Cold dry air can be harsh for your skin and can make it difficult for you to maintain proper skin moisture during winters. If your skin is anything like mine, you’d feel you’re going through molting during the first week. While choosing the right moisturizer is a quest. Staying out in the cold, leaves your skin dry, and indoor air extracts the natural moisture from your skin. Maintaining healthy skin during the winter season is nothing less than a conundrum.
However, when cold winds blow, here’s what you can do to keep your skin healthy.
Limit Shower Time and Temperature
We often remember hot water baths during winters as pleasurable and comforting. No doubt it relaxes your body and feels wonderful against the skin, it could be harming it at the same time. Frequent warm baths could deplete natural oils and could cause skin inflammation or even worsen conditions like eczema. Soaking in a hot bath is also not advisable for the same reasons.
However, I am not suggesting you endure the hardship of bathing with cold water when it’s snowing outside. Limiting your bath time, and using moderately warm water could be better choices for your skin. You can also add oils or oatmeal in the water to help the skin maintain natural oil and moisture during winters.
Use CBD Topicals
While many opt for CBD vapes to cope with their anxiety issues, topicals could be an excellent choice for maintaining healthy skin. CBD topicals help you to normalize your skin cell growth. And could help retain the skin’s moisture during winters. Its anti oxidating effect assists in replacing the damaged cells and interrupts the free radical chain which causes cell damage in the first place.
You could find various beauty and skincare CBD products that can be used to aid acne, skin rashes, dry skin, and other skin inflammation.
Eat Well And Stay Hydrated
Eating healthy food and drinking enough water is good for both internal fluids circulation and also for your outer body. Despite knowing this fact, most of us do not give our eating and drinking habits enough consideration towards maintaining healthy skin.
Including Vitamin A rich food like dairy products and green vegetables such as broccoli in your diet will support collagen production. Which is also a primary ingredient of cosmetic and skincare products and is responsible for skin strength and flexibility.
Drinking, sufficient water every day helps remove toxins from your skin and will improve your skin texture and quality. On one hand, where taking a warm water bath is harmful to the skin, drinking warm water every day in winters could be benificial. Daily intake of warm water would keep your body warm, release toxins, and inhibit the growth of acne.
Wear Comfortable And Skin-Friendly Clothing
While winter clothing keeps you warm in cold seasons, keeping certain fabrics like wool in direct contact with your skin could cause skin rashes or itching. Moreover, synthetic fibers like, polyester, acrylic, or nylon could be harmful to your skin as they contain chemical compounds like synthetic polymers. Wearing smooth and natural material such as cotton or silk next to the skin would be a better and healthy choice for your skin. It would keep you away from skin irritation and you can wear layers of warmer clothes over it if needed.
Get a Humidifier to Maximize Moisture
Installing a humidifier in your workspace or living room will add moisture to the cold dry air and will hydrate your skin. Due to the temperature difference inside and outside in winters, skin can easily lose its natural moisture. To supplement the natural moisture back to your skin during humid conditions, consider investing in a humidifier.
Avoid alcohol-based astringents during winters. While they help cleanse the skin, alcohol present in these products could be harsh on your dry skin. Instead, you can opt for sweet almond oil or camellia oil as they can moisturize your skin without clogging pores.
Many people drink alcohol in cold weather to feel warm. It’s a common misconception that alcohol keeps your body warm in winters. It’s true that it increases the blood flow that makes you feel toasty, but that doesn’t last for long. Moreover, it causes heat loss as the temperature soon drops after that. And that doesn’t help your skin or your body.
Another reason to avoid alcohol during winters is that it’s is diuretic in nature and can flush vital fluids and cause dehydration. Which would again cause dryness in the skin.
Avoid Wet Clothes
If you are living in a place where it snows in winters, then you probably would be familiar with wet boots, scarfs, and gloves after you come back from the grocery store. Snow looks dry to the eye but of course, it isn’t. It’s wet. Sticking to wet clothes in winters could not only make you sick but could also cause skin rashes and itchiness. It’s best to immediately change the clothes when they are wet and apply any alcohol-free moisturizer.