Best Winter Skin Care Tips
Posted by anitaraj7212 on January 7th, 2020
I'm going to be talking about winter skin care tips. So before I move on acid you like come in and subscribe and share this article with anyone who may find it useful. So the reason why I wanted to talk about winter skin care tips is because as the seasons change and the climate changes our skin changes so we sometimes have to adopt new skin care regimen changes and differences in the way we clean our skin we hydrate our skin and we protect our skin due to the winter months and things that are involved in the winter season like skiing snowboarding being in the snow.
High altitude climate changes heaters fireplaces clothing that may be irritating like wool sweaters and scarves and things like that so I kind of just want to do an overview of different skin care tipsthat I've learned along the way and that can probably keep you out of trouble while we enter the dry and cold winter months. So first and foremost I want to talk about humectants. so humectants are really important because they minimize the trans epidermal water loss for the skin. So basically they keep the hydration in the skin in some of my favorite humectants are hyaluronic acid and also our aged ace and RB aged ace.
So things like colo dough oatmeal and natural food medicines are also important too but some of the more powerful ones are like hyaluronic acid because it can bind itself one molecule of hyaluronic acid binds over a thousand times itself in water. So, that's going to help minimize water evaporating out of the skin when you're in a very cold climate or when you walk into the cabin after skiing and you have a heater going in a fireplace going that's depleting all the water out of the air it's going to protect your skin and keep it hydrated.
So the use of humectants is really important also because things like our alpha hydroxide acids which are glycolic acid, lactic acids and citric acid. They also make the cell cohesion less sticky so it actually increases cellular renewal. At the same time as it binds water and allows your skin to absorb more water so it's kind of like two and one and one in one molecule. So, I really am a big proponent humectants year round but especially during the winter and what I also recommend is to put your methods on whether they're Sara Myers highly chronic acid colloidal oatmeal vino has a great color to oatmeal cream that I really like H.A. five by skin medicos a more medical grade and a lasting skin nectar is another huge method there's lots of methods out there and I don't want to preach or tell you which ones that I recommend I can't.
If you want but I think that you know everyone kind of has their own choice of Hue methods based on their price point and what they're kind of looking for but the most important thing is to apply it immediately after you are done showering or bathing in the afternoon or morning whenever you do that. And then to reapply at midday and then again at bedtime. So it's important during the winter months for sure it's a pain but if you can do it three times a day it's really really important and moms with babies and kids it's really important to do this for you or for your kids as well because kids are more predisposed to exempt dermatitis or dry itchy red skin.
The Flag Room protein not to get too dirty on you in the in the dorm up a dermal junction in kids is kind of a little bit you know underdeveloped and so the kids are more responsive to drier colder climates as well so it's important to keep the skin there your kiddos skin hydrate as well. So his methods are a mess. They're really really important. And don't underestimate the power of his methods. Of course trying to be fragrance free if you can. Now a lot of medical grade has fragrance and I know that I've had a lot of questions and comments on this but you know to each his own.
And if you can avoid fragrance that's better but fragrance are sometimes hard to avoid especially you know the term fragrance free is even a fragrance. So you know just just be careful when you're reading the active ingredients to make sure that you're avoiding things that can irritate your skin and make you read dry peeling itchy and things like that. Also the use of diffuser and humidifier is a huge must. So things like fireplaces and space heaters and heaters they deplete the air from moisture and so can make your skin even more dry and irritated.
So having humidifier is in diffuser is going even all day when you're in drier climates is really important. I'm a Southern California girl but I had to do a combined procedural fellowship in Northern California was a really dry climate and I was like dying because my skin felt so dry and so cracked and I remember seeing my patients like take a huge age jump in the way that their skin looks. Because as we entered the winter months their skin would look older and depleted of hydration and moisture and so it looked more wrinkly and people would look more aged and so when I would go home I remember we bought it off on Amazon a monitor that monitored the moisture position or the water content in the air.
And I remember in Southern California it was usually 60 to 80 percent but when we went there and we had the heaters in fireplaces going all the time it dropped down to like 10 to 15 percent and my skin would get cracked and itchy and I remember I was most surgeons was scrubbing my hands every day and my hands would bleed when I would make fist. It was awful. But once we got diffuses And a humidifier is going all day we kept the percentage above 40 50 percent a true effect on my skin.
And when I recommended to patients as well it seemed to help. So, moving on to other areas besides just body skin especially during the winter you have to take care of the lifts the hands and the feet because they can get dry they can get cracked and they can get figured and once that happens it's a notice for infection and it can cause and exacerbate an exemplar dermatitis because you're allowing irritants and allergens into the skin past the barrier and that can ignite a really positive. A bad bad reaction that's gonna just propagate itself.
So, it's really important to maintain that barrier. And so I just recommend just doing something as simple as before or petroleum on your lips try to keep it you know throughout the day when you wake up in the morning sometimes midday and definitely when you go to sleep at night because you're hopefully going to be having six to eight hours of uninhibited interaction no eating or talking or drinking to where you could just lay in bed at night and have your petroleum kind of maintaining that lipid barrier on minimizing trans epidermal water loss on your on your lips.
Another thing that happens to people is he gets something called Q lights on the corners of their mouth. So this is actually caused by a yeast that happens because of moisture in the corners of our mouth. So a lot of people when they sleep a little bit a jeweler's level in the corners of your mouth will allow the yeast form which is a ubiquitous yeast that's kind of everywhere but it drives in in moist environments. So basically by putting a little antifungal in that area just over the counter like even if you go to CBS or Rite Aid or Walgreens and you get like a even like a low trauma that you would use for like athlete's foot or jacket you just put that in the corners your mouth sounds gross but that will knock it out right away or by providing a barrier before that happens in the corners of your mouth by some awkward for Vaseline or petroleum or if you want to get fancy and use medical gray like a five by skin metaphor or something along that nature as long as you're providing a barrier to protect that in the corners of your mouth you'll be good but an antifungal will help to once it kind of gets a little bit more red and out of control.
Hands and feet. So one of the most interesting things I remember learning in dermatology residency and we learned this with our Buddhist babies and our kids with eczema is right after you wash your hands before you go to bed. If you want to put awkward four or vaseline on your hands and then wrap them in saran wrap or put Ziploc bags over them and then put socks over your hands and feet if you sleep with it like that it's a little bit slimy and uncomfortable but when you wake up your hands and feet will be crack free.
They won't be dried and they'll just feel amazing. So it's almost like eating like a paraffin wax every time you go to bed. That's like one of my my my most fun tips to give to people especially like it's not very expensive and it's something that you can do and it actually makes a really big difference. Also around the eye cream is really really important because the skin gets so dry that that delicate ice skin around the eyes the first to get hit with that with that dryness and you start to see you like the fine lines and wrinkles get a little bit more exaggerated in those areas.
So using a really hydrating ice cream I like is clinical use ice cream I love Alaskans track technology for their ice cream if you have drugstore limitations you want to just drop drugstore just hydroponic acid he met an ice cream was really really good or one was written all like rock. So I try to recommend medical Road and drug store. But as long as your TLC to your poor or little area especially under the ice during the winter months that's really important as well maintaining hydration. You know you guys I always say drink too there's a water of day.
The biggest problem with human beings is that we don't start drinking until we're thirsty and by the time we're thirsty it's too late. Your A.D.H.D levels are are skyrocketing and unlike other species like dogs they just drink before they're thirsty. They stay better hydrated than we do so have a hydro flask or something especially if you're skiing snowboarding or in the winter months and make sure to just maintain at least two liters of water a day. So that will help have hydration in your skin as well so other things that you can do to protect your skin is when you are at altitude and when you are skiing or snowboarding or just playing in the mountains make sure that you wear sunscreen and sunscreen is not just for summertime when you're out on the beach or the lake with the sun when you're at altitude the sun the UV light the V.A. one UVA to UVB rays are way more powerful than when you're at sea level or below.
And also the snow is just gonna reflect all that right back up on your face. So make sure that you get it on your neck on your face and when you're skiing just make sure that you're wearing your sunscreen even in the winter times even when it's cloudy and gray and there's wind burn you want to make sure that you're wearing sunscreen. Other things to note that are totally random but I get dams on and I always make sure that when I do goes skiing or snowboarding or I'm out in the elements that I don't wear goggles that are too heavy and pressing down on the cheek area.
So I have actually as a ski helmet that has dropped down goggles so they actually aren't even touching my skin because like sunglasses all that weight is can cause some volume loss in the mid face which can adjust too. That's totally being extra but I know that you guys who follow me are into that kind of stuff. So if you can avoid heavy when you're skiing or especially if you're like wearing on that strap on your helmet or pushing down if you take your goggles off and you have marks on your face time to get a new pair of goggles.
So I think I hope I'm not forgetting anything if I wanted to check my notes really quick. Oh. Also when you do take showers so all the fun stuff is bad for your skin fireplaces heaters really hot showers jacuzzis. I'm not saying you can't live your life and go in a hot tub that's totally fine but just make sure when you get out you hydrate like crazy like even when you're still wet before you dry off completely have your big tub a C to fill or am locked in or whatever you want next to the next to the your your bag and just make sure that you lather up after getting out of a hot tub because that is just going to extract all the water out and by hydrating right afterwards it's going to seal in the moisture so it doesn't evaporate with trans epidermal water loss as you walk into the heated cabin or heated room or heated house so the other thing to avoid unfortunately are really hot showers and I'm I love hot showers and I have to even myself to take it down a notch.
Now dermatologists recommend to take five to 10 minute luke warm showers so not longer than five to 10 minutes which I can't even follow that. But if you can. That's great but not too hot if you don't have to be lukewarm because that's a little bit too hardcore. But if you have an ailment like eczema or psoriasis or a topic dermatitis you probably have to take lukewarm showers but the less hot and the less time you spend in the shower the more water lash you will have that gets leached out of the skin.
So I think that that's it. I want to be sure I did didn't miss anything which I don't think I did last. Last thing avoiding irritating clothing like wool and scratchy scarves and sweaters that can elicit a kind of a positive reaction where you get itchy and then you scratch your skin and then recruit your inflammatory cells and you get inflammation and then it gets red and then it releases histamine you get more itchy and red. If you could just avoid that kind of clothing or have some type of silk sheet on first or like some scarf that can kind of protect you if you want to look cute with your big wool scarf wear like a high turtleneck that's going to protect you from getting irritation from itchy clothing during the winter months.
So that's another thing that comes up a lot. And I know I said last thing but I like. This is the last thing maintaining your your mega three fatty acids fish oil is huge all your all the natural fats and oils avocado nuts almonds you know all your omega 3 fatty acids is going to maintain a better lipid cell membrane and a better lipid barrier. That's also the barrier to prevent trans epidermal water loss. So just making sure that you have healthy fats and oils is also great and will keep your skin hydrated during the winter months.
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