Winter is almost gone but we still feel the chills from the weather. They bring along some uncomfortable dryness to our face, hands, skin, feet and body in general. For some people your little dry feeling is nothing compared to what they experience. Their skin becomes so dry, that they result in flaking, cracking, eczema etc.
Because outdoors are cold, it is normal that we seek shelter in more warmer places by heating up our apartment. But „as soon as you turn the heat on indoors, the skin starts to dry out. It doesn’t matter f you heat your home using oil, wood or electricity. The skin gets dry“ Bonnie LaPlante says.
To keep your skin looking healthy, here are the best tips we recommend for you.
1. Moisturize More
Because the weather continually changes, that body creme which was perfect for you in Summer or Spring would not moisturize your skin in Winter. As weathers change, so should your skin care routine. Find an „ointment“ moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. More importantly look for those that contain avocado oil, mineral oil, primond oil or almond oil. Because not all ointment moisturizer which contain oil are appropriate for the face. Because they just sit on the skin and become really greasy.
2. Hydrate for Your Health, Not for Your Skin
Drink a lot of water as it helps in keeping the body dehydrated. It is widely known to be a good source of benefit for the overall health of the body and skin. But it is a myth to believe that drinking water automatically leads to moisturized skin. It helps but in of itself cannot do that much
3. Avoid Wet clothing on the skin
Wet socks, gloves, underwear etc. can irritate your skin and cause itching, cracking, sores, eczema and some other skin problems. So it is best to get dry clothing on your body at all times. Moisturize feet, especially the heels, every day with thick cream—lotions containing lactic acid are especially effective—and wear cotton socks to bed.
4. Flaky Lips
Keeping a tube of lip balm with you at all times, is a good first step to prevent you from having dried lips. But, you very well know that winter winds can take chapped lips to a whole new level.
If lips become flaky, pick up a clean toothbrush and very gently exfoliate the skin to remove excess skin layer. Apply beeswax or a lip balm with lanolin and keep re- applying throughout the day. Lanolin is a natural moisturizer that softens skin and reduces evaporation, keeping the skin hydrated.
For seriously dry lips, apply honey or Vaseline for 15 minutes and then remove with a cotton swab dipped in hot water.
5. Seek a Specialist
Most importantly however, is seeking out a trusted specialist. Going over the counter at your local drugstore, for your skin care advice, sometimes only make you waste money and time especially if their prescriptions do no good. They are most times not qualified or specialized enough to handle your skin care problems.
Cynical as it may appear, a dermatologist or aesthetician would be in your best interest the best investment. Specialist analyze your skin type, your skin care regimen and give you the best advice on skin care products best for your skin.
The notion that visiting a dermatologist means they’ll prescribe high end products to you is just false. What’s most important is they telling you what ranges of product are best for your skin not promoting any product for you to buy.
At least that’s what we practice at our Beautyclinic V. I. P in Immendingen. For your skin care problems and advice, or book our services, please feel free to contact us on any of these modes.