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March 23, 2023
Have you ever noticed how you get a bit itchy during the winter? The winter itch… it is a real thing. This is because cold climates are generally very dry climates, which wreak havoc on your skin. There are plenty of things you can do, however, to help protect your skin and help it retain its moisture, and that starts the moment you get out of the shower. We put together a few skincare tips for cold climates to get you through the chilly winter months.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize…
Cream-based moisturizers are going to work much better than lotions when you have dry skin. Sensitive skin needs to avoid using moisturizers that have scents. The best way to preserve the moisture in your skin is to moisturize as soon as get out of the shower, right on your wet skin, so the moisturizer helps to trap the moisture in your skin.
Watch the Water Temperature
We all love a scorching hot shower, but when you have dryer skin, you need to avoid that at all costs. Lower the temperature to lukewarm water and use a non-irritating cleanser. As we noted above, when you are done bathing, moisturize right away to trap that moisture in your skin.
Don’t Overdo the Cleansing
Yes, there is too much of a good thing. Over-washing removes your skin’s natural moisturizers, so avoid taking two, three, or four showers in a day. Limit washing your face to once a day if at all possible. If you have to do more, remember to moisturize afterward (are you getting this recurring theme).
Use a Humidifier
Adding some moisture to the air is always a good thing during the winter months and it will make a significant difference in the dryness of your skin. However, you need to make sure you are following the manufacturer’s directions in terms of when to clean the unit as well as making sure you always have clean water in the humidifier. You can also add your favorite essential oil to the humidifier.
Taking Vitamin D Supplements
In the summer, your skin gets a natural boost of Vitamin D from the sun, but those dreary days in the winter do not provide nearly as much. Not to mention that the daylight hours are far less than you have in the summer. We recommend talking to your doctor to ensure you have the proper dose of the supplement.
To read Part 2, click here.