For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a radiate heat glow to the cheeks. They also conduct uncomfortable dryness of the skin, hands and feet. For some people, the issue is worse than just a natural tight, dried-up feeling: They get skin so dry it results in flaking, cracking, even rash (in which the skin becomes inflamed).
As soon as you turn the heat on indoors, the skin starts to dry. It does not matter if you heat your home using oil, wood or electricity. The skin becomes dry. However this cold feeling during winter is quite inevitable, you can definitely prevent the torment of a flaky, dry skin during the cold winter months.
If you spend much time indoors, use a humidifier if possible and avoid excessive use of indoor heating. Take shorter showers with warm water (as opposed to hot water) and hydrated in the morning and evening.
- Seek a Specialist
If you go to your local pharmacy, it will be hard put to find a salesperson who can give you good advice. Therefore it will not be esthete or dermatologist even once is a good advance. Such a specialist can analyze your skin type, remove the current regime of skin care and give you advice on products for skin care should be used.
- Moisturize More
You may have found a moisturizer that works well in the spring and summer, But as weather conditions change, so too should your skin care routine. Find “liniment” balm that is oil-based, rather than a water-based, as the oil will create a protective cover on the skin, which absorb more moisture than a cream or lotion. (Hint: Many lotions labeled as “night creams” are oil-based).
- Cover your skin, head to toe
This is your natural instinct to unite, but not just pile on the layers. Make sure your skin is absolutely covered. Wear gloves on your hands, preferably waterproof, if you live in a snowy climate. Wrap the scarf around his neck and to defend each of your breasts that are not covered by his coat. A hat pulled low will keep your ears warm and protect hair from wind and cold.
- Don’t wash your hair every day.
It seems counter-intuitive, but it should stop washing your hair every day. Shampooing the hair actually depriving it of natural oils that keep your scalp healthy and hydrated. If you wash your hair every day or almost every day, the suspension can make the scalp overproduce this oil, so you can feel oily for a bit. Soon enough, your scalp will realize that this is not to remove the oil and adapted to wash every few days.
- Avoid Wet Gloves and Socks
Wet socks and gloves can irritate skin and cause itching, cracking, sores, or even exacerbation of rash.