Hope you’re staying warm and well.
More than 80 percent of North Americans suffer from dry, itchy skin and it is most common during the cold winter months – when humidity and temperature drop, leaving the skin vulnerable to cracking.
The cold and low humidity of winter can lead to dry skin. During the winter, it is especially important to take good care of the skin, particularly for people with sensitive skin. Those with sensitive skin should choose products that contain no dyes or fragrance.”
In the case of dry skin, follow these steps:
-) Which personal care products do you use? There is a common cause of skin irritation in soaps, lotions and even deodorants and this is sensitivity to fragrances and dyes. Consider sensitive skin products that are hypoallergenic and free of dyes and perfumes, such as free clear laundry detergent, the dermatologists’, allergists’ preferred laundry detergent and clean products.
-) Make the switch. As the weather cools, your skin craves more moisture. You should replace lightweight summer lotions with lotions that contain more emollients (lipids), which help seal in and retain moisture, such as body butter.
-) Get a humidifier. A high thermostat in winter leaves skin parched and causes itchy skin. To add moisture to the air, use a humidifier, which produces hot steam, or a vaporizer, which produces cool mist. To prevent harmful particles from accumulating, make sure to thoroughly clean and disinfect humidifiers on a regular basis. This is especially important for people with mold allergies.
Hope these tips were helpful.
How are you keeping your skin moisturized this winter?
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