The skin is the most extensive organ of the body. It is, mainly, responsible for protecting us from possible external threats -such as heat, pollution, dirt and others- and from internal hydro-evaporation so that our internal organs remain constantly hydrated. Neglecting the skin has, in addition to aesthetic consequences, health consequences.
Winter is characterized by low temperatures, humidity and wind. All these agents are extremely aggressive on the skin, and result in dryness and noticeable deterioration.
1 Drink plenty of water
To avoid dry skin it is best to start from within. Stay hydrated with at least 2 liters of water a day, the equivalent of 8 glasses of water. It is also advisable to start the day with substantial hydration. The first thing you should do when you wake up is to drink a long glass of water as quickly as possible. This practice is called by some “internal shower”, and it helps you to awaken and hydrate the internal organs and cleanse the toxins created during the night.
2 Lukewarm is better
Try to get away from extreme temperatures. When you shower, do it with a warm temperature. Very cold or very hot water can traumatize the skin and cause blood vessels to rupture. In the same way, very hot water generates the death of skin cells. It is advisable to keep the temperature below 18 degrees Celsius.
3 Keep your skin hydrated
You can maintain the skin’s natural moisture by using moisturizing creams and soaps all over your body. There are specialized creams and soaps for all skin types, so if you have oily skin and don’t think it’s a good idea to overhydrate, think twice. Moisturizers in addition to moisturizing the skin, create a layer that protects us from external aggressions, and help you keep the pores of your face clean.
4 Take care of your diet
A good diet is necessary to show off a healthy and vigorous skin. You can start by adding nutritional supplements such as antioxidant vitamins of group A, B, C and E, which, although they do not reverse the aging of the skin, they do improve its appearance.
5 Use sun protection
Even if it’s cold, your skin is still exposed to the sun and UV rays. A good way to keep your skin hydrated, protected and prevent the spread of blemishes on your skin is to use the sunscreen of your choice. In the market you can find sunscreens for all skin types, and you can even find moisturizers that include protective agents against UV rays.
6 Less alcohol, less tobacco
It is well known that both alcohol and tobacco dehydrate the internal organs and therefore also dehydrate the epidermis. This is because together with the cold, they reduce superficial vascularization in the epidermis with which they increase redness, broken capillaries and dehydration. Try to reduce the consumption of both substances.
7 Seek professional help
If you want to go to an aesthetic center to give your skin a caress you can ask for information about different treatments, such as Skinlight, one of the most recommended non-invasive treatments for winter weather. In the same way, you can perform diamond-tipped dermabrasion, vacuum, electroporation, photoporation, phototherapy and cryotherapy that are used to perform different anti-aging treatments.