5 Winter Skin Care Tips For People with Sensitive Skin

If you're protecting your skin from the heat of the sun in the summer, you should also keep the largest organ in your body soft, supple, and well-nourished when the cold winds blow. 

Over the past few days, intense separate snowstorms continue to create a frenzy in parts of the United States. The inches-deep snow entirely covered roads and blocked public transportation. However, impeded travel isn't the only thing that can be affected. 

While winter presents a downright playful and fun atmosphere, huge quantities of snow, combined with the bitterly cold winter wind, can be damaging and uncomfortable for people with skin sensitivities. 

Everyone, especially people with skin allergies like eczema and psoriasis, is at risk of developing dry and itchy skin due to the cold air outside. As the temperatures plummet, Cottonique recommends trying these 5 effective tips to keep your skin healthy, glowing, and free from irritation throughout the final stretch of winter.

1. DRINK WATER

Everyone remembers to drink lots of water during summer, but when the cold breeze comes, they often forget the benefits of staying hydrated. Drinking adequate liters of water daily during the winter season is critical to maintaining your skin’s natural moisture. 

You may also sip some teas made from natural ginger and lemon to warm yourself and stay hydrated amid chilling days. Remember: combatting the dry winter skin starts with what you give to your body.

2. MODIFY GENTLE SKINCARE REGIMEN

To retain moisture on the skin, make it a habit to apply moisturizers after washing your face or taking a shower. Doing so while your skin is still damp helps lock in moisture, so don't forget to include your hands and feet in the process. People with skin sensitivity should also use gentle cleansers to increase hydration in the skin. Maintaining healthy skin after a shower is definitely the way to go. 

With colder weather, it's best to look for skincare products that give moisture to the skin rather than taking it out. Always choose skin care products that do not contain alcohol and fragrances. Avoid using products with a higher concentration of harsh ingredients. 

3. KEEP BATH TIME SHORT AND SWEET 

When temperatures and humidity levels drop, our skin tends to be driest. Also, due to the cold weather, most people turn to longer, hotter showers and baths—a practice that the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has turned down.

According to AAD, people should refrain from taking long, steamy showers, suggesting that a 5 to 10-minute lukewarm bath or shower is much better. They should also close the bathroom door and use warm water rather than hot. 

4. PLUG-IN A HUMIDIFIER

Low humidity and blistering winter winds always lead to dry skin. To combat the dryness indoors, plug in a humidifier and put them in places you spend the most time in, such as the living room, bedrooms, or your work-from-home are

By putting a humidifier, you add moisture to the air, preventing dryness that can cause skin irritation, dry eyes, nose, lips, and skin. Just remember to always use distilled water rather than tap water, so you can breathe fresh, humidified air.

5. KEEP A LAYER OF COTTON CLOTHING 

Bundling up and layering clothes to brave the cold weather can sometimes aggravate your skin condition. Fabrics like wool, nylon, and other synthetics sometimes give people a hard time during winter as the fabrics contain chemicals in them, triggering their skin conditions. 

To avoid flare-ups, wear a layer of cotton, like a cotton t-shirt, between you and the heavier fabric. Cotton clothes are not only soft and breathable, but they are also warm and hypoallergenic. 

You may also check our thermal collections, which composts entirely comfortable, non-irritating, and allergy-free clothes made with 100% organic cotton. If you have skin sensitivities other than eczema, consider wearing thermals that are softer and safer, particularly those that are made of 100% pure organic cotton

Here are our picks:

  • Men's Thermal Pajama
  • An efficient base layer or comfortable sleepwear that gives insulation and comfort to support your daily outdoor activities under low temperatures.

  • Women's Thermal Pajama
  • A hypoallergenic bottom that keeps bodies insulated, comfortable, and protected under the chilly weather.

  • Men's Thermal Long Sleeve
  • Your perfect companion on chilly days that helps retain body heat in cold temperatures 

  • Women's Thermal Long Sleeve
  • Chase the chill away with this 100% organic cotton-rich thermal top that keeps you safe from triggering unwanted allergens.

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    Thus, readers are encouraged to verify any information obtained from this website with other accurate references and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with their physician. As Cottonique strives to help those with allergies live with better days, the hypoallergenic apparel brand encourages everyone to always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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