Posted by Dry Skin Treatment on Oct 21, 2010
During winters, the humidity levels are extremely low. Therefore, the odds of developing dry, irritated and rashed skin is extremely high during winters. Given below are some of the things you can do to make your skin comfortable and smooth even during the harshest of the weather.
Firstly, using a humidifier is extremely important since more and more people are introducing heaters in their houses. These heaters and the closed windows in the houses can cause the air inside the house to remain dry. A humidifier helps to moisturize the air. You need not but an extremely costly humidifier. Get one form a local store and it should be fine.
Secondly, make sure your skin is always moisturized. Use oil-base moisturizer preferably. Some moisturizers have as much as 80% oil in it. Thus, the more oil the moisturizer contains the more effective it is. These moisturizers form a protective layer around the skin and help to keep it supple and smooth.
Sunscreens are not only to be used in summers. Even in winters the use of a high SPF sunscreen is important. Preferably try using SPF 30 or SPF 40. The sun is equally harsh in winters and therefore do not forget using a sunscreen before you step out.
Now it is difficult to use a moisturizer as well as a sunscreen both at the same time. Therefore you can pick one that has a combination of both. You can also consult a dermatologist for the same. However, make sure you are not using opposite ingredients in both the sunscreen and the moisturizer. This could affect your skin negatively.
Equally important during winters is to dress well. Do not forget to wear your gloves. You have to protect your hands from the harsh winter air. Cover your body as much as possible. Try and dress in layers. You can remove the clothing as and when required so as to prevent overheating.
You need to take as much care of your skin summer as much as you do in winter. A little carelessness can lead to problems of dry skin.