No one enjoys the dryness that winter brings, especially your skin. Many people experience discomfort from itchiness or even pain, due to cracking and bleeding from extreme dryness. Eczema can become worsened during colder seasons. Cold weather affects everyone’s skin differently, but it generally causes dehydrated skin. Many people fail to moisturize before they start their days and it is common to get patches of dry skin on your face and limbs.
What is Eczema?
Also known as dermatitis, eczema is a disease that causes the skin to become inflamed. Redness, itchiness, and rashes are common characteristics of the skin disease, which typically appears on the folds of the hands, arms, knees, and face, though it can appear anywhere. The harsh winter wind is one of the major causes of eczema, though it can also be genetic. Still, the environment is a major factor which can exacerbate these symptoms. The only way to prevent or treat eczema is by keeping your skin moisturized or shielded with clothing.
Holiday travel can affect your skin
If you are heading to the mountains to go skiing or to a warm destination to escape the cold weather, the drastic change of climate will have an effect on your skin. Climate-controlled airplane cabins are also notorious for sapping moisture from your skin. This can easily be kept at bay by keeping it moisturized while you travel.
Moving from the cold weather outdoors into a heated room will rob your skin of even more moisture. Indoor heating removes humidity, so individuals must remain vigilant about their skincare. Hot baths and showers in the winter will also rob your skin of its natural oils, so it is very important to keep it hydrated and happy at all times.
What you can do about it
There are many different ways keep your skin healthy, all of which can be done in no time at all. It is really about becoming educated about what products are out there and about how to protect your skin naturally. Covering up when going outside is a no-brainer, and is one of the best ways to keep your skin protected in the winter. A hat, a scarf, and gloves can go a long way. But before you head out the door, be sure to moisturize.
Dr. Fedorenko True Organic™ products are always an effective solution to keep your skin hydrated and soft. Plus, their handy stick dispenser makes them easy to carry and apply where ever you may go.
They are handcrafted from organic and natural ingredients that will truly nourish your skin. It is formulated with organic botanical butters and pure organic oils - without dairy, soy, or chemicals such as parabens and phthalates. Moisturizers with chemicals can only enhance skin irritations or cause allergies, rather than preventing them from happening in the first place.
Beware of petroleum-based moisturizers that can dry out your skin even more. It is well known that petroleum-based products such as mineral oil are inexpensive skin protectants that create the illusion of moisture. It’s also a good idea to use sunscreen to keep it youthful and vibrant. People often forget that even though it is cold, the sun is still shining. A great way to do this it to use a moisturizer that also contains sunscreen properties, such as Dr. Fedorenko’s True Organic Sun Stick™. Organic products like these not only protect your skin from the sun but also nourish it.
Hand cream is another must, as it is one of the most exposed parts of your body in the winter. Plus, your skin is much thinner here and can easily get chapped. Gloves are the best way to protect them, though you should always moisturize with a good hand moisturizer first. Again, organic products are the best option when seeking out a winter hand cream. Lips are also quite sensitive in the winter months and can get quite chapped if not properly protected. A good lip balm will do the trick and should be applied regularly throughout the day. Be sure to apply a moisturizer to your hands, face, feet, and body before you go to bed, and let your body naturally absorb it to heal your skin. Exfoliating at least once a week will also help, as it will remove all of the dead, dry skin. Don’t forget to moisturize afterwards!
Keeping yourself hydrated on the inside will also protect your skin in the winter, although this should be done year round. Drinking lots of water will help keep healthy, inside and out. Try to avoid beverages such as coffee and alcohol, which are diuretics that will dehydrate you.
The solution is Dr. Fedorenko’s True Organic™ skincare products
Regardless of where you spend your time this winter, these tips will help you maintain your skin’s health and overall appearance. A small investment in great skincare products will make sure you are comfortable and looking great at all times!