Your Skin and the Cold: Tips To Remove the Dryness and Relieve The Itch

Temperatures are dropping and so is our patience with itchy skin. While the Celsius is plummeting to almost 16⁰, our skin is drying and starting to flake. Dry skin is easily irritated hence, the cause of the dreaded itch. Specific causes include dry indoor air, chilly breeze, and low humidity.

Here are skin care tips that you can use to prevent the “winter itch” (we also call it that even though there’s obviously no winter here) and put an end to this itchy mayhem.

1.     Exfoliation

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To get healthy skin, one must EXFOLIATE (it’s in caps which means we are really serious about it). Clear away all the dead skin cells through light scrubbing. 

Try products with salicylic or lactic acid. 

Exfoliation clears out the unwanted skin cells so that the moisturizer can deeply penetrate and work its wonders. 

(Look at our home-based exfoliation products and moisturizers here if you’re hesitant to buy off-the-shelf products.)

2. Moisturize

Once you’ve exfoliated, do not forget to moisturize. Forgetting to moisturize after every exfoliation will make your skin even drier than the last. 

If you have normal to oily skin, try products that are noncomedogenic because these are oil-free.

3. Cleanse

Although a long, hot bath sounds good in this cold climate, better have short showers with lukewarm water instead because it doesn’t strip the skin from its natural protection. 

In addition, use a non-drying soap or cleanser.

4. H20

Drink 6-8 glasses of water each day to keep yourself hydrated and your skin from drying.

5. Omega 3

Add omega-3 in your diet. You can get this fatty acid from fish oil, wild rice, omega-3 enriched eggs, walnuts and canola oil.

We know it’s a little bit vain to be thinking of dermatological problems in a time like this but you know us, beauty and health is our primary concern (next to global warming, that is).


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