25 Jan 2016
Winter skin care is much compulsory when winter is there and ready to mount an assault on your skin. Our skin hardly survive after a summer of chlorinated water, air-conditioned shopping centers, and excessive sun exposure gained through outdoor activities. Now we have to fight against cold winds and gusts of warm air heaters & dry atmosphere.
Winters mission seems to make the skin dry, irritated and cracked. The cold air cap, all exposed skin and low temperatures slow down blood circulation to facial skin making it dull or pale. The dry heat of indoor heaters and dehumidifiers attack and rob moisture from the air make skin drying and irritating.
Winter skin care tips
Winter sun also dries the skin, damaging DNA leading to premature aging. You should struggle for Winter skin care. Work against the forces of nature through moisturizing creams and lotions. Add moisture to the air using a humidifier. Also, do not try to stay in hot baths and hot showers as it removes the natural oils in the body that help protect the skin.
The proper sun protection is extremely important in the winter, too. One of the things you can do to keep your skin beautiful and healthy during the winter is to protect against UV radiation. Just because it’s winter does not mean sunscreen should be forgotten. UVA UVB decreasing but still in full force all day! And do not be fooled, cold temperatures have nothing to do with the amount of UV radiation you receive. It is so easy to sunburn in the winter as in the summer.
Clear or cloudy, the skin is constantly exposed to UV radiation. Reflection of the sun rays are strongest during the year also, 17% in the sand and up to 80% in the snow! It is important to use a moisturizing sunscreen that has a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher. Apply to exposed areas that receive the brunt of the force of winter: the face, neck and hands. It will also create a barrier against hostile elements. Natural, non-chemical sunscreens, a “green” alternative to chemical sunscreens is good for your health and our water supply.
The hands are exposed to hot and cold air and frequent hand washing to ward off winter germs. The result: your hands will become dry and cracked. Wear gloves to protect against external cold, dry air and moisture, apply hand lotion before slipping on them. Give the hands of an intense moisturizing treatment at night by applying a cream or lotion and then keep the gloves until morning. For the time not guarantee woolen gloves, sun gloves should be worn to prevent cumulative UV damage.
The lips are very sensitive to the wrath of winter. Besides being constantly exposed to the elements, the skin of the lips is thin and does not produce as much melanin UV protective and other parts of the body. However, lip care also essential. Be sure to use a lip balm or lip gloss that protects against UVA and UVB rays. And be sure to keep it handy, because you want to reapply it frequently.