Top 9 Skin Care Tips During Winter
It’s January and the cold hard days of winter are leaving their mark on your skin. To add to the harsh cold conditions of winter add some extra wind on top of the cold and voila’ you now suffer from uncomfortable dryness. Dryness of the skin, face, hands and feet. Some people are more prone and dry skin will start flaking, cracking and signs of skin inflammation (eczema) will pop up.
How do you beat it?
Here are the Top 9 Skin Care Tips During Winter
- Seek a specialist
Such a specialist can analyze your skin type, troubleshoot your current skin care regimen, and give you advice on the body care products you should be using.But that doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck buying high-end products. “Inexpensive products work just as well as high-end ones. In fact, the extra price you pay for the expensive stuff is often just for packaging and marketing. What’s most important is how your skin responds to the product — and how you like its feel, not how much money you paid for it.” says David Voron, MD, a dermatologist in Arcadia, Calif.
- Moisturise Frequently
Find a dry skin relief balm moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion.
Help your Paws
Since the skin on your hands is thinner than on most parts of the body and has fewer oil glands you really need to protect it well. Keeping your hands moist with a vitamin rich hand cream. Wear gloves when you go outside.
Avoid wet socks and gloves
Wet socks and gloves can irritate your skin and cause itching, cracking, sores, or even a flare-up of eczema.
Turn on the Central heating systems
Blast hot dry air throughout our homes and offices. Humidifiers get more moisture in the air, which helps prevent your skin from drying out.
- Hydrate Yourself
Drinking water helps your skin stay young looking. In fact, it’s a myth. Water is good for your overall health and the skin of someone who is severely dehydrated will benefit from fluids.
- Moisturize Your Feet
During the winter, your feet need strong stuff. Try finding lotions that contain petroleum jelly or glycerine instead. A minty foot cream is also ideal whilst a body lotion may give longer lasting protection.
Use Deeply hydrating items
If your facial skin is uncomfortably dry, avoid using harsh peels, masks, and alcohol-based toners or astringents, all of which can strip vital oil from your skin. Instead, find a face cleanser and masks that are “deeply hydrating,” rather than clay-based, which tends to draw moisture out of the face. And use them a little less often.
- Stop very Hot Baths
Sure, soaking in a burning-hot bath feels great after frolicking out in the cold. But the intense heat of a hot shower or bath actually breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin, which can lead to a loss of moisture. You’re better off with just warm water and staying in the water a shorter amount of time.