After a long and scorching summer, we all welcome winters with an open arm and tons of anticipation. In the beginning, it feels refreshing and welcomed but soon our skin starts telling us otherwise.
Out skin is the only protective shield for our bodies during winters and the cold weather can have adverse effects on it. It’s important that we realize what our body needs and take care of it as best we can.
As the temperature goes down, so does the ability of our skin to fend off the ravages that occur in nature. Due to harsh winds and dry air, natural oils in our epidermis get removed which leads to irritation. Conditions like psoriasis and eczema can arise during these harsh weathers and our skin can become itchy and dry.
These chilly months in Pasadena can really do a lot of damage to our skin, but we can tackle these hurdles by taking some precautions that will help us in the long run.
Our skin helps us fend off so many diseases and works day and night to keep us safe, in return we owe it to us to take care of our skin during harsh times. Those harsh winters can be damaging and downright uncomfortable for our skin. Here are some ways to protect your skin from these conditions:
Due to low temperatures and almost no sweating throughout the day, we often forget to drink water and almost strip our skin of its moisture entirely. Winter teas like lemon and ginger are also beneficial for staying hydrated and cozy.
Many branded washes contain alcohol and harsh chemicals and can be damaging for our skin rather than nourishing. Cleansers with added fragrances harm our already dry and patched skin by stripping it of its natural oils. Cream-based washes are the most preferred for our skin during winters.
By the above-stated points, this point might seem to contradict but this is also very important for our skin. Exfoliation helps our skin to get rid of dry and dead skin cells and also helps to regenerate new cells. Make sure to use mild exfoliators rather than really harsh ones.
It can be tempting to take really long and steaming showers when it’s freezing outside but that is the last thing you would want to do. These long showers will dehydrate you and strip your skin of those natural oils.
You should always choose your body lotion very carefully. You should be aware of your body type and always do patch testing before including it in your daily routine. You should apply moisturizer directly after taking a bath or washing to lock as much moisture in and to close those opened pores.
To make sure that your skin gets the care it needs you can also consult a professional, they will give you the right tips according to your skin type. It is really essential to make sure that you take care of your skin during these rugged weathers and to stay warm.
Always moisturize and drink lots of water!