skin damage from the sun during winter is lesser than that of the summer season but the dry atmosphere during winters can cause even more damage to your skins.
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