It’s that time of year again where our skin starts to get dry with the winter weather and we want to make sure you have tips and tricks on how to avoid the seasonal blues of dry skin.
If you are a senior, you can be more susceptible to dry skin due to years of being exposed to the sun, slower production of natural oils and thinner skin. Dryness can cause your skin to become weakened which can cause tearing and even infection. Follow these easy steps this winter season to help prevent dry skin:
Stay hydrated! Making sure to drink enough water can go a long way in making sure your skin stays hydrated too.
Although a piping hot shower feels amazing on a cold day it can contribute to a reduction in natural oils. Try warm water instead and after drying off while your skin still moist apply moisturizer so it can soak in better.
Washing your hands is essential for preventing the flu and other infections but it also leads to dryness. Just like the shower, be sure to apply hand lotion to your hands immediately to help replenish moisture.
Exposure to the chilly air can also cause dry skin, so be sure to put on your mittens or gloves when out in the cold.
During the winter months be sure to wear layers, this will allow you to adjust to the various temperatures, ensuring you don’t get too cold or warm causing sweating which could cause further irritation to dry skin.
Take these tips and tricks to heart this winter season and you’ll help reduce your risk of dry skin!
Whitevalley Resource Center would like to thank our sponsors, The United Way, and Interior Health.