By Dr. Janet Brill
The cold days of winter are here, and that means dry, itchy skin. Moreover, there’s a host of ailments that plague skin and make it impossible to wear what you want. Luckily there are lotions and home remedies to ensure skin is hydrated and taken care of. This ensures you can continue to wear those skin-baring summer fashions long into winter (without fear of flaking skin, skin tags, or other unsightly blemishes).
All-Natural Remedies to Treat Winter Skin Issues
Using all-natural solutions to treat common ailments can be more effective than applying harsh chemicals to already inflamed skin. If you have skin that’s sensitive to the elements, than nothing is safer than all-natural ingredients.
There are all-natural suggestions for all ailments, including skin tags. Skin tags are unsightly, and most people are embarrassed to bare their skin when skin tags are present. Try all-natural skin tag removal products to rid the skin of these unsightly blemishes. Then, you can slip into that holiday gown with confidence and clear skin.
For dry skin, you should moisturize more. Although most moisturizers aren’t 100 percent organic, there are many that are. Look to the ingredients to determine if a product is made from natural ingredients or harsh chemicals. Some examples of quality moisturizing ingredients include: green tea, argan oil, jasmine, mint, acai berry, and other natural moisturizers. The Wellness Mama has many homemade skin care recipes to help alleviate winter skin ailments.
Sunscreen Matters in the Winter
Winter may not be as sunshiney as summer, but if you want summer skin this season, you’ll need to wear SPF. WebMD reports, “No, sunscreen isn’t just for summertime. Winter sun – combined with snow glare – can still damage your skin. Try applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and your hands (if they’re exposed) about 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply frequently if you stay outside a long time.”
Sun damage can cause sun spots and premature ageing of the skin, both of which are unsightly and will keep you from wearing revealing clothing. Worse still is that sun damage can cause skin cancer, which is potentially life threatening. A good SPF protects you, and guarantees that fresh new wardrobe looks great on skin that’s not ravaged by the sun.
Use a Humidifier: Simple and Effective
The air can be especially dry in winter because heating is cranked up. Hot, dry air is blasted at home and at work, and it’s leaving your skin dry. A humidifier introduces moisture to the air, which will have a calming effect on dry skin. WebMD recommends placing several small humidifiers around your home and workplace.
These treatments are traditional and effective. It’s important to remember that forgoing caring for your skin doesn’t just leave you with unsightly blemishes. It can be dangerous too. If you leave a skin ailment untreated for too long, medical intervention may be needed. Don’t wait until it’s too late; start caring for your winter skin today.