As temperature drops down, heaters switch on, and the wind blows up, the battle for healthy skin begins. Dry air takes away the thin oil layer that leaves moisture in the skin and flares painful and itchy conditions such as severe dry skin eczema, and psoriasis. If we stop moisture producing or if heating stops affecting on our skin, that will cause little cracks that destroy the barrier of the skin. Any actions traumatic to the skin, such as cracking, can cause an inflammatory response, which can force skin to become more susceptible to flare-ups of eczema and psoriasis. But you can minimize the risks by preparing now and avoid next few months toll taken on your skin. Here is our action plan to help you battle for healthy skin as winter approaches.
1. When it is cold outside, instead of prolonging our hot showers and baths- a recipe for irritated and dry skin- use lukewarm, not hot, water and keep the shower as brief as possible. Also switch to moisture-rich less aggressive soaps made for sensitive skin. Try to pat gently yourself dry to avoid traumatizing or skin over drying. Do not forget to apply moisturizer while your skin is still slightly damp.
2. Whether you have psoriasis, eczema or severe dry skin called as xerosis, you need to return on any moisture the dry air takes away. As soon as the weather gets dry, alarm yourself to start a regular moisturizing. The best time to do it is right after you bathe. To get better results you can wrap the problem areas in plastic wrap for about 20 minutes to one hour after moisturizing. Your skin will baby soft!