Avoid skin rashes even during winter
Plummeting temperatures, cold and harsh winds, and dry weather - winter can wreak havoc on your skin, making it hypersensitive, itchy, dry, and just plain rashy. Here are five quick and easy goof-proof tips to reduce the appearance of rashes during winter and protect your soft skin.
1. Avoid hard water
There's no better way to wake up your face than a splash of cold water in the morning. But if you wake up to a rash on your face, too, it might be best to mist the skin with thermal water instead. Limestone-laden tap water can be too harsh for skin that's already weakened by winter weather, whereas a mist of mineral-rich, thermal water has soothing, softening, and anti-irritant properties. The perfect antidote for an irritating rash!
2. Use nourishing skincare products
Cleanse your skin morning and night with a gentle lotion. It'll remove all traces of make-up, as well as soothe and moisturise the skin. The best bit? There's no need to rinse your face with damaging hard water. In the morning, apply both a serum and a cream that are formulated to moisturise and soothe your skin. Opt for a cream that's richer than the one you use during warmer months, so that you wrap up your skin in a soft, nourishing layer. The result: smooth, hydrated skin that's protected from the cold and damp.
In the evening, apply a moisturising night cream to fully hydrate the skin like the Revitalift Moisturising Night Cream by L’Oréal Paris. The Revitalift Night Cream hydrates the skin and boosts regeneration for a fresh and radiant look overnight. The nourishing cream also boosts skin firmness, youthfulness, and radiance. Once a week, settle down in front of the TV with a moisturising face mask enriched vegetable oils like sweet almond, argan, or apricot. Keep this up and skin rashes will be replaced by a soft, radiant glow.
3. Apply cold cream
If rashes persist, apply a cold cream to problem areas. It will nourish, moisturise and protect the skin, and will leave a protective layer to act as a barrier against harsh, external factors.
The cold winter months are harsh on your skin, and if you have sensitive skin, the winter elements will affect your skin even more. Sensitive skin is easily irritated so it is important to take extra care of your delicate skin. But even if you have normal, oily, or dry skin, follow the three steps mentioned above to shield your skin from the cold wind and prevent red and itchy skin rashes.