Getting Your Moles Checked Out

Keeping Sensitive Skin Healthy In Winter

by Javier Bell

Winter weather can be hard on your skin, and if you have skin sensitivities, you may not be looking forward to the coming cold. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to keep your skin healthy and looking great throughout the winter months. Use this guide to supplement your skincare routine and beat the winter weather.

Take Cooler Showers

While taking a piping hot shower may seem like the thing to beat cold weather, this can actually have an adverse impact on your skin's health. Hot water can strip your skin of oils, and it can also lead to damaged skin. Instead, opt for a cooler shower. Opt for a lukewarm shower or bath if you feel comfortable doing so, or simply choose warm water over hot water. You can also change the settings on your hot water heater to reduce the maximum temperature, which can help you to regulate how warm the water can get.

Use A Humidifier

The air can be particularly dry in the winter months, and a humidifier can help to combat that problem. Bringing humidity into the air can help with keeping skin hydrated as well as resolving some respiratory issues. Consider placing a small humidifier next to your bed so it can run at night, or choose a larger model to bring moisture to the air in your main living space.

Use A Daily Moisturizer

You may already use a daily moisturizer on your face, but you should also consider moisturizing the rest of your body as well. Moisturizing lotions and body butters can help to prevent your skin from becoming dry, and they also leave behind a luxurious feeling. Use your moisturizer after showering and drying your skin, and apply it in the mornings on days you don't shower or bathe. Look for body moisturizers made with natural ingredients, and avoid products with fragrances that might irritate sensitive skin. Your dermatologist can also help you to find the right product to meet your unique needs.

Stay Hydrated

One easy way to care for your skin while also tending to your overall health is to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and look for fresh, healthy foods that can help keep you hydrated. Many fruits and some vegetables are rich with water, and they also provide you with plenty of vitamins and minerals that can help keep your skin and body healthy through the winter months. Consult with your dermatologist and your general practitioner to help ensure that any changes you make in your diet are appropriate. Your dermatologist can also advise you on which foods you should avoid if you have skin problems. For example, people with eczema might want to avoid foods that are high in sugar, which might mean limiting the amounts of fruit you eat.

Partner with your dermatologist to ensure your skincare routine will help to keep your skin healthy during the winter, and look forward to spending a bit of time enjoying the crisp winter weather.