How to Prevent Dry Skin During Winter

Snow days often bring a rosy glow to the cheeks (and not to mention the nose). But that’s not all it brings; winter means bigger chances of dry skin – cracking, flaking, and in a worst case scenario, eczema.

Of course, there are numerous ways to prevent the skin from drying up during the cold season. Here are a couple of ways as recommended by the skin experts:

Seek Advice from the Pros

Although it’s pretty easy go and purchase skin care products off the shelf, the best way to get sound advice is too see the experts. Pay a visit to a dermatologist or an esthetician. These professionals will be able to identify your skin type and thus, they will be able to recommend the things that can address your needs.

More Moisturizers

Winter is the time where you need to double up on the moisturizers. It’s because the weather condition actually works double time to try your skin too. It’s recommended to go with ointments or oil-based moisturizers as these have a “tighter grip” on the skin and they stay longer on it too.


Yes, sunscreen isn’t just for summer, it’s also for winter. Technically speaking, there is sun all year long, so you ought to use sunscreen all year long too. Winter sun + snow glare = skin damage.

Lesser Peels

If you’re fond of using peels on your face, try to avoid or minimize using them during winter. It’s because these can strip vital oil, and it means you are increasing the chances for the skin to dry faster.

Wear Gloves and Socks

Wearing gloves and socks won’t only keep your hands and feet warm, they protect your skin too. The hands and feet are very sensitive because they skin’s layer is very thin. Needless to say, one has to make sure to change their gloves and socks in case they get wet or moist. Reason is, these can cause skin irritation that can lead to itching, cracking, sores, and sometimes, they can lead to eczema.

Say No to Super Hot Baths

It’s cold outside and yes, a super hot bath would seem so nice. But then again, it’s not healthy for the skin. The intense temperature of a hot bath or hot shower has the ability to break down the skin’s lipid barriers. Thus, this would mean more loss of moisture.

These are just some of the many ways to keep the skin healthy during winter. Keep in mind that your skin’s needs also change when the season changes. Thus, to be sure that you’re using the right regimen, it’s best to seek the advice of a professional.

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