Here we have rounded up common skin problems in winter and how to take care of them.
As winters are round the corner, you must be busy guarding your skin off the onslaught of winter. After all, skincare becomes challenging as the cold and damp weather make your skin vulnerable to dryness, chapping and cracking. Dry air strips the thin layer of oil that locks in the moisture in the skin. This leads to several skin conditions like eczema, dry skin and psoriasis.
Here are some common skin problems occurring winter and how to treat them.
You experience skin flare ups if you try new skincare product in certain areas. Skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis are also likely to trigger due to the lost moisture of the skin. Use lukewarm water and pat yourself dry. Use cleansers or moisturizers gently. Make sure to avoid the direct contact of woolen garments with the skin as they cause itch.
Staying outdoors take a toll on the texture of your skin. No wonder that you see the see the chapping of the skin on the face, hands, and wrist. You can treat your chapped skin by using a good quality of moisturizer. It won’t only ease irritation, but also keep your skin moisturized.
Cracked lips are another problem in winters. They are caused by the rough wind, rain and snow. While lip balm is an obvious choice, look for the one that contains plants’ natural oils, natural waxes like beeswax and Shea butter.
This problem may be looking odd on this list, but this is quite real. This is because UVA rays are present even in winter. These rays can penetrate deeply into the skin, leading to side effects. According to some studies, they are so strong that they can go through the barrier of fabrics, clothes and glasses. Therefore, it goes without saying that you should use sunscreen even in winter.
One of the common winter skin problems everyone experiences! Thanks to the cold weather of outdoor and dry heats of indoors. As a result,you can see the dry skin signs on your skin such as flaking, cracking, and tightness. To treat the dry skin, make sure to apply good quality moisturizer after taking bath. Generally, use moisturizer on your face while hand lotion and body lotions are good for hands and body parts respectively.
If too much of your natural sebum is cleansed away, your skin start producing excessive oil to compensate the loss. This is why many people have “stickiness” on the face in winters. Being one of them, you should use gentle and hydrating products to keep your skin oils in balance.
Itchy and Irritated Skin:
Itchy and irritated skin cause the signs like redness, itching, open cracks and even bleeding. Such signs can be noticed on the fingers and the skin of the hand. Taking hot water bath is one of the triggers of such skin condition. Luckily, a simple moisturizer or petroleum jelly helps you with itchy and irritated skin.
Some Essential Tips to Deal with Skin Problems in Winter:
• Limit your bath time and use only lukewarm water.
• Don’t use harsh or alcohol based bathing or skincare products.
• Don’t rub the skin.
• Maintain humidity inside the home using a humidifier.
• Improve your immunity by maintaining hygiene; taking adequate sleep and eating right food.
So these skincare tips would help you protect your skin from the onslaught of cold and wet weather.