As India approaches the colder winter season there are certain things that we should keep in mind to keep our skin looking refreshed and hydrated. The winter season could also trigger eczema relapses in susceptible individuals in which the skin can get itchy and inflamed. To keep such episodes at bay, follow these dermatologist-recommended tips:
1. Gentle Cleansers
The winter season is the time to adapt your skincare regimen to adjust to the temperature change. Switch your exfoliating body and face washes for gentle soap-free cleansers. Added ingredients like glycerin and aloe vera can provide additional soothing properties.
2. Keep your Skin Moisturized
Staying hydrated is extra important in the colder season. However tempting it sounds, avoid long showers with hot water. Moisturize immediately after showering to lock in the moisture. If using indoor heaters, you can try to keep a humidifier or a large ceramic pot filled with warm water in the room, so the room air doesn’t get dry.
3. Vitamin D Supplementation
Because of diminished sunlight, Dr. Monica Chahar suggests vitamin D supplementation in the winter months. Vitamin D is also a known immunity booster. Hence, it will also help in seasonal flu and keep skin eczema in control. Talk to your healthcare provider first for the exact dosage according to your age and weight.
4. Dress Accordingly
Eczema flares can be reduced by proper dressing habits. Wool is a known trigger for allergies and irritation, so we advise you to keep a layer of cotton clothing between your skin and woollens. The layering of clothes can also give enough spacing for your skin to breathe.
For more detailed consultation and skincare advice, contact SKIN DÉCOR, the most reliable skin clinic in Dwarka, Delhi.