Why winter weather affects our skin.
Our skin suffers in winter. The combination of dry air, frigid winds, and indoor heaters suck the moisture from your skin and strip it of oils essential for healthy skin barrier function in the winter. When your skin loses its moisture barrier, it weakens its ability to protect itself. This is the reason why 91% of the people in Europe have more problems with their skin during the winter than in any other season.
Most common skin conditions in the winter and how to avoid.
Below we have listed the top 3 most common skin conditions in the winter:
1) Winter Eczema (Atopic dermatitis): Eczema causes dry, itchy patches to form.
Avoid eczema in the winter by skipping harsh chemical bodywashes and hot showers.
2) Winter Rosacea: Rosacea is a bacterial infection that causes rashes and small, red bumps on the skin.
Avoid rosacea by keeping your house/ workplace humidity high. A simple but effective trick is to put glasses of water on heating radiators. You can also use a humidifier. Also try to minimize the time outdoor in the winter.
3) Winter Psoriasis. Cold, dry weather can trigger psoriasis flares. Psoriasis could be shown as;
– Red patches of skin covered with thick, silvery scales
– Dry, cracked skin
– Itching, burning or soreness
Avoid psoriasis by drinking enough water. Keeping your body moisturized from the inside has been proven to work. Furthermore; avoid hot showers, this will dry out your skin even more.
Moisturize your skin in the winter!
Another very important step to avoid skin conditions is to moisturize your skin in the winter, with a thick nourishing moisturizer.
With the help of top dermatologist Lloyd Diamond MD, we designed a protective leave-on mask made with non-clogging super-oils like macadamia seed oil, safflower oil and squalane. With the Leave-me-on Winter Mask, your skin is being moisturized, protects and nourished in the winter. TIP: Use the Leave-me-on Winter Mask after leaving the shower.