Extra Dry skin can cause an irritation or sensitivity. Think of the skin on your upper arms. Often you see small red bumps appearing on your upper arms. This is called Keratosis Pilaris. Try a cream with salicylic acid to gently exfoliate the skin on your body, to prevent any sensitive flare ups.
Make sure you do regular trips to your Skin Specialist. They will ensure that your skin gets the booster it needs during winter.
You moisturise daily during all seasons, but during winter you should moisturise even more. Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the most important factors, especially during the dry, cold season.
Lather your sunscreen. YES! Sunscreen during winter is just as important as during summer.
Even on cloudy, cold days sunscreen must be applied.
During winter we tend to rely a lot on Heating devices to keep us warm. These are great for the chilly days and nights, but not so great for our skins. They dry out the air, and therefore dry out our skins. Humidifiers put the moisture back in the air that surrounds us.
Avoid hot baths or showers. Rather use lukewarm water. The harsh hot water can strip your skin of its precious oils that it needs to stay youthful.
Change it up
Certain cleansers and other products can be too harsh for winter. Make sure the cleanser you are using is not drying out your skin.
Drink lots of water. The amount of water we take in during winter will not show directly on our skin, however, it will add to our internal health. And this shows in your skin.
Moisturise during the night. Our hands and feet also dry out a great deal during this season. A really nice way to prevent this is to lather up before you go to bed, and then put on gloves or socks.
Repair you skin. This is the best time of the year to get your skin under control again. Use products that will replenish and hydrate your skin.