• 14 JAN 20
    Tips to take care of our skin in winter

    Tips to take care of our skin in winter

    With the arrival of winter also low temperatures arrive, and with it our skin is also affected (it dries, becomes more sensitive and acquires a duller appearance).

    All this is due to the effects of cold on the skin, which causes the capillary vessels to contract thus reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrients that reach the dermis, which also causes the skin to renew more slowly and accumulate more dead cells.

    Here are some tips to take care of our skin in winter and prevent it from drying out:

    • Hydrate our skin daily, if possible several times a day. Those who suffer from a skin disorder, such as atopic dermatitis or psoriasis, should maximize skin hydration.
    • Minimize, as far as possible, sudden changes in temperature, such as from the cold of the street to the heat of indoor heating, as it increases the risk of the appearance of dilated capillaries and spider veins. It is advisable to moderate the heating temperature when possible.
    • Be careful also with the bath at high temperatures, since very hot water can dry the skin a lot.
    • For body and face washing, do not use very foamy soaps, better use cleansers with softening and sulfate-free active ingredients.
    • When washing our hands, watch out for very cold water, as it also dries the skin. In case of having to wash them repeatedly it is advisable to use when finishing a hand cream.
    • Skin treatments, such as those used to remove stains, are more effective during this colder season, so it is a good time to perform them.
    • Remember to wear gloves to protect your hands from the cold, especially if you usually have chilblains or your fingers get cold and turn reddish or purple.
    • Avoid alcohol and tobacco, as these also negatively affect the health of the skin and dry it out.
    • Regarding food, do not forget to take enough vitamin C and antioxidants, which can be found in fresh fruits and vegetables, and remember to drink between 1.5 and 2 liters of water daily.
    • Protect yourself from the sun, also in winter: although it may not seem like it, in winter the sun’s ultraviolet rays are still almost as harmful as during the summer, so it is advisable to continue using sunscreen. Also the sunglasses, especially in the snow (where we should wear glasses that completely cover the eyes and around), since it reflects 80% of the solar radiation and especially affects both our eyes and the skin that surrounds them, which is especially delicate.
    • Take special care with the skin of the face and hands, as they are the areas most exposed to cold. Use creams, oils and masks to take care of it and protect it more effectively.
    • Help the night regeneration of the skin, especially of our face, cleaning it and applying facial oils, thus helping to maintain a younger and healthier skin.
    • Better to use cotton clothes: the rubbing of clothes, especially synthetic or wool, dries the skin more. To minimize this, it is therefore recommended that those garments that are in contact with the skin are made of cotton, such as the shirt under the jersey.

    Dermatology at Vithas Xanit Internacional

    If you are looking for professional advice for the care of your skin, assistance with a dermatological problem or perform a skin rejuvenation treatment, remember that in the Dermatology Unit at Vithas Xanit Internacional you will find the best specialists who, together with the latest technologies and techniques, allow us to offer the best assistance and results. Contact us for more information or make an appointment.

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