Winter’s not the only time to pay attention to your skin health. Sun, chlorine and even air-conditioning can drain skin’s natural moisture, leaving it feeling dry and tight. You can also take a few tips from below if you’re going on a warm holiday over Winter time.
Deborah S. Sarnoff, M.D. from New York City Cosmetic Dermatologist and Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine, suggestions these tips to help families safe and from itching.
In the Pool-According to recent studies, swimming in chlorinated or sea water causes a 20 percent decrease in skin hydration, which can lead to dry and itchy skin. Worse, the uncomfortable feeling can last up to four hours after you have gotten out of the pool/sea. Eucerin Calming Creme, which is formulated with oatmeal, is used for handling itchy, dry, post-pool skin. It’s proven to moisturise for at least 24 hours, so no matter how many dips you take in the pool, your skin will feel hydrated and well.
In the Bath or shower, women who shave their legs can prevent getting an after-shave irritation and dryness with a thick moisturiser containing glycerin. Dr. Sarnoff suggests that you apply a moisturiser directly after a shower or bath so it locks in the moisture into your skin. If skin is especially irritated, apply a soothing cream or gel, such as Aquaphor, to the sensitive area.
In The House, air-conditioning can zap all the moisture from the air in your home as well as your skin. Keep hand and body moisturisers around the house for those dry-skin moments. Maybe one in the kitchen and bathroom so you can apply after you have washed your hands.
For Him, a lot of men often take off their shirts in the hot weather, which can lead to dry and dehydrated skin. When the temperature rises, dermatologists advise thicker, “greasier” moisturisers such as creams and ointments. These are more effective at locking in the moisture and helping heal dry areas.
For The Kids, moisturiser is a summer essential. Paediatricians suggest using moisturisers that contain oatmeal. This ingredient will calm the dry-skin itch. Make sure you choose a safe cream for children with sensitive skin and eczema.