Cold weather affects our skin health quite a lot during the winter season. Especially, dryness on the face and hands is one of the most delicate problems and therefore you should be more careful during the winter season for your dermatitis problem and to support the treatment process positively.
1. You should keep your bath time as short as possible.
You should avoid spending too much time in hot showers or bath-sauna habit during the winter because long hot water contact such as 10 minutes can cause skin dryness. Besides taking a shower every day can increase dryness. Therefore, the most accurate method is to taking shower 2-3 times a week, adjusting the water temperature between 35-40 degrees and completing the bath in as little as 5-10 minutes.
2. Don’t Rub Your Skin with Coarse Bath-Glove
The products you use while taking a shower are also important for your skin health. Instead of chemical and skin-drying products such as soap and shower gels, prefer delicate products in a creamy form. Avoiding bath-gloves and bath puff, which irritates the skin, is important for your skin health. Another important point is, you need to use moisturizing products after each bath in the first 5-10 minutes while your skin is still slightly wet.
4. Do not forget to use scarfs to protect your mouth area, which is particularly sensitive in cold and windy days.
5. You should avoid peeling procedures which can dry the skin. It will be enough to perform your facial cleaning twice a day with warm water and cleansing cream or suitable product for your skin type.
6. Drinking enough water daily is necessary for your skin to maintain its moisture. Therefore, you should not neglect to drink plenty of water.
7. Consuming foods such as peanuts, spinach, walnuts, raisins, fish, nuts, and carrots are useful in preventing skin dryness. Therefore, consuming foods rich in vitamin E and C will improve the moisture of your skin.
8. Wool clothes should not be used since they will cause itching by drying your skin and you need to prefer cotton clothes.
9. If you know the causes that increase the symptoms of your eczema (such as trees and pollen, animal hair, certain foods), you need to avoid contact with them.
10. If these measures will not work, you need to consult a dermatologist to receive a medical treatment to speed up the treatment.
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