Protect your skin from the cold

Protect your skin from the cold
Although skin has its own means of self-defense, the adverse weather conditions, such as cold and wind, can weaken and cause serious disorders and even premature aging. Learn to take care in winter also.

Sudden changes of temperature to which it is subjected in winter our skin deteriorate its hydro lipid layer, leaving her naked from external aggressions, thereby accentuates water loss and dehydration appears. Accompanying symptoms are dryness, peeling, dullness and even minor wounds.

Tips for caring for your skin in winter

The Spanish Academy of Dermatology advises the following guidelines to overcome the winter without damage:

The hands, face and neck
Lacking sebaceous glands peels more easily and must be thoroughly hydrate, as they are the areas most exposed to the weather. So, we should use creams that have high nutrient at least a SPF 15.


If you feel prevents dry moisten with saliva, as this causes further irritation instead opt for moisturizing lip balm.

Changes in temperature
Watch them over cold heat is very damaging to the skin, especially in the case of the most sensitive, and may increase the chances that appear dilated vessels and redness.


If you were exposed to cold weather, choose thermal fabric garments, such as cotton, in addition to conserve heat keeps the skin dry and allows sweat to evaporate. The use of winter clothing too tight prevents proper perspiration of the body, which in turn can cause skin peeling.


Fans of winter sports should take extra precautions especially those in the central hours of the day (12-15 hours), using a suitable sun protection factor.

In the bath

Winter cold causes nothing fancy get home take a hot shower, watch the water temperature, as excessively long, hot baths remove the hydro-lipid layer. Why dermatologists recommend taking quick bath with warm water and soap to respect the chemical structure of the skin.


Ttipología (dry, oily, or sensitive). Apply to the whole body, with special emphasis on elbows and knees, these are areas that dry out easily.

Ambient temperature

At home the ambient temperature should not exceed 22 degrees and whenever possible should have a humidifier or environmental humidification system as placing wet towels on radiators and other heat sources.