Long winter months often become a real test for our skin. Low temperatures, icy wind, and also dry air in hotly heated premises can lead to peeling, redness and even allergic reactions, such as cold dermatitis. To avoid all these troubles, you need to ensure proper daily care and optimal protection.
Give up cosmetics containing alcohol and salicylic acid. Pay special attention to hygienic lipstick or lip balm. Carefully study the composition: it should not contain menthol, camphor oil, phenol, alcohol. All these ingredients in the long term lead to even more drying out and cause the need to lubricate the lips more and more often. Choose a face and hand cream enriched with vitamins E, D and K.
Do not forget about eye protection! In severe frost, many people begin to water their eyes. An excellent way out in this case is special eye drops, so-called artificial tear preparations. In sunny frosty days it is desirable to wear sunglasses, since the intensity of sunlight reflected from the snow grows at times. Blink often.
Drink more water and eat juicy fruits and vegetables. The more moisture in the body, the less you will need additional cosmetics.
Take a warm, not a hot bath or shower. Too hot water destroys the hydrolipid skin barrier, resulting in the body begins to lose moisture.
Consume more healthy fats: nuts, avocados, fatty fish. In the diet of the peoples of the Far North seafood and healthy fats prevail, it is not surprising that they are famous for their magnificent skin.
Use humidifiers indoors. In winter, due to the operation of heating systems, the humidity in the apartments can drop to 20%. Special household appliances – air humidifiers – will help to solve this problem. And the advanced models with the expanded set of functions in addition also will clear air in premises.