Glowing skin is always the in thing. Keep glowing this winter season.

December 13, 2021

This joyful season could get unbearable for many of us. Low humidity levels and cold temperatures take away the moisture and natural oils from the skin. Dry indoor heat and Harsh winter wind levels make the Skin crack or even bleed, leaving us disappointed & stressed out.

Symptoms: Dry Skin, Itchy Skin, Redness, Irritable Skin, Chapped / Cracked Lips, Cracked angle of the lips known as Angular cheilitis, Dryness of the Elbows, Knees, and Cracked heels, peeling of the skin.

Common Skin Problems during winter

Acne breakouts during the winter are a common problem. Sebum could be one of the reasons for this, an oily, waxy substance produced by your body’s sebaceous glands, which is secreted more as a result of dry skin in winter. 

 Chapped Lips are one of the biggest problems people face during winter. If your lips begin to sting, burn, feel itchy & uncomfortable, it is probably chapped. Chapped lips can be painful and become a breeding ground for infection. 

 Cold Urticaria is commonly called cold hives. Large red scars appear on the skin, resulting from an allergy due to the cold weather. 

 Dermatitis refers to any inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis causes dry, itchy patches to form flare-ups. It may result from poor circulation in the body or exposure to harsh chemicals, an allergen, or an infection.

 Eczema causes the skin to get dry with patches leading to inflammation, itching, blisters, & cracks that can make the skin coarse and rough. Eczema flare-ups occur more often and get worse in the winter because the skin cannot stay moist on its own.

 Psoriasis is presumed to be an immune issue activated when the body’s defences are alerted. Your skin produces too many skin cells, resulting in flaky, scaly, dry patches on the skin.

Raynaud’s Disease occurs when the body gets too cold and the blood vessels spasm, resulting in blood circulation. It appears on fingers and toes, causing them to become numb to respond and extremely pale due to winter conditions. 

 Rosacea causes your skin to look like you just finished a long run, as it causes flushing and reddening of the face. Some people get bumps, dry eyes and eyelids, along with redness. 

Windburn can cause you to look like Rudolph with a red nose. Windburn is a skin irritation that causes dry, red, burning skin during cold climatic conditions.

 Winter Itch: Your hands and feet begin to feel like sandpaper? The cold outside air is arid and pulls out the moisture from the skin. 

 Winter rash occurs due to extreme dryness and dehydrated skin in winter.

Follow these tips for winter skincare so you can keep your skin healthy, moisturized and glowing cool all season long.

  • Shorten your shower time
  • Moisturize frequently
  • Exfoliate gently
  • Stay hydrated
  • Take a well-balanced diet
  • Ditch the sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Pay attention to your lips
  • Change your body care routine as needed
  • Dress for the occasion – Layer your clothing appropriately
  • Use sunscreen every day
  • Apply makeup with SPF
  • Avoid stress

Our Dermatologist, Dr Bhavyashree U.G., Specialist Hospital, opines winter skin is more fragile. If you have a skin condition, pamper yourself with tender loving care. She recommends maintaining a well-managed lifestyle to take control of our diets during this winter season for skin wellness.

  • Be consistent with your skin routine. Moisturize the skin to maintain good skin tone and skin barrier function
  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
  • Anti-oxidants / omega3 fatty acids
  • Eat fresh fruits, salads, seasonal fruits 
  • Use the right skin products / gentle cleansers 
  • Use SPF sunscreen – 30SPF
  • Use topical ointments, cocoa butter, shea butter, natural oils, coconut oil, aloe vera gel, etc.
  • Use sunglasses

Skincare requires a commitment and not a miracle. 

You are your best commitment.

Call our Specialist Dermatologist for an appointment at 080 4212 2222, and have a fantastic season of joy. Happy Holidays

 

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