As winter approaches, the cold weather can make our skin feel dry and itchy. This can be tough, especially for people with conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Did you know that the cold affects different people in different ways, especially those from various ethnic groups? It’s essential to care for your skin during this time, and here are some helpful tips just for you.
Firstly, drink plenty of water. It helps your skin stay hydrated from the inside. Also, try warm drinks like herbal teas which keep you warm and help keep your skin hydrated too. Another thing you can do is use good lotion often to keep your skin from getting dry. Look for lotions with things like shea butter, hyaluronic acid, or glycerin that help your skin stay moisturized. Especially for some ethnicities, dry skin might show more visibly. So, it’s important to use these lotions and keep your skin healthy and moisturized.
When you go outside, it’s a good idea to wear warm clothes to protect your skin from the cold. Wear gloves, scarves, and hats to keep those parts of your body warm and cozy. When washing your skin, use gentle soaps without strong smells to keep your skin’s natural oils. Also, try not to take very long or hot showers because they can dry out your skin more. At home, try using a humidifier to add moisture to the air. This can stop the air from becoming too dry and help your skin stay healthy.
If we all follow these tips and think about how different people might have different challenges, we can all have healthier skin in the winter and all year long. If you have skin concerns you would like to address, please call 609-278-5900 or visit www.henryjustin.org/services to schedule an appointment.