National Winter Skin Relief Day 2022: Celebrated annually on 8th January, the National Winter Skin Relief Day is observed to remind ourselves to relive our skins from the winter blues.
Having beautiful skin is a dream come true, regardless of age or gender. Even if you are on the opposite end of the self-care spectrum, protecting your skin from the harsh winter is just as important as hygiene or keeping yourself hydrated.
History Of National Winter Skin Relief Day:
January 8th was designated as National Winter Skin Relief Day by Valeant Consumer Healthcare, a branch of Valeant Pharmaceuticals to remind folks to be ready with their moisturizer and lip balm when the mercury hits the bottom line.
How to Observe National Winter Skin Relief Day:
Get your Winter Arsenal Ready
Find a good moisturizer for your skin type and keep your lip balm ready when your lips give the SOS signal!
Go for an Anti-flaky routine
- Limit your bathing time to 5 mins using lukewarm water and moisturizing soap.
- Apply a moisturizer right after shower and before going to bed.
- Use a humidifier
If your skin continues to flake or itch persistently, do visit a dermatologist.
Skin Scare Mitigation
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Interesting Facts About National Winter Skin Relief Day:
Few Facts Related to National Winter Skin Relief Day,
There is a high risk of sunburn during winter, as the intensity of the UV rays is enhanced by reflecting from the snow!
- Applying witch hazel or rubbing alcohol on dry skin dehydrates the skin.
- Skin dryness in women can also be due to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
- Underlying medical conditions like eczema, psoriasis, diabetes, or malnutrition causes dry skin.
- Dry skin is a common problem faced by people who are required to constantly wash their hands like nurses, hairdressers, and even athletes who are involved in water sports.
Tips to keep your skin safe from this harsh winter season:
- Keep your skin hydrated. Drink a lot of water for this.
- Avoid long and hot showers, as hot water strips the skin of its natural oils and leaves it dry.
- Use gentle cleansers, avoid harsh soaps.
- Don’t scrub! Be gentle and let the water and lather do the work.
- After bathing, pat the skin dry with a soft towel. Rubbing causes more irritation and inflammation.