Winter can cause havoc on your skin, it makes it dry, itchy and irritated. Winters can make you feel like there’s no escape of Cold, blustery conditions outside can leave your skin feeling raw, while indoor heat strip moisture from the air and from your skin.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to effective winter skincare so that you can feel your best all winter long.
Invest in a Humidifier to Maximize Moisture
A humidifier is a device, that you can put in any room to increase the moisture in the air. The humidifier increases the steam moisture of the air and it protects you from the common cold. By using a humidifier in your home or office, it helps to keep your skin hydrated by adding moisture to dry winter.
Lower the Thermostat to Avoid Dryness
When it’s chilly outside, try to set the thermostat at a cool yet comfortable setting of 68°F to 72°F. Follow this temperature to maintain healthy skin.
Limit Shower Time and Temperature
It may be tempting to take a long, steamy shower, but your skin will be much better served with a 5-10 minutes lukewarm shower. You should also avoid using excessively hot water while washing your hands because that water causes your skin to turn into red, as it’s too hot. Wash your hands with luke warm water instead of using cool water, it is effective at removing germs as less irritating to the skin.
Modify Your Facial Skin-Care for the Season
During winter choose cream based cleanses and apply toners. Many astringents contain alcohol, which may dry your skin. Stop using alcohol based products when your skin is dry and itchy. Use a richer moisturizer on your face at night.
And don’t forget your lips. Applying a moisturizing balm such as petroleum jelly, can help in healing dry, cracked lips. If, your lip product causes a stinging or tingling sensation, try a different product.
The wrong soap can cause itchiness and make your skin dry . Regular soap bars may contain irritating ingredients and fragrances. Instead use a fragrance-free soap or liquid wash, you can also prevent winter skin problem by using less soap. So limit your lathering to necessary areas such as your hands, genitals, armpits, and feet.
Change Out of Wet Clothes Quickly to Avoid Itchy Skin
Wearing wet clothes and shoes can irritate and cause skin itchiness. If gloves, socks, and pants become wet remove them as soon as possible.
Remember to Eat Right and Stay Hydrated
Eating right and drinking adequate water is a must in winter as well avoid any skin problem and to maintain flawless skin. Eat lots of fresh greens and drink fresh fruit juices as well as water.