What are the tricks that help to maintain a healthy winter skin?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

To paraphrase a real estate adage, "Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!"  A humidifier can be something to help keep the air moist, which would allow your skin to continually avoid becoming dry.  Another trick might be to ensure that the heat is not turned up too high, which would cause skin to dry out, increasing the likelihood of poor display.  Applying lotion or skin creme after a shower would help significantly as the moisture from the water can help to lock in moisture from the creme, allowing more opportunity for the skin to not dry out.  Preventing clothes from becoming irritating to the skin might also help.  The tendency in winter is to bundle in a great deal of clothes, but over time, this might cause itchiness to the skin, causing more damage to it.  I would concur with the last post about the need to drink plenty of water.

readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There a number of things that one can do to help with skin care during the winter months and a few of these things will also do wonders for your body overall.

First, make sure you get the amount of sleep that your body needs. This will differ for each person.

Second, make sure you drink a lot of water (not juices and definitely not soda). Drinking water cleans out your body and does wonder for your skin.

Finally, due to the cold and dryness of the air in the winter, use a moisturizer. Also you can get a moisturizer with sun protection.

giorgiana1976 | Student

For many people cold days have the quite unpleasant effect on skin, which is showing in this way : appear dry hands, face and legs. Felt by some as a tight feeling in the skin, sometimes dry skin can cause cracking and events such as skin rashes or eczema. The sensation of dryness is accentuated whenever we enter a heated room.

Tricks to treat dry skin throughout the winter!

Skin hydration

It is possible to have a moisturizer that is precisely during the spring or summer. But as the seasons change, and our skin needs to change. Winter is appropriate to use a moisturizer with a fatty consistency, oil-based rather than a water-based, because oil will produce a protective film which hold moisture in the skin, this does not happen when we use creams with fine texture or lotions.

But we must be alert to the type of oil content moisturizer, because not all can be beneficial to the skin. Very useful are oils of almond, the minerals, avocado oil or Primula. Should pay attention to this issue, because other oils may have an undesirable effect of occlusion of facial pores.

It also indicated, and products containing wetted, a class of substances that draw moisture from the environment and set the water to the skin. These substances are glycerol, sorbitol and alpha-hydroxy acids.

Use protective creams

 PhotoCream - Solar protection screen - not to be used only in summer, in winter, sunlight in combination with the one reflected by the snow can affect the skin equally. Therefore it is appropriate to apply a protective cream on the face and the hands (when not wearing gloves ) 30 minutes before going outside the house. If we spend more time outdoors, applications must be renewed every two hours.

Pay attention to your hands!

Top Hands skin is thinner than that of many other areas of the body, and has fewer sebaceous glands, which means that at this level hydration is always poor, and this aspect is accentuated particularly in air cool and dry. Thus, small cracks may appear in the skin, irritation or itching.When you step out in the open, you should wear gloves, if they are to from wool is well to wear inside a thin cotton glove to prevent the appearance of irritation that can be caused by wool.Avoid wet gloves or socks !Wet socks or gloves can cause skin irritation, cracking, pain or even the appearance of eczema, very difficult to treat.

Avoid dry air in the room

In most rooms, heated winter air is dry, so it is recommended using a humidifier or vaporizer to increase air humidity, so the skin does not have to suffer. It is advisable to have a humidifier in each room to ensure an equal distribution of moisture in the air.

Hydration not limited to the skin

Even if we grant enough attention to skin hydration,we should not be overlooked that it is indicated to drink plenty of fluids.

mkcapen1 | Student

One of the most important tasks that one can do to maintain skin health, no matter what the season, is to drink lots of water, use sun screen, and apply moisturizer daily to your skin.  Removing make-up at night and washing one’s face before applying moisturizer is a must.  Eat a healthy diet rich in iron and calcium and include an exercise routine 3-5 days a week.  Maintaining a pattern of exercise can help keep a person in good mental and physical health.  A healthy body means healthy skin.