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Have you noticed a change in your skin this winter? You aren't the only one experiencing it. How do you fix it?
The state of your skin is affected by the weather, chilly winds, and dry air caused by heating systems during the winter months, and not in a favourable way...
Moisture simply evaporates from your skin, leaving it dry, scaly, and cracked. You've probably observed that when the cold season begins, your arms, cheeks, and legs suffer the consequences. The explanation for this is that these are the weakest parts of our skin since they lack sebaceous oil glands that are in charge of moisturising our skin.
Because of this, our skin requires more care during the winter, especially if we are already prone to dry skin problems. Follow these easy tips every day if you want your skin to be hydrated and smooth.
A common misinterpretation is that sunscreen should only be used on sunny days when you’re lounging at the beach or hanging poolside. But if you plan to participate in some winter activities like skiing, sunscreen is a must-have.
Because sunlight is the greatest source of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It is the main cause of skin cancer. If sunlight reflects onto your skin surface, it can increase your UV exposure. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “snow reflects 80% of the sun’s UV light,” doubling harmful exposure and increasing the risk of damage to your skin.
Use Auscreen Sunscreen on exposed skin to protect your body. It has 50+ SPF that provides you with very high protection against UV radiation. This sunscreen is fragrance-free and suitable for use on both your face and body. Its non-irritating formula is perfect for those with sensitive skin.
This may seem obvious, but the greatest approach to preserve your skin during the cold is to dress appropriately. As the temperature drops, you should add more clothing. On a chilly day, we recommend wearing one to two layers and warm, waterproof shoes; on a cold day, two to three layers, a warm hat, and waterproof boots; and in extremely cold weather, more than three layers, a warm hat, face mask, and waterproof boots.
Choose a body cleanser carefully
Many cleansers actually contain harsh chemicals which can be damaging rather than nourishing. Ingredients like alcohol and any added fragrances won’t do any favours for dry, cracked skin, as they strip away natural oils. Cream-based cleansers such as Euca Castile Super Creamy Foaming Hand and Body Wash will help keep the moisture in, while still taking off the day’s dirt.
Avoid long hot showers
After spending time outdoors on a winter day, you might want to turn the shower heat up as far as it’ll go and bask until the hot water runs out. But your dream shower could damage your skin. One of the causes of dry skin is hot baths and showers. Set your water temp to warm, not hot and avoid those arguments about running out of hot water or taking too long in the shower.
Cold weather naturally dries out the skin, but you can prevent your skin from becoming rough and scaly by using Euca Nourish 100% Pure Soothing Skin Lotion. It is a great defender against the effects of winter weather because it traps existing moisture in the skin. It utilises the organic properties of Calendula and Tea Tree Oil that helps revive, soothe and heal dry and damaged skin.
For best results, apply a cream to your entire body immediately after showering. And if you’re naturally prone to dry skin, mix your cream with oil for an extra layer of defence.
Use a humidifier
When the winter comes and the heating systems kick in, the air we breathe in our homes becomes dry. The hotter your home is, the less moisturised the air you breathe is.
Besides respiratory issues that can occur during the heating season, your skin will also suffer and become dry, itchy, and cracked due to this.
To avoid a whole plethora of problems, including dry skin, you can start using a humidifier. And use Euca 100% Australian Eucalyptus BP Grade oil. It is one of the best essential oils for humidifier use, due to its antibacterial properties. That, and its reputed ability to offer relief for respiratory ailments.
Eucalyptol, one of the main components in eucalyptus oil, is a common ingredient in many OTC medications for cough and cold symptoms.
Additionally, this oil may mask your scent from mosquitoes, working as a natural repellent.
There you have it, those are the simple tips to take care of your skin during the winter.
As you can see, it really isn’t so hard to take proper care of your skin, you just need to set your mind to it, and follow these rules. We guarantee, once you start it will just become routine for you.
Find all the mentioned products here and start your new journey to moisturised skin today!