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5 Easy Ways to Prevent Dry Skin During Harsh Weather

Thursday, April 6, 2017 22:56
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The changing weather and changing season often affect our skin in the most negative ways. In many cases, the skin becomes dry, flaky and can even bleed from skin breakages, cracking or soreness that come as a result. The cold temperatures and unsuitable weather especially during winter are the worst weather conditions ever. Therefore, it is important to identify ways that you can prevent dry skin and protect the skin from such harsh weather conditions. Here are the top five easiest means or ways of preventing the appearance of forming of dry skin during harsh weather conditions such as winter.

1. Cleansers

Cleansers are the topmost in the list of preventing the skin from drying up due to harsh weather conditions. Cleansers such as soaps can contain harsh chemicals or fragrances that end up being worse when in contact with the skin. Identifying gentle skin cleanser is an official way in how to protect skin during winter. It is also deemed to be an efficient method of ensuring that the skin is moisturized if produced and effected for that specific purpose. However, it might be difficult to find such an item in the market. Therefore, just look for a cleanser that contains additions in form of moisturizers. Others will just enhance the dryness and promote cracking when combined with the environmental or harsh weather factors.

2. Moisturize and or hydrate

Continuously moisturizing the skin from the outside and hydrating it from the inside is a way to protect the skin from drying out. Use moisturizers on a continuous basis regardless of the weather. In some cases, the skin dries out and having a good moisturizer ensures you are sorted out. In winter, it is better to use oil and water based moisturizers on the skin as they add the essential oils stripped from it by the environment. Alcohol based moisturizers tend to dehydrate the skin after a short while making them unsuitable for such a period. Ensuring that you reapply the moisturizer on a regular basis is a step that we should all take towards preventing the skin from drying out.

3. Warm showers and not hot showers

Washing and bathing should be limited to warm water rather than hot water. Hot water is normally what we are attuned to especially during the cold weather, which can cause the skin to further dry. It is because the hot water tends to strip the skin its oil. Warm water preserves the skin oils and leaves them in tact in the cold weather. The oils protect the skin and lock in any moisture present ensuring that it does not dry out. Furthermore, you are advised to shorten the time frame taken to have a bath unless bathing with lukewarm water. If drying the skin, use a smooth towel to dry it. Follow a smooth motion while in the process and immediately apply a moisturizer on the damp skin.

4. Humidify the air

The low temperatures especially in winter tend to suck all the moisture from it. To compensate, the air takes moisture from the skin causing excessive drying. By installing a humidifier, you achieve one of the ways in how to protect skin during winter and keep the barrier protecting the skin from the air intact. The moisture provided by the humid air ensures that the skin and the body in general are protected from the different environmental factors that cause vulnerabilities. By getting rid of these vulnerabilities, you ensure the health of not only your skin but also your body.

5. Protective clothing

It is about time to search for that long winter coat that you stashed away last year. Protective clothing is effective in ensuring that your skin is well protected from the harsh weather conditions and the cold temperatures especially during winter. Winter weather is sometimes windy and the blowing air is dry causing further dryness in exposed skin surfaces. Therefore, dressing for the weather is a definite means in how to protect skin during winter and how to ensure smooth, radiant and vibrant looking skin in any harsh weather condition. Wait until the weather changes and there is more humidity in the atmosphere to expose your skin to the harsh environment outside.


Harsh weather conditions range from intensive sunshine to very low temperatures experienced during winter. Having a definite way to protect the skin from such conditions is a perfect solution that many are still looking for. However, all you have to do for now is follow the above tips and easy ways of looking after or protecting your skin in any harsh weather condition especially winter. 

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