Protect your skin from the winter weather

28 December 2012

Top tips have been offered to those who are keen to protect their skin from the harsh winter elements. Rebecca Baxt MD, a board-certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, told that the cold and winds can draw moisture out of the skin, meaning it can become itchy and start to crack.This, she explained, can lead to infections, which is why it is essential for individuals to moisturise their skin regularly, especially after having a shower. “It’s critical that people, especially elderly people, moisturise their skin in the winter months,” Dr Baxt stated. The expert urged people to invest in heavier moisturisers during the winter months, as they will be richer than the light creams used for summer skin care. Vaseline is also a great product for keeping the skin in good condition, she added. Another top tip people should try is drinking eight glasses of water a day as this will also help to keep their skin hydrated.