Keep bath time short
Give up the habit of long-term hot baths or hammam-saunas in winter. Because prolonged contact with water, such as 10 minutes, can lead to skin dryness alone, while washing with hot water every day can further increase dryness. Therefore, it is ideal to wash 2-3 times a week, adjust the water temperature between 36-40 degrees and complete the bath in 5 minutes.
Set the room temperature between 21-25
In cold winter months, we use indoor or central heating devices. However, as we try to heat the environment, we reduce the humidity. For your skin health it is important that you keep the room temperature between 21 and 25 degrees and set the humidity between 30-50 percent. Using room thermometers you can better set the ideal temperature and humidity.
Do not scrub your skin
Bath water temperature, as well as the products you use while washing is important for your skin health. Instead of chemical and drying agents such as soap and shower gels, prefer delicate cleansers in creamy form. Dermatology Specialist Şule Albayrak warns that in winter, you should avoid materials such as pouches and fiber that irritate the skin. In the summer months, sweat, dirt and oil accumulates more on the skin, but not too often you can make pouch and fiber.
Apply the moisturizing product within the first 5 minutes
Dermatology Specialist Şule Albayrak pointed out that applying moisturizer to dry skin does not give the expected effect, contrary to popular belief, she said, “It is best to apply moisturizing products when the skin is slightly wet in the first 5 minutes after each bath.”
Continue sun protection products
Our skin needs protection from the sun in the winter as well as in the summer. Therefore, especially on sunny days, you must use a sunscreen with at least 30 protection factors! In addition, on snowy days and before skiing, do not forget to use sunscreen to protect against sunburn caused by sun rays reflected from the snow.
Not without a scarf and gloves
On cold and windy days, remember to use a scarf to protect the particularly sensitive mouth area. You can also put a coat of moisturizer on your hands before leaving home; wool, non-fleece, leather or suede gloves will be more useful to use.
Avoid peeling and facial pouch
Dermatology Specialist Şule Albayrak stated that it is sufficient to clean the face twice a day with warm water and a cleansing cream, foam or gel suitable for the skin structure and recommends the following: “Dry skin in winter; moisturizers for very dry and sensitive skin, and oily skin for mixed and sensitive skin. Moisture mask can be applied or cosmetic applications that give moisture. Peeling or peeling methods to dry the skin should not be preferred. Again, in order not to increase the sensitivity, it is useful to take a break from the face sac.”
Apply protective ointment to your lips
In winter, cold, wind, washing the mouth frequently, trying to moisten by licking lips to dry can increase dryness and eczema. Therefore, do not forget to apply oil-based moisturizing balms to your lips several times a day and use products with protection factors on sunny-snowy days.
Just wash your hands 4-5 times
As in other seasons, in winter, when cleaning your daily it is better to choose solid soaps with glycerin and moisturizing properties, instead of cleaning liquid soap, wet wipes, cologne or hand disinfectants. Using warm water, not needing to wash hands more than 4-5 times a day unless necessary and after each hand wash oil-based and long-acting moisture Remember to drive the linters. It is also very important to avoid chemicals that irritate the skin such as detergent, bleach, salt spirit or use gloves.
Vitamins A, C, E are essential
Red foods contain beta carotene and orange foods show high antioxidant properties thanks to lycopene. Therefore, it is very important that you consume red orange foods such as apples, oranges, carrots and pomegranates which are suitable for the seasons in winter, and foods that give shine and moisture to the skin such as dark green leafy vegetables, coconut and avocado in terms of antioxidant properties. Also make it a habit to drink 2 liters of water daily, even if it is not enough to moisturize the skin alone.
Use separate products for face and body
Declaring “The most important thing you need to do to ensure skin moisture is to choose the right product and apply it correctly,” Dermatologist Şule Albayrak said: “The moisturizer to be chosen for the face and body must be in different forms. Because there are skin options such as dry, mixed, oily and sensitive for the face, our body generally tends to dry more because the hair-oil unit is less. Dryness from the trunk to the arms and legs is gradually increasing. Therefore, the moisturizer to be selected for the body should be oil-based products that can trap long-term moisture. If there is a tendency to sensitive or atopic dermatitis (internal eczema), moisturizers specially designed for these skin types should be preferred.”
Choose cotton clothes
In addition to what we put on our skin, what we wear is important for our skin health. Instead of nylon, synthetic and woolen clothes that cause the skin to sweat and increase dryness, you should choose soft cotton clothes that help keep the skin moist. Also, be careful to wear several layers of thin clothing and reduce or increase the number of clothing according to the temperature of the environment, as thick-woven single-layer clothing can cause you to sweat.