Did you notice that your skin changes during different seasons? That your skin often gets drier and flakier during the colder winter months? And if you’re worrying about having dry skin in winter, worry no more! Bendigo pharmacy near me has prepared the best 3 tips on how to deal with winter dry skin.

Drier skin in winter happens because this time of year lends itself to drying out your skin. Dry skin happens when the skin doesn’t retain sufficient moisture. The low level of humidity, both indoors and outdoors, contributes to the dryness of the skin. This is because your skin’s moisture tends to match the humidity of its surrounding environment. The combination of cold air, dry indoor heat, and harsh winter wind can drain your skin of moisture.

Dry skin occurs more often as people age, with over 75% of people over the age of 64 having dry skin. Age, with its cumulative sun exposure, has associated damage to the skin. The sun damage leads to thinner skin that doesn’t retain moisture as easily. In addition, the natural oil production of the skin slows with age. So, what are the best ways to deal with dry skin?

Best Tip #1: Skin Moisturisers

One of the first things that you can do to help combat dry skin, rehydrating the epidermis and helping to seal in moisture, is the use of skin moisturisers.

The more effective, natural moisturisers are different types of oils. These help to prevent water loss without clogging your pores. You can try coconut if you have some at home already. Jojoba oil also makes a nice moisturiser and has other health benefits. You can also check out our herbal shop near in Bendigo, Victoria for our certified organic skin moisturisers.

Best Tip #2: Skin Care Routine

The second best tip we recommend for dealing with dry skin in winter is taking a step back with your skin care routine.

Washing your face strips out the natural oils that help keep it hydrated. During winter, you may need to take a step back and consider if you can simplify your skincare routine. To respond well to your routine, your skin needs to have a healthy moisture barrier. If it doesn’t, things that would normally be beneficial can instead become irritants.

And if you want some recommendations for organic skin care products for your skin care routine, you can have a call with our naturopaths near in Bendigo, Victoria.

Best Tip #3: Humidifier for Dry Skin in Winter

The third, but not the least, best tip we suggest for taking care of dry skin in winter is with the use of indoor humidifiers.

A lot of the heating that we use during winter uses hot, dry air. This means that it compounds the effect of the harsh outside air. Using a humidifier indoors helps to put moisture back in the air. Putting moisture back in the air helps to keep the moisture from being drawn out of your skin.

Worry, no more! You can follow any of the skin care tips for dry skin in winter that basically applies to you. You may also want to check our certified organic and naturopathically-formulated skin care products from our herbal shop near in Bendigo.

Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Alyce Beaton

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