Are you experiencing Dry Winter Skin?
Posted: March 8th, 2018
Since outside temperatures are colder, people rely on dry heat indoors. Cold winter air has very little moisture and even when the air outside with a humidity level of 75 percent is brought indoors and heated by your furnace, the humidity level can fall below 15 percent. Water evaporates more quickly into this extremely dry air and the result is dry, itchy skin.
To combat dry, itchy skin—use a moisturizer that is thick & creamy, not a lotion that tends to be runny. Set a humidifier between 40 and 60 percent in the room that you use the most. To protect skin that is exposed outside…use sunscreen daily and wear hats and gloves to avoid wind burn & chapped skin. Don’t forget the lip balm with sunscreen! Another tip–always wet your skin before shaving and moisturize afterward. Dry shaving can cause razor burn and dryness—ouch!
Don’t forget to hydrate your body too. Spending too much time indoors keeping ourselves warm through the use of indoor heat, takes away the natural moisture from our bodies. This can cause our skin to be dehydrated since our skin loses water every day with or without physical activity. On top of that just think of how much it loses if we subject our skin to indoor heating and not consuming enough fluids to replenish the 60% water in our skin organs. Our skin should be kept hydrated to uphold healthy color and good circulation so drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day.
Beat the Winter Skin Blues by being pro-active in your skin health—moisturize, protect and hydrate!