Winter is still a little ways away, but the effects of the colder weather are already here. In fact, many people start to experience dry skin as early as the first day of fall.
This is because the air outside turns cold and dry as winter approaches and the water in your skin evaporates quickly. This can leave your skin tight, itchy, flaky, and even cracked.
What can you do to protect your skin this winter and keep painful dryness at bay?
Keep your skin covered when you're outside
As a kid, your parents told you to "bundle up" before heading outside to play in the snow. They didn't tell you that just because it was cold outside.
Skin that's left exposed is more vulnerable to the cold, dry air. You may have noticed that your lips become dry and cracked when you don't wear vaseline when you're outside. This is because the air is sucking the moisture from your skin.
Wear a jacket, gloves, scarf, and hat to protect your body and face from the chilly air. Chapstick or vaseline can also help to protect your lips.
Try baby lotion instead of "adult" lotion
If you have very sensitive skin, a lotion that's meant for adults may not work as well for you as it does on other folks. Even lotion that's labeled "intensive care" can sometimes take days to work.
Babies have more sensitive and thinner skin than adults. That's why their lotion is made to be easily absorbed and leaves no sticky residue. It's also hypoallergenic to keep their skin from getting irritated.
Adults with sensitive or very dry skin may benefit from using baby lotion. Don't be afraid to try your hand at different brands to see which one works best for your skin.
Use bedsheets for sensitive skin
Up to 82% of Americans say they find an extra hour of sleep at night extremely valuable. But, when it comes to dry skin, many folks don't often think about their bedsheets and the solutions they can provide.
Bedsheets for sensitive skin such as hypoallergenic bedsheets can help to reduce the number of skin-irritants that come into contact with your body.
B Sensible offers hypoallergenic waterproof bedsheets for kids and adults. To learn more about hypoallergenic sheets and how they can help to protect your skin this winter, contact B Sensible today.