Dry, chapped skin in the Winter? A dermatologist reveals best skin care tips

Why is stretched the skin in the Winter?

The natural, protective lipid film of the skin is fed glands made up of millions of small suet. In the case of falling temperatures, these glands produce fat less skin. In extreme cold, these fat production can be adjusted. In this way, a main component of the skin’s natural protective mantle is lost. Since the grease film is missing the skin, water evaporates faster from the surface of the skin. The dry air deprives our skin of its essential moisture. The skin dries out, itches, stretches, and small cracks may arise. The constant change between heat Inside and cold to support this process – the Winter is pure Stress for our skin!

Why are many people in the Winter, so pale?

Under the influence of cold, the blood contract blood vessels under the skin. The body ensures that the heat is kept inside the body. However, it restricts the blood supply to the skin. She looks pale, because you will be less oxygen and nutrients.

How can I treat dry Spots on your face?

Sensitive, dry skin needs intensive and long lasting moisture supply. The optimal care strengthens the skin’s resistance and supports the skin’s own protective barrier. You must glide smoothly over the skin and directly a pleasant well-being. In principle, it is important to pay attention to the individual needs of the skin – this is true both for the choice of face care, as well as for the correct dosage. The skin should be in the morning and in the evening, after cleansing with the care required to be supplied.

What do you mean by “needed care”?

A good recommendation is a “pea size”. The skin of the face should need more care, it is recommended to overwhelm with small amounts more often to creams as with a large amount of the skin. A large amount of cream can not be absorbed by the skin and can bring you from the physiological balance. You might respond with impurities.

What can I do if the skin cracks open in the Winter?

Against dry skin, lipid-rich creams on a water-in-Oil base. They form a thin insulating and protective layer on the skin, a walk in the cold and prevent the moisture of the skin evaporates excessively. The urea Urea absorbs into the skin and binds water. For people with oily or acne prone skin, however, it is advisable to stay in the Winter with the usual toiletries. Promote new products, under certain circumstances, the formation of Sebum clogging.

What products are recommended for preventive care – for example, for lips and hands?

Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Faulhaber is a medical specialist for dermatology, Allergology, proctology, and Drug-based tumour therapy. He works in the “Dermatological practice, Dr. Weller, Prof. Dr. Faulhaber & Colleagues” in Schwäbisch Gmünd.

The skin of the back of the hand and of the face is particularly strained in the Winter. In the face turn the lips and ears are most affected. For preventive care of the skin, I highly recommend Urea – and glycerol-containing creams. Against dry hands back helps cream that is applied before going to bed fat. In the connection cotton gloves to put on and leave on over night. In the lip region care products to bees, are recommended wax-based.

What I’m doing wrong, if the hands after applying Lotion to the touch, only dry?

In this case, I would advise to switch to the cream. It may be useful to use a cream without emulsifiers, parabens (preservatives) and fragrances.

What should I consider when cleaning in the shower or washing your hands? Should I omit the soap, perhaps better, fat is washed finally out of the skin?

Not quite omit it, but instead, a pH-neutral soap or products with a pH-value of 5.5. For the hands there are, for example, lipid-hand waschöle.

When should I go to the skin doctor?

In The Case Of Eczema. Or, if the skin is inflamed and tearing.

You have maintenance tips that you can apply yourself to get through the Winter?

I cleanse my skin in the cold Season is particularly mild, since washing-active substances and surfactants on the skin to Rob, in addition, valuable fats. That is to say: I avoid bubble baths and give more nourishing additives such as almond oil in the bath water. In the shower I put on shower oils: and a shower too long and not too hot. After showering, I wear the main nourishing creams. Also, I’m trying to watch my diet.

Why is that?

Because we can support through our diet, the health of the skin. Good plant pigments such as carotenoids (especially abundant in carrots and tomatoes), polyphenols (for example, in green tea) as well as flavonoids and vitamins. I generally recommend a Mediterranean diet with high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The following principle applies: nutrients that protect the heart and circulatory system, are usually also good for the skin.

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