Did you know that the moisture content of your skin drops as temperatures drop? Harsh winter conditions further cause the skin to lose its natural oils, allowing moisture to escape and leaving the skin dry. Doing sport or spending a lot of time outdoors during winter increases your risk for developing a dry skin. Now there is more to dry skin than meets the eye. Let us explore …
Bash Your Winter Rash
Dry skin can lead to areas of irritated skin, resulting in a winter rash. Typical signs of a winter rash include redness, swelling, bumps, itching and flaking. It may be localised or spread across the entire body. A great way of combatting a winter rash is to use a moisturiser with natural anti-inflammatory properties, also containing natural oils.
Ditch the Winter Itch
Generalised itching during the winter times is commonly referred to as winter itch. As with winter rash, the main cause of winter itch is dry skin caused by cold and dry weather conditions. It can lead to fine flakes on the skin, cracking and dry patches. The hardest part is resisting to scratch. To prevent complications such as eczema and secondary skin infections, and to get relief from the itch, frequently lubricate the skin with a good quality moisturiser.
Nope, dry skin and dehydrated skin are not the same things. A dry skin lacks natural oil, whereas a dehydrated skin lacks water. A dehydrated skin feels tight. When choosing a moisturiser, make sure you choose a moisturiser that locks in hydration.
Chapped Skin and Lips
Spending a lot of time outdoors during winter times exposes your skin to a “deadly” combination of sun exposure, wind burn and dehydration. For chapping, prevention is better than cure, so apply your skin care product before you stick your nose out the door.
Eczema, a form of Dermatitis
Dermatitis means skin inflammation. Eczema is a form of dermatitis, and it tends to flare up during winter times. The skin becomes dry, red and inflamed. It can be limited to a few patches, or multiple patches across the entire body. Patches of inflammation may even become infected. Treatment is usually aimed at combatting the inflammation and restoring moisture.
Nature’s Ultimate Skin Therapy – Silver Repair™
Silverlab SPORT Chafing Repair cream offers a natural all-in-one solution for dermatitis, chapped and dry skin, skin rashes and skin itching. Uniquely formulated for South African weather conditions with ionic silver, 12% avocado oil, 12% Aloe Vera, Jojoba and Rosemary oils, this is your skin’s first aid kit in a tube for winter. It locks in moisture, naturally replaces lost oils, prevents damage to the skin and promotes healing. Not only is it anti-inflammatory, but also antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral. Safe for use by the entire family, even in sensitive areas. Get yours today!