BeautyHow to protect the skin in winter from the cold

How to protect the skin in winter from the cold

How to protect the skin from the cold? Discover some useful tips and tricks that will help you in the natural protection of your skin in winter.

During the summer we tend to pay more attention to skin care and protection, especially when we go to the beach or the pool and use sunscreen to protect our skin from the dangerous and negative effects of the sun’s rays. However, did you know that also during  winter our skin tends to suffer as a result of different weather conditions? The cold, the wind and the humidity can become aggressive elements with our skin, in the same way that -for example- the sun is during the summer months.

In winter, the most common thing is to wrap up warm and not worry about the health and protection of our skin. However, low temperatures tend to be aggressive with the skin, drying it out and causing certain symptoms that often tend to be very annoying: a feeling of tightness, cracking, peeling and in some cases eczema.

When it comes to protecting the skin in winter, there are a series of basic guidelines and tips that can be really useful in its natural care, since they are very simple to follow and extremely easy to apply in your day to day life.

Protect your skin from the sun

As we said at the beginning, during the summer we tend to pay much more attention to protecting the skin against the negative effects of the sun, practically forgetting about it during the winter months. But in the coldest months of the year we must continue to do so: it is essential to protect our skin from the sun by using a suitable sunscreen, especially if you go outside.

And it is that even if the sky is cloudy or it is raining, the effects of the sun’s rays continue to reach us, so that we continue to directly expose our skin.

The recommendations to follow are the same that we follow during the summer months:  use and apply sunscreen 30 minutes before leaving home. And if we spend several hours away from home, use it especially on the face (if we have the rest of the body covered with coats).

Hydrate your skin

During the winter months it is advisable to replace your light moisturizing cream with oil-based creams, as they are more effective in retaining moisture and maintaining adequate hydration when the weather is cold or very cold. In other words, the key is to use a cream that has a much more moisturizing action.

So which cream or oil to choose? For example, almond oil, coconut oil or avocado oil stand out.

Pay special attention to the hands

Given that in winter we usually have most of the body sheltered by using many coats, scarves and hats, we may not pay as much attention to the skin of the hands, since they are usually the ones that are most affected during these months by the action of the sun. cold.

The reason is clear: the skin of the hands has less content of sebaceous glands, so it is more difficult to keep them moist, so it is more common for them to dry out and crack, causing that annoying itching.

One solution is to use cotton gloves (never made of any other material), and opt for  moisturizing creams that help maintain moisture and provide softness.

Beware of heating

Heating can be very useful when it is very cold at home and we need to heat the room we are in, but we must be very careful, since generating gusts of dry air tends to cause the skin to dry out even more.

In case you have to use heating at work or at home, it is best then to opt for a humidifier, which helps control the humidity in the air and maintain it.

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