With winter approaching, the relative humidity drops, and many diseases can arise. The habit of drinking less water this season leaves the skin susceptible to dryness. The skin, the largest organ in the human body, deserves special attention so that it is always silky, nourished, and humid.
Below are 12 tips for you so that the skin does not suffer from low temperatures:
- Drink plenty of water: in winter many people decrease their water intake and their skin suffers from it. Therefore, drink at least two liters of water a day;
- With the cold coming, people change the temperature of the shower to warmer and we end up staying a little longer in the bath to keep the cold away. With that, the skin dries out. The tip is to decrease the temperature of the bath and prevent them from being delayed;
- Still talking about bathing, avoid lathering too much and using loofahs and products with an exfoliating action, as they contribute to dryness.
- Avoid hot baths: Very hot baths end up taking away the natural protection of the skin and favoring dryness. The ideal is to slightly decrease the temperature of the shower and invest in products with more emollient properties. Body oils and bath moisturizers are excellent options to be used in the shower or just after it, when the pores are more open by steam and better absorb products.
- Hydrate your body and face well: In the summer, we give priority to products that are more astringent and that better control oiliness. In winter, the priority is soothing and moisturizing products. During this time, double your attention on the surface of the body and face, and pay attention to the types of products for each region: the face and the cervix tend to be more acne-prone areas, so it is best to choose oil-free products. . The body, which tends to be naturally drier, is prepared to receive more potent versions of moisturizer.
- Give preference to liquid soaps, because they have a more neutral pH and close to the skin;
- A good tip is to take advantage of the time that is under the shower to hydrate the body, because, due to the humidity of the bathroom, the skin pores are more dilated and the products tend to permeate the skin more easily;
- Use creams with moisturizing action. In addition to preventing dryness, it prevents burns caused by low temperatures. It is advisable to pass them on clean skin and always after bathing;
- In all seasons of the year, it is recommended to apply sunscreen, however, in winter, people are careless and ultraviolet rays are able to pass the clouds;
- Use body oils, which, although not hydrating, form a film on the skin, preserving the skin's natural moisture. Oils such as grape seed and sesame oils are rich in vitamins A, complex B, C, and E, which are antioxidants and natural moisturizers;
- It is important not to forget the lips. Use products with butter and sunscreen;
- Even for oily skin, good hydration is necessary, as this type of skin, due to the constant removal of oil, ends up showing some dryness. In these cases, it is advisable to moisturize it with oil-free products, such as gels.