As we edge closer to JuneWith winter now only weeks away, the cooler weather iswill setting in for Australians, making us swap our t-shirts for hoodies. Along with the cooler weather, winter also brings harsh conditions for our skin. Now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your skin care regime and consider ways to combat dry skin when exposed to cold, dry air.
The home doctor experts from House Call Doctor have some tips to help you care for you skin during the cooler months.
Keep moisture in the air
Keeping moisture in the air will help keep your skin hydrated. Consider investing in a humidifier to use in your home or office that will add moisture to dry winter air. When it’s cold outside, you may want to crank up the heating system indoors, however, be mindful of overusing it the temperature as itas it can make the air inside even drier.
Use gentle products
It is important to use products that are gentle on our skin all year round, but especially in the cooler months when our skin is more sensitive. Use products that are fragrance-free and have moisturising features.
Hydrate your skin
Consider using a heavier facial moisturiser to hydrate your skin and avoid cleansers that strip your skin of natural oils. It is also important to moisturise the rest of your body too and keep your lips hydrated with balms and lip treatments. Also remember to keep up your daily water intake as this will help moisturise and hydrate your skin.
Avoid hot showers and baths
During the cooler months, long, steamy showers or baths are extremely tempting, but your skin won’t thank you later. Hot water evaporates fast and if your skin is not moisturised immediately afterwards, it can dry out and even cause lead to eczema. If you do indulge in a hot shower or bath, make sure to limit yourself to 5-10 minutes only and moisturise afterwards.