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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Protect Your Skin This Winter With These 4 Tips

by Carla Hudson

A lot of people may feel more comfortable about their bodies in the winter because they are able to cover it more. Even though you won't be baring as much of your body in the winter as you would in the summer, you still want to ensure you are maintaining it. The cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin causing it to flake, dry, and hurt. During the summer, your skin is privy to the extra humidity present. All of that humidity leaves when the winter hits causing your skin to change. With cooler and drier weather, you can see a change in your skin very quickly. In order to avoid the damage all winter, here are some tips to help you overcome what the winter weather can do to your skin. 

Pack on the Vitamins

There are two specific vitamins that you want to be sure to add to your menu during the winter. Vitamin C can help reduce free radical exposure that can ultimately cause your skin to age faster. In order to get more Vitamin C, you want to add berries to your diet. Another great vitamin that you want to consume during the winter is vitamin E. This vitamin will help repair your skin when it does get damaged by the dry, cold weather. Foods like sunflower seeds, almonds, and avocados contain plenty of Vitamin E.

Keep the Sunscreen Out

Just because summer is over and you have to pack up your bathing suit, it doesn't mean you can stock away the sunscreen. You should still wear sunscreen in the winter to help protect your skin. If you plan to travel to a higher elevation this winter and hit the slopes, it is even more critical to wear sunscreen. For every 1,000 feet above sea level, UV radiation exposure increases by 4% to 5%.

Shorten Your Shower

When you come in from the cold winter, you may think jumping in the hot shower can quickly heat you up. Unfortunately, it can also cause your skin to become very dry. Hot showers remove the healthy oils that keep your skin moisturized. When you remove these in the shower, your skin is not nearly as protected. This is why you should keep showers short.

Get Picky with Body Wash

When you do take a shower, you want to actually be specific about what body wash you use. There are tons of body wash brands available on the market. You want to look for one that has a moisturizer in it. By combining this with a good moisturizing lotion, your body can stay moisturized throughout the day. 

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