In addition to 2020 being a leap year, February is the month of love. Want to know how to love your skin and protect it from the bitter cold and nasty winds this Valentines Day? Your skin is the barrier that keeps water inside of your body, so when it is dry and cold, water evaporates off of the surface faster and easier. Humidifiers are a great way to add moisture back into your home, especially if you’re prone to blasting the heat.
During the harsh winter months, you may want to avoid really hot showers or baths. Water that is too hot can actually dehydrate your skin. If skin is not immediately moisturized right after a hot bath or shower, it can crack which can cause eczema or a dry winter itch. Look for products with hyaluronic acid like Dormer 211 creams and lotions to keep the barrier of your skin from losing water.
Loving your skin by using a moisturizer is vital for keeping it hydrated in the winter. Application of a very thick moisturizer as soon as you get out of the bath or shower will help keep your skin feeling nice and smooth. When your skin is dry in the winter, it’s important to use cream without fragrance, as those can also irritate the skin.
Some tips to keep in mind:
- Carry a good effective hand and face cream with you
- Wear lip balm
- Wear gloves/mitts
- Stay warm without cozying up to fireplace or other heat source