While the scorching sun of summer can burn your skin, the cold and dry air of winter can also make your skin undesirable. It’s true; your skin can become itchy, red, and scaly. Because you do not naturally perspire during winter, your outer skin will look dry and flaky. Dry skin is more prone to irritation, so it will become itchy and red if you constantly rub it with your gloves.
Keeping your skin moisturized must be your primary goal for your skin during the winter. You will surely regret it if you don’t. Dry skin can lead to the cracking of your skin, which can give you excruciating pain once it is exposed to soap or water.
Here are some practical methods on how to care and nourish your skin during the cold days of winter so you can still feel beautiful and hot despite the cold.
Avoid Exposure to Heat
While it may feel good to stay close to the bonfire or stay longer in the bathtub. Well, they are not really good for your skin. They will help dry your skin. Regulate the heat coming from your thermostat. Always place the level of the heat to a comfortable level.
And while in the shower, these may be the time of the year that you need not scrub your skin. Your skin is particularly sensitive during cold seasons, so scrubbing should be discouraged because it can cause further irritation.
Hydrate Your Skin with Moisturizers
It is better to always look for moisturizers that have sunscreen formula. Never let a day pass by without applying creams on your face and body. Moisturizing your body, face, and extremities should always follow after a bath or washing. This will replenish the lost natural oil after washing with soap or cleansing using toners.
Humidify Your Room
A humidifier can help you retain the moisture of your skin by helping maintain the humidity of the air in the room. You can also choose to use some essential oil that is good for your skin.
Use Comfortable Clothes
You should be wearing comfortable clothes that will beat the cold and will not let your skin get irritated. Look for clothes that are warm but breathable.
Stay hydrated. Eat fruits and vegetables that have large water content. Drink juice and other health drinks. While we may not lose fluid through perspiration, it is noticed that we also urinate more often during winter than on hotter days.