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!
4. Many viral, bacterial, or fungal infections can make psoriasis and eczema even worse because they involve immune system responses. Follow basic steps to keep yourself healthy, like getting enough sleep, washing your hands frequently, and exercising. Do everything to fight infection!
5. Winter means the holidays and the stress that they inevitably contain. Trying to get things done before the holidays as well as emotional stress and being under pressure definitely can trigger skin problems as during periods of stress, the ability of our skin to retain water is quite reduced. Look for any possible way to relieve stress related to holiday.
7. Winter also brings a reduction in the amount of sun exposure not a good fact since sunlight is very important not only for our skin but for the whole body as well to produce vitamin D and get enough calcium that way. The problem is two-fold. Firstly, people wear clothes that cover the skin and have a tendency to stay indoors. Secondly, the energy of ultraviolet light is lessened in the winter. So phototherapy makes sense for patients being responsive to ultra violet light.
8. Drink as much water as you can! It is one of those essential things you must do during any season and the wintertime is no exception. Try to take in 0.30 liter per 1 kilogram of your weight. You will stay hydrated and get happy your skin.